Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onward

How to: transfer questions for quizzes between Moodle modules

Exporting the questions from a module

  1. Go into the module with the questions you want to export.
  2. Drop down the Cogwheel 'Edit' menu Cogwheel icon and select 'More...'

3. Scroll down to  Question bank > Export

Question bank options
4. From "File format", select the 'Moodle XML format'

File format options

5. Click on the 'Export questions to file' button 

 Export questions to file button

6. Your export file should start to download. If it doesn’t, click as indicated on the download page to download the file.

7. Save the file to a folder on your hard drive (it may go into Downloads by default)

Importing the questions into another module

  1. Go into the module in Moodle into which you want the questions added.
  2. Drop down the Cogwheel 'Edit'  menu Cogwheel icon for menu and select 'More...'
  3. Scroll down to Question bank > Import

Question bank options

4. Select the 'Moodle XML format;

File format options


    • Drag and drop the Question bank file you just downloaded into the box

Dragging and dropping a file to import


    • Click on 'Choose a file' to load the file picker. 
    • Click on Upload a file and then Browse for the file you downloaded earlier and click on 'Upload this file'

6. Click the 'Import button

7. Then click 'Continue' to complete the process of importing the questions