Creating a quiz on LearnDash question by question is tedious and cumbersome. This article will show you how you can create a LearnDash quiz by importing from your Word document, Google Forms, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet, Blooket or Gimkit.

Step 1: Go to your LearnDash Quizzes page, then click on Import/Export

LearnDash Quizzes page

Go to your LearnDash Quizzes page, then on the top right corner click on Actions then Import/Export.

Step 2: Click on Import

LearnDash Quiz Import and Export Page

Once you are inside your LearnDash Quiz Import/Export page, click on the Import button on the bottom left corner.
LearnDash Quiz Import Upload Box

A box will appear asking for you to upload a .wpq or .xml file. Those file formats will contain the quiz data necessary for LearnDash to generate the quiz.

Our task now is to convert your quiz -- wherever it is and in whatever format -- into what LearnDash expects.

Step 3: Import your quizzes using GETMARKED Digitaliser

getmarked digitaliser quiz importer interface

Register for a free trial of GETMARKED Digitaliser. GETMARKED Digitaliser is a quiz import and export tool that allows you to import quiz, test or exams from one platform and export it to another.

You can import your quiz questions from Word, Google Forms, Moodle, Kahoot, Quizlet, Quizizz, Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Gimkit, and Blooket and export it to any learning platform like LearnDash.

For LMS like Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle and Brightspace, you can export the question bank into a flat file and upload it on to our server. For others (e.g. Kahoot, Quizizz, Blooket, Gimkit), we can pull the quiz questions directly from their servers.

Step 4: Export to LearnDash .XML Quiz file

getmarked digitaliser export interface menu

Once your questions are imported into GETMARKED, you can export it as a LearnDash .XML quiz file.

Step 5: Upload exported .XML quiz file into LearnDash

Attached learndash .xml quiz file on to quiz import interface in learndash

Attached the exported LearnDash .XML Quiz file on to your LearnDash quiz import interface found back in Step 2 and click Start import.
Confirm questions to be imported into LearnDash

You will be shown the questions that are going to be imported. If you are okay, click Start import again.
successful import of questions inyo learndash

If everything goes well, you would be shown the import success page.

Step 6: Verify questions were imported correctly in quiz builder page

learndash quiz builder page

Carefully inspect each of the questions in the quiz builder page to check that all the question content has been imported correctly.

Congratulations, you have successfully imported from quiz questions into LearnDash without wasting hours of your time!


Final Words

Learning platforms make it difficult for teachers to export content out of their walled garden to the detriment of teachers and students alike. At GETMARKED, we to make your quiz content accessible everywhere in one click. If you think this is an endeavour worth supporting, getting your school leaders and administrators to purchase an institutional plan would be the best way to support us.