How do I add Questions to Learning Objectives (Question pools)?
Posted by Nikki Johnson, Last modified by on 04 November 2009 10:10 PM

There are two ways to add questions to your Learning Objectives:

Option I – Manually through the form on the Edit Learning Objective/Add Question Page or

Option II – Batch upload from the Edit Learning Objective/Add Question Page using one of the two available template formats.

Option I – Enter Questions Manually

Procedure

  1. To get to the Edit Learning Objective/Add Question Page, go to the Lesson detail page and scroll to the bottom section titled, Learning Objectives in this Lesson and click on the Learning Objective title name link.

  2. Enter the following information for your Question:

  • Question – enter question text.

  • Question URL – this is optional. If you have a supporting URL for your Question enter it here.

  • Applies To – By default, the question “Applies To” will be pre-selected with all options. You can deselect any options that you choose not to associate with this exam question.

  • Question Type – Select either Single Answer or Multiple Answer. By default, Single Answer will be selected (Single Answer option applies to questions which would have only one answer or if it’s a True/False question. Multiple Answer option applies to questions where more than one answer is to be selected)

  • Question Feedback URL – optional field to provide a link to Users to assist with their question (Note: The URL needs to begin with http:// in order to function properly).

  • Question Feedback – optional freeform text than can be input to provide for Users, if their question is answered incorrectly.

  • Randomize Answers – checkbox option to enable or disable answers being displayed in random.

  • Answers – Type in the answer text in the available fields. For Single Answer questions, select one (1) correct answer by clicking the checkbox next to the correct answer. For Multiple Answer questions, select the checkbox next to all correct answers.

Click the Add Question button when complete. The page will refresh with your question added to the page.


Option II – Batch Upload Questions and Answers

NetExam LMS offers the ability to batch upload Questions and Answers in the following formats:

    • Unicode Text – [.txt]: This is the best file format for non-English and will work for English as well.  The format can be exported from Excel by choosing “Save As” from the file menu and then selecting “Unicode Text (*.txt)” in the “Save as type” menu. You can download the template for this format from a link inserted into this option or Click here to download it now.
    • QTI Format XML– [.xml] (Questionmark Software format): This is an XML in QTI format which can be saved from any application supporting QTI format such as Questionmark. The NetExam System import currently only supports XML in QTI format and will not import XML exported directly from Excel for example.         

Procedure – Unicode Text option

  1. To get to the Edit Learning Objective Page, go to the Lesson detail page and scroll to the bottom section titled, Learning Objectives in this Lesson and click on the Learning Objective title name.

  2. Before you upload your questions and answers, you will need to complete the template. Located in the Unicode Text option of the Edit Learning Objective/Add Question page, download the Excel template to enter your questions and answers.

  3. Save the spreadsheet to your computer.

  4. Open the spreadsheet and fill in the fields:

    • Question column – enter the question text.

    • Question Type column – enter 1 for single answer questions or 2 for multiple answer questions. Hint – if you hover over the red corner of the top field in the spreadsheet there are directional notes for assistance.

    • AnswerA through AnswerG columns – enter your exam answer text.

    • AnswerACorrect through AnswerGCorrect columns – If you have entered an answer in any of the AnswerA through AnswerG columns, you must mark the answer as correct or incorrect. Enter 0 for incorrect answers, 1 for correct answers.

    • Randomize – this will randomize the sequence of answers being displayed.0 is to Not Randomize, 1 is to Randomize.

    • QuestionURL – (optional) if there is a supporting URL to assist Users with their question, it can be entered here (Note: The URL needs to begin with http:// in order to function properly).

    • QuestionFeedback - (optional) text than can be input to provide for Users, if their question is answered incorrectly.

  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the Edit Learning Objective page and select Unicode Text File – [.txt] from the list of options displayed.
  6. Save the file type as Unicode Text (*.txt) and click Save. Close the file. You are now ready to upload your questions.
  7. Browse to the completed template and click Open. Click the Upload File button to upload the spreadsheet.

 Procedure - QTI format option

  1. To get to the Edit Learning Objective Page, go to the Lesson detail page and scroll to the bottom section titled, Learning Objectives in this Lesson and click on the Learning Objective title name.

  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the Edit Learning Objective page and from the list of options, select QTI Format – [.xml].

  3. Browse to your document and click Open. This will activate the Submit button to upload the questions and answers.  The page will refresh with your questions uploaded.

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