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brosvic
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Importing Word text file into Quizzes

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How can I import a Word text file full of test questions into Quizzes?

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cstrikwerda
Instructure
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Looking into this, and seeing that your question has been asked to the community before.

Canvas does not have a feature to directly import quiz questions from a Word file.  You can copy and paste individual parts of questions to create them in Canvas, but not the entire file at once.  There is a 3rd party product named Respondus 4.0 which does import Word files formatted in a specific manner into Canvas.  

@Chris_Hofer has included that if complete write up if needed.

There are other methods, like @ProfShar has included. However, we do not have a built in function for importing quizzes from word files in Canvas currently. This idea comes up quite frequently, and there is an open idea for conversation you could vote on here: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Create-Item-Banks-from-MSWord/idi-p/363113

 

 

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josephclaytonha
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Hey Gary,

There's software called Respondus designed specifically for this purpose (this function is not native to Canvas.) You can find that at: https://web.respondus.com/he/respondus/ 

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Chris_Hofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @brosvic ...

I have a complete write-up on the Respondus 4.0 Exam Authoring Tool which you can find at Batch Uploading Quiz Questions with Respondus‌.

ProfShar
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Here is a video I made on how to convert a word file quiz into a canvas quiz. Hope it helps!

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

Sharmin

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cstrikwerda
Instructure
Instructure

Looking into this, and seeing that your question has been asked to the community before.

Canvas does not have a feature to directly import quiz questions from a Word file.  You can copy and paste individual parts of questions to create them in Canvas, but not the entire file at once.  There is a 3rd party product named Respondus 4.0 which does import Word files formatted in a specific manner into Canvas.  

@Chris_Hofer has included that if complete write up if needed.

There are other methods, like @ProfShar has included. However, we do not have a built in function for importing quizzes from word files in Canvas currently. This idea comes up quite frequently, and there is an open idea for conversation you could vote on here: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Create-Item-Banks-from-MSWord/idi-p/363113