Microsoft Word file Import/Export (Lesson)

General plugins (Local) ::: local_lesson_wordimport
Maintained by Eoin Campbell
Import the contents of a Word file in '.docx' format file into a Lesson, splitting it into pages based on the "Heading 1" style. Also supports exporting lessons to Word format, for round-trip editing.
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This plugin allows you to import Word files into a Lesson as pages, and export a Lesson into a Word file for offline review. On import, a separate page is created at each Heading 1 style in the Word file. When exporting lessons that include images, you must use Word 2020 or Word 365 to open the exported file, as images are embedded in a format that is not suitable for earlier versions of Word.

Only Lesson content pages can be imported, but question pages are exported in a readable format.


This plugin is part of set Microsoft Word file import/export.


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  • Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 1:01 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-8478
  • Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 12:43 AM
  • Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 7:37 AM
    Just used this for the first time, testing with a large, 72-page lesson. Every page imported perfectly, really like it! Simple, straightforward, no fussing importing of a large Word file that took me less than 3 minutes to make sure I had the page headings set to "Heading 1" style and import. Very nice!

    I do wish there was a way to set defaults for the jumps though. At a minimum, it'd be nice if on the first jump, it defaulted to putting the page title (or something generic like "This Page" on the first jump. Right now, the default for the first jump is "This Page" and it leaves the text field for "This Page" blank, which means I have to go through every page manually and edit the title field since that field is a required field.

  • Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 9:40 PM
    Thanks for your suggestions, I’ll try to implement this.
  • Fri, Sep 3, 2021, 5:23 PM
    2021/08/31 1.0.1 Improve question page export, add automatic page jumps on import.

    THANK YOU! ♥
  • Tue, Feb 1, 2022, 7:55 PM
    Hey so would love to use this and just want to check that I use a heading and then whatever I choose for a content page, then I can use your word table format questions in subsequent pages to add questions?
  • Wed, Feb 2, 2022, 1:30 AM
    This initial version of the plugin doesn't yet support importing questions, just content pages.
  • Thu, Feb 3, 2022, 7:52 PM
    Ok Eion, thanks for the reply. Loving all of your work. Thank you so much, it really speeds up quiz making in moodle!
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