I have updated the word template with the option to add Essay questions (open questions) and minor changes.
It's in English and Catalan language.
I hope you find it useful.
Before anyone else adds to this template (not that I am unappreciative), but it would be nice if someone who understands the coding to correct the d.loadXML textrange.XML error that occurs in Word 2010. There are no less than 15 requests in various forum posts that have gone unanswered over the last 2 years.
Does ANYONE havea solution to this problem?
Hi! I've updated the template a little from one that Daniel Scheidegger had that worked. Not sure WHY its working. There is some documentation in the zip - feel free to look and give feedback.
Daniel, Leal and Luckas
I've blogged on your excellent quiz making Word Template version 21 here. Hope more users get to use their tool in their institutions.
Thank you very much for this piece of, no, masterpiece of software.
Thank you Frankie for your post and blog. Also, thank you to everyone who have made a push for making Moodle better through your tools. I found moodle_quiz_v2_1 very useful. I have been scratching my head trying to get moodle_quiz_v09 to work with Office 2010. I am currently using Windows 7 x64 with Office 2010 x86/32 bit.
I found adding a new location within Trusted Locations of Microsoft Word made the quiz making process a little easier. I hope that doesn't pose too big of a security issue for my PC.
**Word 2010 and Template for creating quiz questions - Moodle XML files for importing/import into Moodle Course - Question bank questions**
It seems that CopyPasteEditThisoneforWord2010.docx or the Example.docx (from Frank) is to be used as an initial template file to get started then choose File > Save as to save a separate file with a more meaningful name (for later use or archival). It also seems that this new .docx file you create should be saved into the moodle_quiz_v2_1 folder. Once you save the separate file you can export the quiz into Moodle XML format.
I tell you... it is sweet! to be able to import Moodle XML files into Moodle.
Seattle, WA USA
I have been really playing with this 2.1 version of the Word Quiz Template and really like it. I have made some videos for our instructors and want to share what I have learned about using this template. This is Word 2010 on a PC in the videos. The Moodle is 2.3. I did create and example2 file for these videos that acts as a template. It is the example file that came with the zipped folder with the questions taken out.
Enable Macros Quiz Template v2.1 for Importing Moodle Questions
Word Quiz Template v2.1 for Moodle Quiz Question Import
Import XML From Word Quiz Template v2.1 Into Moodle
Preparing & Adding Pictures for Word Template-Moodle Import
Tips for Bringing Pre Exisitng Quetions to Word Quiz Template v 2.1
I did have problems with the pictures at one time, but I re-extracted the zip file and used the example file out of it and it worked fine after that.
Some of the forums on the older verison of this template mention that the Mac version of Word cannot make the xml file. Does anyone know if that has changed any?
These are automatically embedding with just the link copied in. That's interesting.
does this work with Word 2013 - just wondereding as College has just gone full windows 7 with Office 13 :/
I'm late to the party, too. I can tell you that the macros do not work in Office 2013 because of changes to the XML libraries. The Toolbar also won't appear, or if it does, the buttons don't work because the macros behind them have not been enabled (perhaps due to security settings).
However, I was able to make some changes for the code to work minimally. But there are a lot of problems with the Toolbar I wasn't able to fix. I don't understand yet how this works in Word 2013 (under Windows 8.1).
I created a repository on Google Code to share the VBA module called XML.bas (export of the macros from the file). The inital code has the MIT license, so I think it should be OK to do this. For now, I uploaded only the XML_2010.bas file that supports question feedback. I will see how much time I can dedicate to fixing the 2013 file.
Anyone who's interested in collaborating can join the project. I'm hoping this will continue with more collaboration focused in the Google Code repository.
Hi Frankie, I think you confused my comment to her original question Google+... The publicly cleaner version is the same one I mentioned here, but there's no such thing as bad press
it would be nice (and save me 3 hours today , if the info would be updated in docs/wiki
I am not sure how versioning in wiki is handled -- so would be nice to show in most popular google finds and newest versions
Hi there. I presume you mean to add Emily's cleaner version to the docs? I will happily save you the time and do that tomorrow. The way docs work is this: every Moodle version has its own documentation. and unless it is vitally essential we only update the documentation of the current and previous version - so at the moment, that would be Moodle 2.6 and Moodle 2.5. (Next week we'll be updating Moodle 2.7 and Moodle 2.6) Everyone is free to add to the docs and of course to add to earlier versions if they wish.
Hi there - I just updated the import page in 2.6 and 2.5. I noticed that logins don't persist across those URLs, even if I check "remember me" (I had to login once each time, for each documentation tree). I'm guessing they are separate sites (with separate sessions) even though the URLs look like they're not. My docs.moodle.org password is something really twisted, so I count on my browser to remember it. But Chrome forgot everything after I logged in twice, even though it said it was remembering the password.
Really nicely produced videos! Very informative and precise. Keep up the good work!
I am a relatively inexperienced site administrator for a small college which has recently upgraded our Moodle site from v1.9 to v2.5. The vast majority of our faculty need a very user friendly method of creating quizzes. We are using Word 2010. I am attempting to duplicate results using the v2.1 Word to Moodle template, and have experienced many of the issues/errors documented in the blog. I found your videos explaining how to integrate the downloaded template and its macros into Word on my computer.
Your video, "Enable Macros Quiz Template v2.1 for Importing Moodle Questions", shows the folder that is available once the zip folder is extracted. The file list includes a file "example2" which you use in your explanation. I have searched every forum post I can find but have not been able to find a link ANYWHERE that links to a zip file that contains that file; they only have the "example" file. Can you please give me a heads-up as to where I can download that updated zip file?
Thank you so much for any help you can offer me.
Georgie O'Leary firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't change "*.doc" to "*.xml" in Office 2010 ,could you help me ? there is a mistake "d.loadXML textrange.XML" in VB
Can you try the VSTO document-level customization (Word document in Office 2010) tool that's based on the moodle quiz template? It's installation is handled by Microsoft and it's even working in Office 2013. Much of the videos apply to it, although there are some big differences. We've added support for answer feedback, for example.
I applied for internal funding to pay a student to extend this tool, so I'm open to hear from folks here about what kinds of features are most important. The VSTO option is more robust to changes in Office, but unfortunately requires knowledge of .NET programming and use of Visual Studio. Being an IT professor, I have no trouble finding people with those talents.
I tried it on MSO 2010...
not sure if the setup.exe completed successfully, but stuff worked...
Except short answers showed no answers (I pressed enter and then back space while writing the correct response -- maybe that was the rpoblem.)
But missing word was ok.
And also it didn't show pic I tried (from clipboard with snipping tool).
and later on it even didn't save export the file - or I couldn't find it :/ But didn't throw any error...
EDIT: attached my edited file
We've gotten the tool working at our school. However, I'm finding that when creating multiple choice questions the default next option after hitting enter is per answer feedback (good), and then when hitting enter it doesn't add another incorrect answer option like it used to. And it is tedious to find the list of all the styles and then select the right one. Is it possible to make it add another answer option by default?