Saturday, April 18, 2015

Customising Moodle2Word to generate simplified multiple choice question Ms Word pages

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If you a teacher who uses Moodle and the quiz activity, you might be spending quite some time in crafting hard-copy quizzes or exams. 
I am using Moodle2Word (Version 2015040201, release  3.1.4 (Build: 20150402)) on my Moodle 2.7.x site. Today's post is an update of my earlier blog post on a Moodle 1.9 version of the Moodle2Word plugin.
After three days of hard work, I have managed to a hack on the mqxml2word_pass1.xsl file. What my hack does is to change the output of the Question-Bank-exported-MsWord file.

Here is how you navigate to the quiz questions export page:

Here is the export page.

The output Ms Word contents is changed from this:
to this:
What's the effect? Now you can export a quiz that has multiple-choice-questions into a Ms word friendly version. Minimal typing and editing is needed before you can print and release to your students.
If anyone wants the modified (hacked) mqxml2word_pass1.xsl file, please E-mail me at boonsengkam [at] gmail [dot] [com]. I will only be too happy to oblige.
Frankie Kam

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