Question formats ::: qformat_canvas
Maintained by Picture of Jean-Michel VédrineJean-Michel Védrine
Question import format to import questions saved as an XML file from the Canvas LMS into Moodle.
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Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0

This Moodle question import format can import questions exported from the Canvas LMS as an XML file into Moodle.

It will then add a new choice when you import questions in the question bank.


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  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 7:59 AM
    Some PHPdoc issues in question/format/canvas/format.php, but they don't appear to be deal breakers.

    I tested the import using the provided test file in tests/fixtures (thanks for that!) and it works as expected.

    The install instructions needs to be updated to change references from moodle-qformat_fronter to moodle-qformat_canvas.

    Once that is fixed, this should be ready to be released.
  • Picture of Jean-Michel Védrine
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 3:51 PM
    Hello Rex, thanks for the review. I uploaded a new version with a corrected README
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 7:48 PM
    Thanks Jean-Michel for the prompt fixes, and thank Rex for peer-reviewing this. I am going to approve this now.
  • Picture of Paul Tannahill
    Thu, May 5, 2016, 12:57 AM
    Does anyone know of a free hosting site where I can test drive this plugin before paying our hosting company to review and install it for us? Thanks!
  • Picture of William Franz
    Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 1:57 AM
    Have there been any updates to this plugin recently? Ones that support the most recent Canvas release. I've been trying to export question banks to Moodle, and is always gives me the message that there are no questions in the file.
  • Picture of Jean-Michel Védrine
    Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 7:22 PM
    Hello Paul, I did this plugin years ago for a Moodle user that was interested in importing a bunch of questions from Canvas.
    I am now retired, and I stopped all Moodle programming, so unless someone wants to work on this plugin I guess there will be no upgrade. Sorry.
  • Picture of Helen Foster
    Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 4:24 PM
    Just noting a forum discussion about this plugin:
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