Import Word Documents into ALL In Learning


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There are two methods of getting a Word document into ALL In Learning:

  • Attach a Word Document to an Assessment - This is great for most bubble sheet assessments, and it's the simplest. You can create your key very quickly in ALL In Learning and then, alternatively, attach a word document so it's handy for you (or team members you share the assessment with) to open later in Word and print the test questions for students. 
  • Import Questions from a Word Document - If you need your questions to be in the ALL In Learning system to display them to the class for use with clickers, to send them to devices or computers for on-screen Engage & Learn questions, or to turn them into Items that teachers can conveniently use to build tests inside ALL In Learning, formatting and importing the Word document can be a very convenient way to get your full question content into ALL In Learning.

This article deals with the second option: Importing question content from a Word document into an ALL In Learning assessment.

How to Import Questions from a Word Document 

Before importing, note:

  • You'll need to do some simple formatting of your Word file so that ALL In Learning can recognize the various parts. Instructions follow.

  • Some elements of Word may not import correctly, so always review every question once your import has finished.

  • Documents must be .docx files (Word 2007 or later).


First, Format the Word Document Correctly

  1. The name of the Word document will become the name of the assessment.

    (However, assessments can later be renamed in Actions>Properties)

  2. Before each section of questions (of the same type), the question type must be entered as in this example:


    At this time, the only question type supported is "Multiple choice"

  3. Questions numbers must be formatted using a Numbered List.


  4. Answer options must be formatted using a Numbered List, and be formated as: A. B. C. D.

  5. Answer options must be formatted in one column, not two columns.


  6. The correct answer must be defined, using the ANS: [correct answer] tag. For exmaple, like this:  

    ANS: B

    Note: Word Import does not support multiple correct options at this time. However, you can change your answer to multiple correct after the import by select the question slide and adding more correct answers. See this article for more information on multiple correct. 

  7. If your question has an image, it must be placed between the question stem and the answer options:


Then, Import the Word Document Into ALL In Learning

  1. Log into your ALL In Learning account.

  2. Click the Lessons/Assessments tab, and choose "Create New."

  3. Under "Import," select "Powerpoint or Word."

  4. Click "Choose File," navigate to your Word document (must be .docx file extension), select it, and click "Open."

    Note that after choosing your file you will see this alert message in the green box, even if your file is formatted:

  5. File in the other required fields, like Grade, Subject, and Description, then click "Next. 

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