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 :/
Sorry, Chris, I just saw this. I don't have access to Office 2013, perhaps someone else out there knows.
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 a recursive publicity stunt! Oh alright, yes, I was confused.
How is the update of the template going? I think we are moving to Office 2013 soon and was wondering if anyone had fixed the template so that it works?
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!
Thank you so much, Frankie.
I have been happy that they have been of help to some folks out there.
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 email@example.com
Any advice on the following would be very welcome:
Essay questions can accept Feedback on template page and this is accepted as OK when checking layout prior to XML export- however, unlike multiple choice or short answer questions, the essay feedback is not imported into Moodle - is this rectifiable?
Thank you for reading this.
I am trying to install this (https://code.google.com/p/word-moodle-quiz/) into office 2010 but get a microsoft customization installer error. No option to install or override the dialogs... Any sugestions?