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Create or import questions



The table view of the questions stored in the question pool offers a variety of options. Make sure that all columns relevant to you are selected via the cogwheel icon


Create question

Question items are created here in the QTI 2.1 format and stored directly for further use.  A title is specified during creation, followed by the question type and, if available, the subject selected at the end. The questions created this way can then be imported into the OpenOlat learning resource Test and be utilized.

Information on test creation can be found here. Information on the further design of a question in the chapter "Item Detailed view".

Import questions

Add QTI 2.1 items to the question bank by importing test or questionnaire learning resources from OpenOlat, from external files or by via Copy & Paste from Excel files. Question items are always added to the table from where the import was started, as well as to "My Questions". Items can thus be directly imported into lists, pools or group shares.

The following Import types are available:

  • ZIP-file from local computer: Choose this option if you have a set of questions or a test as .zip-file.
  • Learning resource "Test": Select the test you want to import from the available learning resources. To do this, click on the "Import learning resource" link in the corresponding line. All questions of the selected learning resource are imported directly into the question pool. Depending on whether you do this in the question database or in a pool, the questions are copied either only to "My Questions" or also to the corresponding pool.
  • QTI 2.1 Excel import via copy&paste: Prepare the questions in the "template excel import" you can find in the import wizard. A detailed information on the question import via excel files (CSV) can be found under Question import.

You can mark particularly relevant questions that you have created as favorites and thus quickly find them again. Another possibility is to organize several questions in lists and thus build up an individual systematics for your questions.

The question import via Excel files allows you to import multiple questions at once in simple way. The import of excel questions can for example be used to import questions from other systems when the questions do also support the QTI 2.1 standards. Please use the template which can be found when opening the import.

At this time the following question types are supported:

  • Single-Choice
  • Multiple-Choice
  • Kprim
  • Fill-in-blank
  • Essay
  • Match
  • Drag and Drop
  • TrueFalse

When you are finished creating your questions in the Excel file, select the the questions in Excel and copy&paste them to the input field.

When copying the questions, Excel will convert the cells to a comma separated formatting. The same does also work with other tools like Apple Numbers or OpenOffice.

Keywords

The table consists of two, three or four columns: the keywords / points, the values and extra information. The questions are separated with an empty line.

Multiple-choice question

type

MC for multiple-choice

title

Title of the question / topic

question

The question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.

max. answersMax. number of possible answers.
min. answersMin. number of possible answers.
points

The maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.

"1" for a correct option, "0" for a wrong option

Options text. You can have as many options as you like, each on a separated line with a point configuration


Single-choice question

SC for single-choice

SC for single-choice

title

Title of the question / topic

question

The question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.

points

The maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.

Points when this option is selected, e.g. "1" (correct) or "-1" (incorrect)

Options text. You can have as many options as you like, each on a separated line with a "0" or "1" point configuration


Fill-in-blank (gap) question

type

FIB for fill-in-blank


title

Title of the question / topic


points

The maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.


textA text element

Points when the gap is correctly answered, e.g. "1" 

Correct answer in a gap. Synonyms can be entered separated with ";".

Size of the gap and the maximum characters that can be entered is configured, e.g. "10,8".


KPRIM question

typeKPRIM
titleTitle of the question / topic
questionThe question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.
points1
+ or -Options text
+ or -Options text
+ or -Options text
+ or -Options text


Essay question

typeESSAY
titleTitle of the question / topic
questionThe question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.
pointsThe maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.
minMinimum word count
maxMaximum word count


MATCH question

typeMATCH

titleTitle of the question / topic

questionThe question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.

pointsThe maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.


ABC
Antwort 11 (correct answer)0 (false answer)0 (false answer)
Antwort 2001
Antwort 3010


Drag and Drop question

typeKPRIM

titleTitle of the question / topic

questionThe question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.

pointsThe maximal score. The minimal score is always set to 0.


AlgerienKeniaNamibia
Nairobi0 (false answer)1 (correct answer)0 (false answer)
Windhoek001
Algier100


TrueFalse question

typeTruefalse

titleTitle of the question / topic

questionThe question text. Minimal HTML formatting is allowed.

pointsMaximum achievable score. The minimum score is 0.


UnansweredRightWrong
Paris is in France01 (correct answer)0 (false answer)
Bern is in Switzerland010
Stockholm is in Danmark00

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In addition to the listed fields, there are other optional fields such as "Topic", "Keywords", "License", etc. For more details, see the Excel import template provided as part of the import process.