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You have three great ideas here.
If you want to revise your idea to be specific to the MSWord Import idea only we would be happy to move it through to open for voting July 1
Hello @Renee Carney
Thanks for your reply.
I've seen that the Gift idea is open for voting but not yet implemented. I've alreeady vote for that
Regarding the QTI import I know that the option exists but not an easy way for instructors to create the file from scratch. Most of this packages are created by the LMS like moodle for instance so you can easily import all the questions created there and import them to Canvas. I'm going to edit my request to make it clear.
But what I want to highlight here is that sometimes questions are created outside from the LMS using and excel or a csv or even a word document, and it would be easier to have the ability to import them easily and avoid create them one by one in canvas.
That is perfect. Narrow your idea down to that scope and we will get it open July 1 for voting!
Thank you for pulling that important idea out @rmurchshafer2 . I must have missed it when reading the post. That would be another idea entirely. Would you mind submitting that as a new feature idea? Thanks!
Do you want me to edit this idea to highlight the idea of importing into account/subaccount level? Or is it better to create a new one?
The Importing into account/subaccount level will need to be its' own.
You will be editing this idea to focus solely on the importing from MSWord idea
Thank you @rmurchshafer2 for posting this idea. Here is a link in case anyone ready/following this thread is looking for it
Thanks @ @Renee_Carney I've already edited the request and also voted for the @Rick Murch-Shafer thread idea. 🙂
Hi @rledda - lots of good discussion and ideas.
Thanks for updating the idea to emphasize MSWord imports. I've also updated the title which was previously "Create Question Banks importing existing content" to "Create Question Banks from MSWord" to clarify further.
This idea will be open for voting in the next voting cycle! Good luck!
Hi @Biray Seitz and thank you! I forgot to change that tiny but important detail :smileysilly:
@rledda Thank you for being willing to work with us and for editing your submission!
With us currently making the transition from another LMS to Canvas it would be very helpful to have this feature. We have a very large amount of users moving from the old LMS to the new one and it appears that we can only get question banks out of the old LMS in Word format.
One of our campuses paid for an app that converts word documents to QTI however it would be great if we could just upload Word documents directly and avoid the issue of having to use multiple tools to get the job done.
There is a third party program that can generate test and pools form word documents. Respondus It would be awesome to have this feature added native into canvas, however this may act as a fix for some as they wait for this to be implemented.
It is wonderful to share their joy as the instructors at my college discover the various ways that systems like Canvas can help make their teaching more efficient.
I hope uploading quiz questions from MS Word (with *simple* formatting like Respondus requires) will make the current one-by-one slog a future bad memory.
My college has access to Respondus, which can take tests made in a .doc format and turn it into a quiz on Canvas. The issue with this, is that our eLearning staff are (apparently?) the only people who have access to be able to do this.
I would LOVE for Canvas to create the option for instructors to upload our test files so we don't have to individually enter questions and answers in the format provided. That format is great for shorter tests, but my 80 question midterm? Not so much.
mricks4158, I think it depends on the type of license you have for Respondus. We have a site license and while our Online Learning Department will add quizzes to Canvas for faculty, we have a number of faculty who use Respondus and do their own quizzes.
We only have a handful of licenses (like less than five, I think) at our Technical College for Respondus. But I think Respondus is a great tool to be able to batch-upload lots of questions for a quiz/test/exam all at once.
I would also add that being able to import from any text file (.txt, .rtf, .otf. .docx...) would be useful. It is a quick and cheap way to quickly create a batch of related questions for a question bank. ANGEL has a good version of this tool in terms of how to format questions consistently.
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