The Moodle 2 Word plug-in supports the export of a category of quiz questions into a Microsoft Word file containing each question presented within a table structure. Quiz questions created in the Word table structure can also be imported directly into Moodle questions.
The download contains the Moodle plug-in (PHP files - http://download.moodle.org/download.php/plugins/question/format/wordtable.zip). Self-installing Microsoft Word files for versions 2002/2003 and 2007/2010 are available for download from http://www.Moodle2Word.net/, and question creators can use these to quickly write complete quiz questions, using VBA macros to insert a specific structured table for each supported question type. All components of a question are supported: the question name, stem, key (right answer), distractors (wrong answers), option and general feedback.
In addition to creating and editing questions, and organising them by category, authors can preview a single question from within Word, or upload a complete file of questions into a Moodle course.
The following question types are supported: True/False, Multiple-Choice, Multiple-Answer, Short Answer, Matching, Cloze, Essay, Description.
The syntax for Cloze questions makes them particularly easy to write, as it uses standard Word formatting to define the question, and avoids the arcane Cloze syntax entirely.
Embedded images and MathType equations are supported, and can be placed in any part of an item, question text, answer option or feedback.
Questions in a Moodle question bank can be exported into Word table format, and the Word templates contain macros to format questions suitable for printing as paper tests.
There are some limitations: a maximum of 5 questions in a Word file can be imported. There is an option to remove the question limit on payment of a subscription.