Question formats: Questionmark QML Importer (Alpha)

qformat_qml
Maintained by Picture of Tom McCrackenTom McCracken, Picture of Ruslan KabalinRuslan Kabalin, Picture of Tony ButlerTony Butler
Import Questionmark QML files into the Moodle question bank

Questionmark QML Importer (Alpha) 0.2dev (Build: 20150910)

Release notes

README

What is this repository for?

  • Import Questionmark QML files into the Moodle question bank

Installation

Simply download the files as a .zip, upload to the Plugin Installation Wizard (Administration->Plugins->Install Plugins) and follow the instructions.

Manual Install To install this plugin copy the qml folder into the "question->format" folder and update the database. You can do this by going to "Site administration->Notifications" and clicking upgrade database.

How to use

The plugin does not require any specific setup to use. Simply select Question Bank->Import from the Administration menu and under the File format options you should see "Questionmark QML Importer". Select this option as the file type when trying to import QML files into the Moodle question bank.

If you try to import a file that contains unsupported question types, the import will fail unless to tell Moodle not to halt on errors. To do this, while on the Question Bank Import page, click on the "General" drop down item and change "Stop on error" to "No". All supported questions will be imported and the unsupported questions will be ignored.

Limitations

Currently many of the question attributes are set to default values. This means that when importing questions, specific question and/or answer feedback will not be imported and instead will be set to a generic response. The same goes with other question attributes e.g. units in numeric questions. Any questions that contain an embedded image in the question text may not display unless the image is linked to via a URL that is accessible via the internet.

Supported Questionmark question types

  • Fill In The Blanks (FIB) *
  • Multiple Response (MR)
  • Multiple Choice (MC)
  • True or False (TF)
  • Essay Question (ESSAY)
  • Text Match (TM)
  • Numeric Question (NUM)
  • Select/Select-a-blank (SEL)
  • Matching Questions (MATCH)

*FIB questions will either be a short answer question or they will be converted into a Embedded Answers (Cloze) question type.

Other question types (Unsupported)

  • Hotspot (HOT)
  • Ranking: Rank in Order (RANK)
  • Likert Scale (LKS)
Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Version information

Version build number
2015091000
Version release name
0.2dev (Build: 20150910)
Can be updated from
v0.1-a1, v0.1-a1
Maturity
Alpha
MD5 Sum
097da4fb37ac981774df99516e95c623
Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.4
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.5

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
master
VCS tag
v0.2

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Question formats

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myformat") in the "question/format" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation