Import test questions into Moodle LMS

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Iryna S. Mintii
Svitlana V. Shokaliuk
Tetiana A. Vakaliuk
Mykhailo M. Mintii
Vladimir N. Soloviev


The purpose of the study is to highlight the theoretical and methodological aspects of preparing the test questions of the most common types in the form of text files for further import into learning management system (LMS) Moodle. The subject of the research is the automated filling of the Moodle LMS test database.

The objectives of the study: to analyze the import files of test questions, their advantages and disadvantages; to develop guidelines for the preparation of test questions of common types in the form of text files for further import into Moodle LMS.

The action algorithms for importing questions and instructions for submitting question files in such formats as Aiken, GIFT, Moodle XML, “True/False” questions, “Multiple Choice” (one of many and many of many), “Matching”, with an open answer — “Numerical” or “Short answer” and “Essay” are offered in this article. The formats for submitting questions, examples of its designing and developed questions were demonstrated in view mode in Moodle LMS.

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Mintii, I., Shokaliuk, S., Vakaliuk, T., Mintii, M., & Soloviev, V. (2019). Import test questions into Moodle LMS. Educational Dimension, 53(1), 111-124.


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