Moodle HQ has launched the 3.9 release of the open source edition of its Learning Management System and the Moodle App.
The Moodle GIFT formatting language allows teachers and designers to create interactive content and assessment activities using only the default text editors and a simple set of rules based on special characters. By recognizing symbols as layout cues, GIFT shares similarities with the Markdown language. Existing questions on a Moodle course can also be exported […]
I use GIFT format to import most of the question banks that I create or acquire from other sources. It’s a great, easy to use way to add lots of questions to Moodle very quickly. One word of caution though is that before you upload a file you should check your GIFT file in a […]
Mary Cooch recently shared a resource with me in a comment on a post here at Moodlenews for the Moodle.net Course Content Database (a resource that I had thought no longer existed). Back in Moodle 1.9, there used to be several databases of importable quiz questions, glossary xml files, and Moodle database templates for download […]
Here’s a 7 minute video from Youtuber Mbaier1234 which highlights how to format and then upload/use GIFT format questions to Moodle. For more information you might also check out http://docs.moodle.org/en/GIFT_format. Note that the video highlights the process on a Mac specifically. Below is an example of two questions in the GIFT format. Enjoy! Direct video […]
Screenr user @Glynnmark has a short (2 minute) video that succinctly highlights the process and decisions you’ll need to make for exporting a category of questions using the GIFT format if you’d like to share it with the community/a colleague. Check out the great video by visiting this link [http://screenr.com/L1Z] or by watching it below. If […]
Eoin Campbell created a pretty slick tool for creating new quiz questions and quizzes using Microsoft Word that can then be uploaded/imported to your Moodle course. The resource has a dedicated site located at http://www.moodle2word.net/ where you can find the zips, several tutorials (including this handy video) and samples. There are two things you’ll definitely […]
Yulia Ivanova submitted this tip to MN and I have to say that the website tool is pretty slick. Moodle supports several easy to use quiz creation formats already (GIFT and Aiken are among my personal favorites), but the MoodleXML format is another option. Through Yulia’s website you can easily create quizzes in plain, easy […]