(QB)2, or the “Question Bank Quick Builder,” is a Google Sheet Add-on developed at HumTech to reduce the labor to instructors of creating digital course materials. By translating text content from a properly formatted spreadsheet into XML, (QB)2 makes it much easier for instructors to create Moodle quizzes. The instructor can write their questions and answers in plain text, all visible and editable on a single page, which cuts down question creation time significantly and reduces the risk of duplicate or improperly formatted questions. The (QB)2 transforms this content to an XML document, which the instructor can easily import into Moodle. The program was developed by Lillian Hawasli, Instructional Programmer, and Thomas Garbelotti, the UCLA Humanities Instructional Tech Coordinator.
Our templates for (QB)2 can be found below. To save a copy of the file in your Google Drive, choose: File > Make a copy.