Question formats: Questionmark QML Importer (Alpha)

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
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Current versions available: 1

Adds the ability to import QML files from Questionmark Perception into the Moodle question bank. The imported questions will be imported into a category named after the TOPIC attribute which is present on each question inside the QML file. 


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  • Picture of Tomasz Muras
    Wed, May 20, 2015, 4:16 AM
    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for your contribution. Am I looking at the right place or QML standard: ? Which version of QML does your importer support?

  • Picture of Tom McCracken
    Wed, May 20, 2015, 4:31 AM

    Yes that is the correct place. All of the sample files I was given to work with are all version 3, so it is built around that version.

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 7:23 PM

    Hi Tom. Thanks for sharing the plugin with the community. I admit I had troubles with actually using it, although the problems were not related directly to the code. Please see the issue #2 in your tracker for the details.

    Regarding the coding itself, I think that the reported bug #1 in your tracker will have to be fixed prior to approving the plugin here.

    I am going to mark this plugin as needs more work now. Thanks for your patience with the review and approval process.

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 4:53 PM

    Hi Tom. Thanks for providing an updated version. I am happy to approve this plugin now. You are cleared to land, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Wazza
    Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 3:16 AM
    Hi all! Is this plugin still working or maintained? We are at Moodle 3.1 and soon we will get tons of QMP questions to import. I hope this will work for us!
  • Picture of Tony Butler
    Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 4:04 AM
    Hi Richard. I don't think we've used it since Moodle 2.9, but I don't think the API's changed recently so it should still work OK. It is tagged as alpha though, mostly because it only supports a relatively small subset of QMP questions (the ones we needed to import). Hope it works for you.
  • Wazza
    Thu, May 11, 2017, 1:54 AM
    Please see this post... I have attached a QML question that is not imported correctly.
  • Picture of Tony Butler
    Mon, May 15, 2017, 4:54 PM
    Thanks Richard. I'll look into this as soon as I can. In the meantime it would be great if you could report the bug at and attach the import file there.
  • Wazza
    Mon, May 15, 2017, 5:05 PM
  • Picture of ruud habets
    Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 3:35 PM
    I was wondereing if there is a recent version of this plugin that works with QM OD 201810. I got this error this morning: The type of the file you selected (text / xml) does not match the type expected by this import format (application / xml).
  • Picture of Tony Butler
    Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 9:50 PM
    Hi Ruud. I'm afraid there haven't been any changes to this plugin for quite a while, but if you report the bug at and attach the import file in question, I'll look into it when I can.
  • Picture of ruud habets
    Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 8:12 PM
    Thank you Tony. I just did that .
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