It is now possible to upload multiple questions in one go, via a new tool called, 'Bulk Add'.
From this page, you can bulk upload questions and answers from an Excel spread sheet, for 5 question types: True or False, Multiple Choice, Pick List, Order List and Free Text.
To use this feature, click on the link in the help notes box to download the template Excel file.
Sanity check your content on the preview page.
Click 'Add Questions', to upload your new material. You will see an advisory note which tells you that the upload was successful.
Click 'View questions', to see your new question displayed in your draft library area.
You can make further edits from here, using the normal editing controls.
Here are some more detailed instructions, which will help you when you are completing your Excel template:
The column names of your spreadsheet must match the column names in the template file. The first column denotes the question type. This can be one of 5 values: FT, MC, PL, OL, or TF. These represent the question types: Free text, Multiple choice, Pick list, Order list and True or false respectively.
For all questions, the QuestionName, QuestionSummary and QuestionText values are mandatory.
Enter your category tags and training tags in the fields provided. Separate each entry with a comma. These are extremely important for later gap analysis and charting, so be sure to include them!
For free text questions, enter your answer into the Answer1 column. With free text questions, you can also provide the following details:
FTNumeric - enter True if the answer is numeric.
FTCaseWhitespaceVariance - enter True to enable case and white space variance. When true, the marking will disregard incorrect case and white spacing.
FTAllowVariance - for numeric questions, enter True to enable variance.
FTPercent - when variance is true, your can enter a percentage value.
FTLower - when variance is true, enter the lower threshold.
FTUpper - when variance is true, enter the upper threshold.
FTPrecisionHint - for numeric questions, enter True to enable precision hint.
True or False
For true or false questions, enter the correct answer into the Answer1 column. Valid values are True or False.
For multi choice questions, enter the available options in the columns Answer1 through to Answer10. Prefix the correct answer with an * symbol. If more than one column contains a * symbol, the import process records the first answer with an * symbol as the correct option.
For pick list questions, enter the available options in the columns Answer1 through to Answer10. You can prefix multiple correct answers with the * symbol.
PLPartialScoring - for pick list questions, enter True to enable partial scoring.
For order list questions, enter the answers in the columns Answer1 through to Answer10. You should enter the answers in the correct sequence.