Quiz - import questions

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

If you need help, contact your local eLearning support team.


In a text editor

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

  2. Save your MCQ text file as a .txt file

In your FLO topic

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

  2. Create a quiz

  3. Click Save and display (you need to be in quiz to import questions)

  4. Go to the Administration tab > Quiz administration > Question bank > Import (use the drop-down arrow to click on this option)

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

  6. Under General, select the Import category 
    Import category

  7. Leave the settings Match grades and Stop on error as the default settings ('Error if grade not listed' and 'Yes')

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

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

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

  11. Go to the Administration tab > Quiz administration > Edit quiz – this is where you will add your imported questions to your quiz
    Edit quiz - add questions

  12. In the Add drop-down menu (right of screen), select from question bank
    add questions from question bank

  13. Choose the category you imported the questions to, select the questions and click Add selected questions to quiz
    add imported questions to quiz

  14. In the Editing quiz screen, you can move, edit, preview, delete or adjust the mark for the question
    preview etc questions

  15. Preview your quiz (Administration tab > Quiz administration > Preview) for a final check, and test with a 'critical friend' / your local eLearning support team
    Preview quiz

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