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msnow7
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I need to convert a Microsoft document quiz to Canvas

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I have a Microsoft Word document that has a list of questions.  I want to bring those questions into Canvas.  How do I convert the Microsoft Word document to be acceptable to load into Canvas.  I do understand that I probably will have to use Respondus to convert QTI.  I then need instruction how to set up a question bank to bring in the QTI file.

Thank you,

Margie Snow

msnow7@coastline.edu

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James
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 @msnow7 ,

The easiest way is to use Respondus (provided you have that available to you). Before you begin, you need to decide whether you're using Quizzes or Quizzes.Next inside Canvas.

If you are using Quizzes, then you don't need to save it to a QTI file to bring it into Quizzes. There is a Canvas Personality that you set on the Respondus start screen. It can publish directly to Canvas from Respondus without needing the intermediate step of creating a QTI file.

If you are using Quizzes.Next, then my understanding is that you will need to save the quiz into a QTI format. You'll need to choose the IMS QTI personality on the Respondus start screen. Here are a couple of pages from the Canvas Instructor Guide that explain how to import QTI files

Additional information can be found from Respondus itself. They have a Training and Guides page that explains how to use it.

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James
Community Champion

 @msnow7 ,

The easiest way is to use Respondus (provided you have that available to you). Before you begin, you need to decide whether you're using Quizzes or Quizzes.Next inside Canvas.

If you are using Quizzes, then you don't need to save it to a QTI file to bring it into Quizzes. There is a Canvas Personality that you set on the Respondus start screen. It can publish directly to Canvas from Respondus without needing the intermediate step of creating a QTI file.

If you are using Quizzes.Next, then my understanding is that you will need to save the quiz into a QTI format. You'll need to choose the IMS QTI personality on the Respondus start screen. Here are a couple of pages from the Canvas Instructor Guide that explain how to import QTI files

Additional information can be found from Respondus itself. They have a Training and Guides page that explains how to use it.

chofer
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Hi  @msnow7 ...

In addition to the information you've received from  @James ‌, I wanted to share with you a blog post I wrote a while back about using the Respondus Exam Authoring Tool.  https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/admins/blog/2015/12/07/batch-uploading-quiz-questions-with-re... 

Hope this helps.

Patrick_keating
New Member

Hey @msnow7,

I suggest you use getmarked. It's a better alternative to respondus. My uni have been using it for a while and it's a huge time saver. I'm able to convert my word doc into qti no matter how i format or write it. Very flexible tool.

There's also some tools out there that can convert a ms word doc to qti. But it's much more convoluted since there's some intermediate steps to take. Interestingly, getmarked also wrote a blog post on it. You can check it out here: how  to import word doc into canvas question bank

ProfShar
New Member

Here is a video I made on how to convert a word file quiz into a canvas quiz. I don't use Respondus to do it. Hope it helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hob5ccxh8bI

 

Sharmin