You can import questions into Articulate Quizmaker to save development time. This is helpful when you need to reuse questions from another quiz or when a subject matter expert (SME) drafts questions for you.

In this tutorial, we'll explore each of the following methods for importing questions into Quizmaker:

  • From another quiz
  • From a quiz template
  • From a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
  • From a text file

Importing Slides from Another Quiz

  1. Open an existing quiz, or create a new one.
  2. Then do either of the following:
    • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and select Import Questions.
    • In Question List View, go to the Home tab, and click Import Questions.
  3. Browse to the quiz that contains the slides you want to import, and click Open.
  4. Quizmaker displays a list of slides from the quiz you selected. Mark the slides you want to import.
  5. If you want to import the result slide, be sure to mark Import and replace Result slide in the lower left corner.
  6. Click OK to complete the import process.

Importing Slides from a Quiz Template

  1. Open an existing quiz, or create a new one.
  2. Then do either of the following:
    • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and select Import Questions.
    • In Question List View, go to the Home tab, and click Import Questions.
  3. Browse to the quiz template that contains the slides you want to import, and click Open.
  4. Quizmaker displays a list of slides from the quiz template you selected. Mark the slides you want to import.
  5. If you want to import the result slide, be sure to mark Import and replace Result slide in the lower left corner.
  6. Click OK to complete the import process.

Tip: You can also start a new quiz directly from a quiz template without going through the process of importing questions. See Creating and Using Articulate Quizmaker Templates.

Importing Questions from an Excel Spreadsheet

First, populate an Excel spreadsheet with your questions and answers. Here's how:

  1. Download this template. (A sample question is provided for you.)
  2. Enter the Question Type, Points, Question Text, and Answer Choices for each question. See the table below for notes regarding each field.
  3. Save and close the spreadsheet. (Save in XLS or XLSX format.)

Question Type

  • Question Type is required.
  • Use the following abbreviations for supported question types:

    TF True/False
    MC Multiple Choice
    MR Multiple Response
    FIB Fill in the Blank
    WB Word Bank
    MD Matching Drag and Drop
    MDN Matching Drop-down
    SD Sequence Drag and Drop
    SDN Sequence Drop-down
    NUM Numeric
    LIK Likert
    PO Pick One
    PM Pick Many
    WW Which Word
    SA Short Answer
    ESS Essay
    RD Ranking Drag and Drop
    RDN Ranking Drop-down
    HM How Many

Points

  • Points are required for graded questions.
  • Enter points for the correct answer. Points can range from -1000 to 1000.
  • Points for incorrect answers aren't supported via import.

Question Text

  • Question Text is required for all questions.

Answer Choices

  • Answer Choices are required for all question types except Short Answer, Essay, and How Many.
  • Enter up to 10 answer choices for each question.
  • Designate correct answers for graded questions with an asterisk (*) at the beginning.
    Example: *True
  • For choice-level feedback, separate each answer choice and its feedback with a pipe (|).
    Example: Houston | Sorry, the capital of Texas is Austin.
  • For matching questions, separate each answer choice and its match with a pipe (|).
    Example: Texas | Austin
  • Numeric questions only support "Equal to" answers via import.

Then do the following to import questions from an Excel spreadsheet into Quizmaker:

  1. Open an existing quiz, or create a new one.
  2. Then do either of the following:
    • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and select Import Questions.
    • In Question List View, go to the Home tab, and click Import Questions.
  3. Browse to the Excel spreadsheet (XLS or XLSX) that contains the questions you want to import, and click Open.
  4. Quizmaker displays a list of questions from the spreadsheet you selected. Mark the questions you want to import.
  5. Click OK to complete the import process.

Notes:

  • If there are any errors in your spreadsheet, Quizmaker will display an Import Errors window, listing each error. Correct the errors, and import again.
  • Formatting in your spreadsheet will be removed during import (italics, font size, hyperlinks, etc.).
  • Text that follows two forward slashes (//) is identified as a comment. Comments will be ignored during import. (Leave the slashes in the column headers.)
  • Only questions in the first worksheet (tab) of your spreadsheet will be imported. Additional worksheets will be ignored.
  • Questions will be imported into the question list after the currently selected slide or, if a slide isn't selected, at the end of the quiz.
  • The more questions you import, the longer it'll take to process and create them in Quizmaker.

Importing Questions from a Text File

First, populate a text file with your questions and answers. Here's how:

  1. Download this template. (Tip: Right-click the download link and choose Save link as from the context menu.) A sample question is provided for you in the template.
  2. Enter the Question Type, Points, Question Text, and Answer Choices for each question. Enter each item on a new line in the text file. See the table below for notes regarding each item.
  3. Save and close the text file. (Save in TXT format.)

Question Type

  • Question Type is required.
  • Use the following abbreviations for supported question types:

    TF True/False
    MC Multiple Choice
    MR Multiple Response
    FIB Fill in the Blank
    WB Word Bank
    MD Matching Drag and Drop
    MDN Matching Drop-down
    SD Sequence Drag and Drop
    SDN Sequence Drop-down
    NUM Numeric
    LIK Likert
    PO Pick One
    PM Pick Many
    WW Which Word
    SA Short Answer
    ESS Essay
    RD Ranking Drag and Drop
    RDN Ranking Drop-down
    HM How Many

Points

  • Points are required for graded questions.
  • Enter points for the correct answer. Points can range from -1000 to 1000.
  • Points for incorrect answers aren't supported via import.

Question Text

  • Question Text is required for all questions.

Answer Choices

  • Answer Choices are required for all question types except Short Answer, Essay, and How Many.
  • Enter up to 10 answer choices for each question.
  • Designate correct answers for graded questions with an asterisk (*) at the beginning.
    Example: *True
  • For choice-level feedback, separate each answer choice and its feedback with a pipe (|).
    Example: Houston | Sorry, the capital of Texas is Austin.
  • For matching questions, separate each answer choice and its match with a pipe (|).
    Example: Texas | Austin
  • Numeric questions only support "Equal to" answers via import.

Then do the following to import questions from a text file into Quizmaker:

  1. Open an existing quiz, or create a new one.
  2. Then do either of the following:
    • Click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, and select Import Questions.
    • In Question List View, go to the Home tab, and click Import Questions.
  3. Browse to the text (TXT) file that contains the questions you want to import, and click Open.
  4. Quizmaker displays a list of questions from the text file you selected. Mark the questions you want to import.
  5. Click OK to complete the import process.

Notes:

  • If there are any errors in your text file, Quizmaker will display an Import Errors window, listing each error. Correct the errors, and import again.
  • Text that follows two forward slashes (//) is identified as a comment. Comments will be ignored during import.
  • Questions will be imported into the question list after the currently selected slide or, if a slide isn't selected, at the end of the quiz.
  • The more questions you import, the longer it'll take to process and create them in Quizmaker.

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