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Submit Assignments into Moodle AWAY FROM YOUR iPAD!

Let’s assume for a moment that you have tried to submit a Google Drive file into a Moodle assignment  using your iPad – and it doesn’t work.

Let’s also assume that your Notability backups are working, and that the Notability document you just completed is already in your Drive.

  1. Get to a desktop or laptop [you can even do this using a smartphone, but it’s more aggravating].
  2. Fire up a web browser [Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.]
  3. Open up your Google drive by surfing to drive.google.com [or you could click the link]. login.
  4. Open up the Notability folder, just to make sure the file you need is there. If it isn’t, pull out your iPad and manually export the file from Notability to Google Drive.
  5. Open up a new tab. Get to and login to Moodle. Submit the file – you already know how to do that, right?

Now you know how to bypass a technical issue, get your assignment in on time, AND access your Drive-space away from your iPad.



Importing ExamView questions into Moodle

if you’d like the PDF file that is
complete with pretty screenshots.

  1. Download Moodle XML Builder
    It is free at:
  2. Create quiz/test in ExamView.
  3. Export as Blackboard File:  File–>Export–>Blackboard 6.0+
    1. Name your questions. In the directory name, it’s suggested that you use the same name as above with the word “pics” added to it.
    2. A zipped file has now been placed on the desktop.
  4. Under Programs, open Moodle XML Builder.
  5. Click on the folder to select the test file.
  6. Choose the zipped file that was placed on your desktop earlier.
  7. Click Start.
  8. The Moodle XML Builder will place a new file on your desktop:
  9. Open your class in Moodle.
  10. In the left column, under Administration, click on Question Bank.
  11. Choose Import.
  12. Choose Moodle XML Format and drag and drop your .xml file into the space provided.
  13. Click Import.
  14. Now, your questions have been imported into Moodle. Create a quiz as you would normally.
  15. Notice: This is an .xml file. You will  get an error message if you try and
    use the .tst file.


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