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Ability to import quizzes from Quizlet or Word files

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First of all, what you guys do is amazing and I am very grateful and lucky to be a part of this educational expansion. I teach language and service skills in China and am a huge fan of Quizlet. It's SOOOOO easy to make quizzes, integrate audio, and generate flashcards for students on their site.

They obviously are lacking what you guys have: progress tracking, reports, and student management. If the two of you combined - WOW - powerhouse. Online courses could be created so easily by teachers, and data could be so easily managed and understood by parents and administrators.

Are you working on collaboration with Quizlet? Integrating some of their features? Right now It's quite clunky on Schoology to make quizzes. There's no bulk import function from simple OFFICE or WORD files where most teachers do their planning and creation.

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    Jennifer McGrady (Jenny)

    I am in total agreement!!!!  Our school is moving to Schoology this semester with a deadline of full participation and accountability for teachers beginning on January 1st.  We also became a 1:1 iPad school this year.  I am trying to get all of my old vocabulary lists, grammar notes etc from a variety of places linked in to schoology.  I have a link to quizlet posted but I still have to input quiz questions one at a time.  If I had an option to copy/paste or import directly from quizlet or word that would be FANTASTIC!!!!! 

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    Jacob Givand

    I agree as well. Maybe something like allowing import of questions in a format like the Aiken format.

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    Anna Otto

    How about a Quizlet app that integrates with the gradebook?

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    Michael Meek

    I completely agree. I work at a non-profit in Houston, Texas where we give our young professionals assessments every week from a Microsoft Word format, and we have to manually copy and paste each question. It is the most frustrating thing, and I hope to see Schoology develop to work with Word files. Schoology is a great program for grading, but terrible for importing questions.

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    Jo Barber

    I agree! It takes ages to make quizzes in Schoology, Quizlet does it automatically. PLEASE find a way to let us import quizzes and have the results sync to the grade book.

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    Mrs. Belden

    I would love to be able to import a word document directly into schoology and have it create separate questions! It would make creating quizzes/test so much easier as I have them created already!

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    CDR Nolan, USN (Ret.)

    The ability to import from a Word document would be extremely beneficial.  I have a four year syllabus with test banks already in Word format.  I am having to type in (or copy/paste) everything into Schoology manually.  It takes a lot of time.

    Even having a .csv formatted import would be beneficial.  I could reformat the .doc files fairly easy to convert it to a .csv.  

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    Erik Olson

    Agree with CDR Nolan. For me, Word is not so important, but CSV would help immensely. Essentially, anything that allows us to upload our own files so that we can keep control over the intellectual property we took (a lot of) time to create. A related benefit would be if Schoology would allow us to download tests we create inside Schoology. Propietary-only formats hurt our ability to move between systems and we have to unnecessarily re-accomplish immense amounts of work. 

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    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    I'm with Erik and Commander Nolan, I would like to be able to import from Word but doubt that that will ever happen. I know there are ways to convert a Word M/C test to mimic Blackboard format but it is time consuming. Currently bringing in test in CVS from our old LMS but the inability to export from Schoology is just one more in a long line of issues I have found with this platform.  The biggest is that twice this week assessment have been intermittent and have kicked my students out. This are open text in-class reading assignments and it has been a nightmare.

    I have tests coming up in about a week and a half, but if they go intermittent again, I won't trust Schoology with a full test.

    So disappointed compared to what we had.

    Phil

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    CDR Nolan, USN (Ret.)

    There may be a work around.  I found a thread on the Community pages that gives instructions to transfer files to blackboard files which you can import into Schoology tests.  You just need to save your Word (or other) document as a .txt file (I copy and paste to a text editor on my computer, save as plain text) and reformat it to take out any line breaks other than between questions.  Copy and paste into the Blackboard converter, it saves a .zip file which you can import to a test.  I haven't been able to save directly to a question bank in resources, but I created a dummy course to convert tests then save to resources.  

    I have not been able to get multiple answer questions or ordering working, but multiple choice with one answer, true/false and short answer/essay all work.  I haven't tried fill in the blank.  It is much easier than trying to retype all of the questions banks.  

    You also have to go and change all of the questions to randomize answers if you want that option enabled.  

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    Philip Pulley Ed.D.

    The Blackboard converter could be a big help! In the past you had to set up the formatting line by line using formatting guides.

    Thanks for sharing that link.

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