Importing multiple-choice questions: Aiken

Multiple-choice questions require the student to choose the correct answer from a list of possible answers.

  • Test student comprehension of content.
  • Benefits of multiple-choice questions in Moodle:
    • Automatic correction
    • Randomize questions and answers

Write your questions and answers in MS Word in the following format:

The test question

A. answer
B. answer
C. answer
D. answer


Please Note:

  • Don’t number the questions (this way they can be easily randomized).
  • The order of the answer options will be randomized when they are inserted into the exam.

“ANSWER” is the correct answer.

  • Save the file as text (.txt).

Note that it is important to save the UTF-8 encoding file as shown in the picture

  1. In your Moodle course
  2. Click the gear icon and select “Question Bank”.
  3. Select “Category”
  4. Name the question category (e.g. “History Questions – Semester A”).
  5. Select “Import”
  6. Choose Aiken
  7. Drag the text file into the file upload box, and click “Import”
  1. Enter the exam.
  2. Click on the gear icon and select “Edit the questions in the exam”.

  3. Select “Add”
  4. Select Either: “From the Question Bank” or

  5. Select “Random Question from Category” to select random questions (if you don’t want students to receive the same questions).

  6. Choose the question/s to add
  7. Click “Add selected questions to the exam”

Import multiple-choice questions: Aiken

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