Bulk Assessment Import

Overview

PathLMS has two bulk import tools to help you quickly add large lists of assessments and assessment questions to your courses.

Both import tools use the concept of an Import ID to allow multiple assessments/questions to be imported from one template. This means you can organize all of your questions for every assessment into a single file upload.

Getting There

The bulk assessments section is accessible through the Admin tab. Click on Bulk Upload and navigate to the Assessments tab.

Admin tab

Downloading the Assessments Import Template

Go to Admin > Bulk Upload > Assessments and download the assessment template. You can select from 3 different templates as seen in the figure below.

Download Template

After opening the template, you can begin adding entries for each assessment.

Entering the Field Values

A sample template is shown below. For demonstration purposes, required columns have been highlighted yellow.

Assessment Template

Name

Enter the name of each assessment.

Course ID

Enter the Course ID.

Passing score

Enter the score required to pass the assessment.

Retakes

Enter the number of times the participant is allowed to retake the assessment. Enter zero if no retakes are allowed.

Import ID

Enter the import ID that links the assessment with the assessment questions.

After entering your values, save and upload your template.

Downloading the Assessment Questions Import Template

To download the assessment questions template, go to Admin > Bulk Upload > Assessment questions and download the questions template.

Assessment Questions

Entering the Field Values

A sample template is shown below. For demonstration purposes, required columns are highlighted in yellow.

Assessment Questions Template

Question text

Enter the question in the assessment.

Import ID

Enter the Import ID of the assessment the question belongs to.

Page

Enter the page number where you want the questions to appear in the assessment. > If a page number is skipped, the page is automatically marked as a blank page.

Question types

There are three different types of questions that can be incorporated in the template.

  1. True/False
  2. Multiple Choice
  3. Matching Questions
Available Answers

Enter the answers for each type of questions.

  1. For multiple choice, enter the different answers one by one in the answers field.
  2. Enter TRUE or FALSE for one choice answers.
  3. Enter the matching answers with the questions separated by the symbol for matching questions.
Correct Answer

Enter the correct answer number that needs to be shown in the assessment. For instance, if answer 1 is the correct answer, enter 1 in this field.

You can enter more than 8 answers for an assessment.

After you’re finished adding answers, you can upload the template.

Import Process

After the templates have been uploaded, you can then import the assessments and the assessment questions.

Importing Assessments

Bulk importing questions is only available on assessments which have also been bulk imported.

Usage Strategies

Usage strategies can vary depending on whether the course is new, or whether you are trying to import to an existing course.

Bulk Import to an Existing Assessment

To perform a bulk import to an existing assessment,

1) Go to Admin > Bulk Upload > Assessment questions and download the questions template.

2) Add a row to the template for each question and upload. Reference the assessment each question belongs to by matching up the Import ID.

3) Upload the template.

4) Click Import.

Bulk Import Assessments to a Course Section

To bulk import assessments to a course,

1) Go to Admin > Bulk Upload > Assessments and download the assessment template.

2) Add a row to the template for each assessment and upload.

3) Visit the course(s) you added assessments to, and use the handle to drag and drop them on top of the section.

Bulk Import Assessments that Need to Have Prerequisites

To bulk import assessments that require prerequisites,

1) Go to Admin > Bulk Upload > Assessments and download the assessment template.

2) Add a row to the template for each assessment and upload.

3) Visit the course(s) you added assessment(s) to, and use the settings drop-down to Require previous item.

Sample Templates

You can use the sample templates below as a reference point for filling out your assessment and assessment questions. Click the link below, and the template will begin downloading automatically.