Quiz: Importing Questions from ExamView Moodle ISU


If your textbook came with access to ExamView, this guide will help you import the questions into your Moodle ISU question bank. If you have received access to TestGen or EZTest, contact ITRC. ITRC will look at the question bank and help you find the best process for importing those questions.

For more information regarding Moodle quizzes:

This guide will help you to:

Export the Questions from Examview

Please follow the instructions for creating a test in Examview.  It is good practice to create a test for each chapter or topic.

Note: If you would like all the questions from a specific chapter, you can create a test with all the questions from that chapter or topic.

  1. Select Open an existing question bank.

  1. Select the question bank you would like to export.

  1. Select the chapter you would like to use.
  2. Click Open.

  1. Select File.
  2. Click Export.

  1. Select the Blackboard 7.1 export format

Note: You will need to remember which option you selected.

  1. Save the file on your computer.  You will need to remember where you saved it.

Note: The file you save will be a zip file.  You DO NOT want to unzip the file.418/

  1. Input Names into the Name and Directory Name text fields

  1. Click Ok.

Import the questions into your question bank

  1. Go to your Moodle ISU course.
  2. Select Question bank in the Administration block.
  3. Click Import.
  1. In the File format section, Click on the Moodle XML format option.


  1. Scroll down to the Import questions from file.
  2. Click Choose a file…

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  1. Click Import.


Note: The next screen will show that the questions and answers have been imported into Moodle ISU. If the process encounters any errors, you will see an error notice or you will see only a portion of your questions imported. If you have an error, contact ITRC.

  1. Click Continue. This will take you to your Question bank where you can view the new questions.

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