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).

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 file as a .txt file and save in a UTF-8 format

In your FLO topic

  1. 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

  2. Go to the Administration tab > Question bank > Import (you may need to use the drop-down arrow to click on this option)
    Quiz import menu

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

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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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