Learning manage management systems like Moodle require that test questions have special formatting to work correctly. Test questions are like little individual programs and are written in a programming language. For example when you use the quiz question editor in Moodle the code that is required to make the question work is being written for you by Moodle.
The problem is what happens when you want to write a lot of test questions outside of Moodle and then upload them. You have two choices.
You can learn the question formatting language then write your questions using that format and then upload them.
You can use a program like Respondus that allows you to write test questions in simple text format. Respodus will then convert these simple text documents to the correct programming format and upload the test questions for you.
How to upload test questions to Moodle using Respondus:
You will need to write you test questions in the correct “Respondus” format and save it as a .TXT file.
Using your copy of Respondus you will configure your system to access Moodle to allow you to convert and upload your questions.