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Did you know that you can easily create self-grading, D2L quizzes using MS Word, Apple Pages, or any text editor, without the need to create them using the question form in D2L (which can be cumbersome and time-consuming if you are adding many questions and quizzes).
If you have a substantial quiz-creation project, please contact SoN academic technology – we will work with your TA or SoN faculty support staff to assist with the import of questions, and creation of quizzes for your course.
If you prefer to give it a try on your own, here are the basic steps you can use to create D2L quizzes using the Importer Tool (you can also follow instructions on the DoIT knowledge Base page):
- Watch this this 4.5 minute step-by-step overview video from UW-Oshkosh.
- To follow the instructions in the video, you will need to download and install Adobe Air (download and install at: http://get.adobe.com/air/), and then the Quiz Importer Tool from DoIT website.
- To create your quiz in MS Word for Windows you will need to format the questions appropriately (otherwise the import will not work) – see D2L question tool documentation v1-3.
- Once you have Adobe Air and the Quiz Importer Tool installed, and a completed, correctly formatted quiz in MS Word file, follow the instructions in the video in #1, above, to create your quiz.
- NOTE for Mac users: MS Word for Mac does not work correctly with Quiz Importer Tool, but there is a simple work-around: first, create your quiz in MS Word for Mac; then, save the file as a text file using the settings in the Save As dialog box shown in the image below [Mac OS default + LF only]; next, open the saved text file in TextEdit, select all (Cmd+A), copy (Cmd+C), and paste into the Quiz import Tool.
Image credit (top of page): shutterstock.com / Willyam Bradberry
This page last updated on April 15, 2016 (GJ).