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Akindi Importer - FAQs

The Akindi Importer is the newest addition to our assessment tools in Canvas. The Akindi Importer is particularly useful for instructors who wish to create large question banks or individual quizzes efficiently and quickly.


 Note: Akindi Importer will be available for use beginning in October, 2022.


Instructors can create their questions in Microsoft Word and upload that file into the Akindi Importer. The importer will automatically detect and convert the questions into a QTI file which can be imported back into your Canvas course site as a question bank or quiz. 

Supported Question Types

Akindi supports the following question types:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Answer
  • Open Ended Question
  • Fill in the blank
  • Select dropdown
  • Matching


Formatting the Word document

Akindi relies on natural language processing in order to understand questions. Therefore, there’s very few formatting restraints. For example, you can format:

  • With or without question numbers e.g “1.”

  • With or without letters for answer options “a.”

  • Answer options all on the same line or on separate lines


Indicating the answer key in your .docx file

You can format the answer options in many ways to highlight what the correct answer is for each question. Boldface, italics, *asterisk, highlight, or outlined below the question e.g. “Answer: C”


Non-text elements

We fully support the inclusion of tables and images in your .docx file


Matching questions

Akindi relies on the copy "match the ....” being somewhere in the question, in order to categorize it as a ‘Matching question’.

To ensure the answer key is recognized, use the structure below (otherwise you can easily select the correct answers once uploaded to the Importer).

  1. Match the following statements with the correct answers:

    Ranger Bear's favorite lunch spot = Outside

    Ranger Bear's favorite color = Green




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Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2022-09-15 13:12 CSTUpdated:2022-09-15 14:08 CST
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