GIFT (file format)

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The GIFT (General Import Format Template) format is a "wiki-like" markup language for describing tests, originally proposed by Paul Shew in 2003.[1] It is associated with the Moodle course management system.[2][3][4]

Question types in GIFT[edit]

GIFT allows someone to use a text editor to write multiple-choice, true-false, short answer, matching, missing word and numerical questions in a simple format that can be imported to a computer-based quizzes. The content is an UTF-8-encoded text file.


//Comment line 
::Question title 
:: Question {
     =A correct answer
     ~Wrong answer1
     #A response to wrong answer1
     ~Wrong answer2
     #A response to wrong answer2
     ~Wrong answer3
     #A response to wrong answer3
     ~Wrong answer4
     #A response to wrong answer4

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shew, Paul. "import filter: GIFT (General Import Format Template)". Moodle - Open-source learning platform. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ Fotis Lazarinis; Steve Green; Elaine Pearson (2011). Handbook of Research on E-learning Standards and Interoperability. Idea Group Inc (IGI). pp. 63–4. ISBN 978-1-61692-790-5.
  3. ^ Johnson, K.; Hall, T.; O'Keeffe, D. (2005-11-01). "Generation of quiz objects (QO) with a quiz engine developer (QED)". IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE'05): 120–122. doi:10.1109/WMTE.2005.26.
  4. ^ Ray, Kisor; Deb, Partha Pratim. "Design and Implementation of a GUI based Offline GIFT Tool to Exchange Data between Different Systems" (PDF). International Journal of Computer Applications. 114 (3): 25–28. arXiv:1503.05276. Bibcode:2015IJCA..114c..25R. doi:10.5120/19959-1793.

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