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<p align="center"><b>Importing new questions</b></p>
<p>This function allows you to import questions from
external text files, uploaded through a form. </p>
<p>A number of file formats are supported:</p>
<p><b>GIFT format</b></p>
<p>GIFT is the most comprehensive import format available for importing
Moodle quiz questions from a text file. It was designed to be an easy
method for teachers writing questions as a text file. It supports Multiple-Choice,
True-False, Short Answer, Matching and Numerical questions, as well as insertion
of a _____ for the "missing word" format. Various question-types can be
mixed in a single text file, and the format also supports line comments, question names,
feedback and percentage-weight grades. Below are some examples:</p>
Who's buried in Grant's tomb?{~Grant ~Jefferson =no one}
Grant is {~buried =entombed ~living} in Grant's tomb.
Grant is buried in Grant's tomb.{FALSE}
Who's buried in Grant's tomb?{=no one =nobody}
When was Ulysses S. Grant born?{#1822}
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatgift.html&module=quiz">More info about the "GIFT" format</a></p>
<p><b>Aiken format</b></p>
<p>The Aiken format is a very simple way of creating multiple choice questions using a very clear human-readable format. Here is an example of the format:</p>
What is the purpose of first aid?
A. To save life, prevent further injury, preserve good health
B. To provide medical treatment to any injured or wounded person
C. To prevent further injury
D. To aid victims who may be seeking help
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formataiken.html&module=quiz">More info about the "Aiken" format</a></p>
<p><b>Missing Word</b></p>
<p>This format only supports multiple choice questions.
Each answer is separated with a tilde (~), and the correct answer is
prefixed with an equals sign (=). Here is an example:</p>
<blockquote>As soon as we begin to explore our body parts as infants
we become students of {=anatomy and physiology ~reflexology
~science ~experiment}, and in a sense we remain students for life.
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatmissingword.html&module=quiz">More info about the "Missing Word" format</a></p>
<p>This is the same as Missing Word Format, except that after importing
the questions all Short-Answer questions are converted four at a time
into Matching Questions.</p>
<p>Additionally, the answers of multiple-choice questions are randomly
shuffled during the import.</p>
<p>It's named after an organisation that sponsored the development of many
quiz features</p>
<p>This module can import questions saved in Blackboard's export
format. It relies on XML functions being compiled into your PHP.</p>
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatblackboard.html&module=quiz">More info about the "Blackboard" format</a></p>
<p>This module can import questions saved in WebCT's text-based format.</p>
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatwebct.html&module=quiz">More info about the "WebCT" format</a></p>
<p><b>Course Test Manager</b></p>
<p>This module can import questions saved in a Course Test Manager test bank.
It relies on different ways of accessing the test bank, which is in a Microsoft Access
database, depending on whether Moodle is running on a Windows or Linux web server.</p>
<p>On Windows it lets you upload the access database just like any other data import file.</p>
<p>On Linux, you must set up a windows machine on the same network with the Course Test
Manager database and a piece of software called the ODBC Socket Server, which uses XML
to transfer data to moodle on the Linux server.</p>
<p>Please read the full help file below before
using this import class.</p>
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatctm.html&module=quiz">More info about the "CTM" format</a></p>
<p><b>Embedded answers (Cloze)</b></p>
<p>This special purpose format imports just one type of question, the
Embedded Answers (also known as Cloze) format.
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=multianswer.html&module=quiz">More info about the "Cloze" format</a></p>
<p><b>Learnwise format</b></p>
<p>This format can import multiple choice questions saved in Learnwise's XML
<p><b>Moodle XML format</b></p>
<p>This Moodle specific format imports quiz questions that have previously been
exported in the same format. The format is straightforward and is best demonstrated
by exporting a category in the Moodle XML format.</p>
<p>If you have your own format that you need to import, you can
implement it yourself by editing mod/quiz/format/custom.php</p>
<p>The amount of new code needed is quite small - just enough
to parse a single question from given text.</p>
<p align="right"><a href="help.php?file=formatcustom.html&module=quiz">More info about the "Custom" format</a></p>
<p>More formats are yet to come, including WebCT, IMS QTI and whatever else
Moodle users can contribute! </p>
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