Quiz - import questions

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You can import quiz questions into the question bank from a text editor (eg Microsoft Word). The instructions below relate to multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in text format only (ie no images etc).

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In a text editor

  1. Create your MCQs in a text editor such as Word, using this template (Aiken format). Choose the format for your questions (Option 1 or Option 2) and follow the instructions

  2. Save your MCQ file as a .txt file and save in a UTF-8 format

In your FLO topic

    3. Create a category in the question bank for your questions (if you don't already have one) – this is where your imported questions will be located

    4. From anywhere in the topic, go to the Topic management panel > Topic settings > Import

        If you are inside the quiz, you can also use the cog icon in the top-right corner of the page and select import

Quiz import menu

5. In the 'Import questions from a file' screen, select Aiken format for the File format (suitable for these question types/file type) 

Aiken format 

6. Under General, select the
Import category. Leave the settings Match grades and Stop on error as the default settings ('Error if grade not listed' and 'Yes') 
Import category 

7. Under
Import questions from file, either Choose a file... or drag and drop in the box, and click Import 
Import questions 

8. The next screen will show you the questions you have imported. Click
Continue imported questions 

9. The next screen will show you the question bank category you have put your imported questions into. Check that your questions are there (you can also move them to another category if you want) 

Question bank category

Learn how to add questions (including random questions to a quiz (edit quiz).

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