Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Importing question pools from Blackboard

From: Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Importing question pools from Blackboard

Now that we've looked at a variety of different ways to create your own questions inside of your question bank, let's go ahead and look at a way to import questions from an outside resource. In this case, we're going to import a question bank that's come directly from an export from blackboard. To begin, click on the Import tab. Next select the file format of the type of questions that you're going to be importing. In our case, we're going to be importing questions from a copy of Blackboard that's version 6 or above. So we'll select the radio button for Blackboard V6+. There are a variety of other formats that are here available to you.

Importing question pools from Blackboard

Now that we've looked at a variety of different ways to create your own questions inside of your question bank, let's go ahead and look at a way to import questions from an outside resource. In this case, we're going to import a question bank that's come directly from an export from blackboard. To begin, click on the Import tab. Next select the file format of the type of questions that you're going to be importing. In our case, we're going to be importing questions from a copy of Blackboard that's version 6 or above. So we'll select the radio button for Blackboard V6+. There are a variety of other formats that are here available to you.

Next, scroll down to the General section. We'll select the category that we want to import our questions to. In this case, we want to import our questions into the Default category for Coral Reef Ecology. So we'll select that. Then we'll uncheck the box for Get category from file, just in case the categories that were used inside of the other learning management system are not the same as the ones that we're using inside of our Moodle course. Next, we have an option to set how we want Moodle to deal with the grades. The two options are Error if grades are not listed or Nearest grade if not listed.

We want the Nearest grade if not listed. That way Moodle will make its best guess as to how to match the grading scale between the Blackboard import and the built-in grading structure inside of our Moodle course. We do want to have Moodle Stop on error, in case there are any problems importing the file, we want to know about it right away. So we'll go ahead and leave this set to Yes. Next, we want to upload the file. So we'll click the Browse button and if you're following me along with the Exercise Files, navigate to your Exercise Files, Chapter 12 and select BlacboardQuestionPool.zip. Click the Open button and then click the button to upload this file.

We're then given a preview of all of the questions that Moodle has been able to read inside of this Import file. We can see that there are three questions that are going to be brought in. These look to be the correct questions. So we'll click the Continue button and now we're taken back to our main question bank to the Default category for Coral Reef Ecology. We can see the three questions that were imported. Their names are _103015_1, _103016_1 and _103017_1. Each of these questions have come in. We can see the type of question that they were imported as, as well. In this case, questions 15 and 16 were imported as Essay questions while question 17 was imported as a Multiple Choice question.

Let's go ahead and edit question 17 in order to make it match the rest of our question types. We'll do this by clicking the Edit button to the left of question _103017_1. Here we can rename the question. We'll follow with the same format that we've been naming earlier. So select the Question name and simply type in Import from Blackboard. We can then scroll down. We can see the question that was added from Blackboard says, "What specific type of body cavity is found in the organisms depicted in the figure above?" We do not bring any images along with our import. There is a way to do this inside of Blackboard, but the exported file that we got from Blackboard did not have any images attached to it.

So we'll select an image from our default gallery. Click the dropdown menu for Image to display and find the file Images/Flatworm.jpg. This is an image that we uploaded in an earlier exercise. Next, scroll down and select the Default question grade. We'll go ahead and leave this set to 1 as all of our other questions have been set to 1 point with a Penalty factor of 0.1. We can provide any General feedback that we want. Then scrolling down, the type of answer is going to be Only one answer will be allowed. We do want to have all of our answers shuffled. "Number the choices?" are a, b, c in lowercase. Then we can select the correct answer.

Since the image that we're displaying is a flatworm and flatworms are all acoelomates, we'll select the Grade of 100% for the first answer that's imported here. We'll also go ahead and edit the answer a little bit. Instead of having it say, "None. It is an acoelomate," we'll get rid of the None so that it simply just says, "It is an acoelomate". We'll also change the Feedback instead of saying incorrect, simply says correct. We can then scroll down and see the other choices that were available to us.

The next answer is blastocoel. We've changed the type of organism by changing the uploaded file. So here, we'll change the Feedback question to incorrect and change the Grade value back down to None. Scroll down and let's check the other answers. Enterocoel, Grade of None, Feedback of incorrect, schizocoel, Grade of None, Feedback incorrect, gastrocoel, Grade of None, Feedback incorrect. And those are all the options that we need to add.

To maintain consistency, let's make one more changed or correct answer. Since all of the other answers were given simply with just the name, gastrocoel, schizocoel, enterocoel, blastocoel, let's change the answer for Choice 1 so that it simply says acoelomate. We're finished making all the modification to this question, so let's scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and click the Save changes button. Now when we preview the question for Import from Blackboard with the magnifying glass icon to the left-hand side, we can see that the question is showing up correctly.

We have the correct image being displayed, the flatworm. Then as we scroll down a little bit further, we have all the different options available to us. We can select the correct answer of acoelomate. Click the Submit button and we're shown that this was the correct answer. Go ahead and close the Preview window. Now that we've seen how to create a variety of different types of questions, let's go ahead and create a quiz.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

108 video lessons · 9861 viewers

Chris Mattia
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now "Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.