Moodle: Activities & Resources: Question Bank - Import Questions

The Quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer and drag and drop images and text. It is possible to import questions from a file that has been exported.

To Import Quiz Questions in Moodle:

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the Admin gear to open the menu, click on Question bank, then click on Questions
    admin menu with question bank selected
  3. The Question bank will open. Click on the Import tab.
    question bank with import tab selected
  4. The next window is where the file can be imported. Choose the correct file format from the list at the top, then click the Choose a file button and locate the question file you want to add. 

    Note: The simplest format to use is the Aiken format, which utilizes a .txt file containing formatted questions. To read about how to format Aiken questions, see MoodleDocs: Aiken format.

import questions from file page


  1. Click Selective import when you are done. The questions will now be imported.

selective import button



For more information on importing questions, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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