Migrating Questions from ExamSoft

Migrating Questions from ExamSoft allows you to move exam questions from ExamSoft into Elentra for use on future exams.

Please note that only users with medtech:admin group and role permissions can migrate exam questions from another exam management tool.

Exporting Exams from ExamSoft

  • Export the exam you would like to import from ExamSoft with the settings below.

  • Save the document with no spaces in the title.

  • Using LibreOffice, convert the file into a text and html file.

    • Note: Currently, only files converted using a Mac can be successfully imported.

Importing Exam Questions

  • Navigate to Admin > Manage Exams.

  • From the Manage Exams navigation box, click Questions.

  • Click on the Migrate Q's tab.

  • Select the question folder you would like the questions uploaded to.

  • Then, browse for and select your plain text file and click Import Questions.

  • This will take you to a new page where you can review all the questions that will be imported from the text file

  • Note: The system will look at the ExamSoft ID's to ensure no duplicate questions are created if questions are used on more than one exam.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Import All Questions to complete the process. This will automatically create an exam in the system that is only accessible via the Exams Dashboard.

Importing Images

  • Move to the Migrate Images tab.

  • Browse for and select your html document and all the images for that exam.

  • Click Import Question Images.

  • Review that the correct images have imported, then click Confirm Exam Import.

Reviewing Flagged Questions

If you tried to import any questions from ExamSoft which were NOT multiple choice you'll need to review them in the Flagged Questions tab. Similarly, questions with images attached will also appear here. Non multiple choice questions are flagged because the import system can't tell if they were supposed to be matching, fill in the blank, or essay type questions. By default they are given a type of essay but this will need to be changed for matching or fill in the blank question types.

  • Click on the Flagged Q’s tab. On this tab, you will see all of the questions with images and any non multiple choice questions.

  • Click the pencil icon to edit the format of any questions.

  • If there are no edits to be made, click the flag to approve the question.

  • Images will automatically import to the top of the question.

  • To edit the image position easily, click Source from the text editor box.

  • Copy and paste the source code to the correct place in the question.