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How do I export or import questions to an exam, ballot, or signup?

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Last updated: 28 Mar, 2021
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 The import and export functions can be used in a few ways. Most commonly, they can be used to enter multiple questions using Excel rather than through the website. These features can also be used to share entered exams between different organizations....export from one, import to the other.


  1. Preview or View the desired Exam, Ballot, or SIgnup.
  2. Click the Export Button
  3. Save the file to your computer.


In order to import questions for an exam, ballot, or signup, you must first configure the basic exam, ballot, or signup.

  1. Preview the desired Exam, Ballot, or SIgnup"
  2. Click the Import Button (only present if the exam, ballot, or signup is unpublished)
  3. Locate the desired file on your computer.
  4. Click "Upload File Now"


  1. First, create the exam, ballot or signup without any questions using the website
  2. Export the questions....even if there are none.
    • This will provide you with the spreadsheet in the right format.....and the correct columns
  3. Enter the questions as needed
    • NOTE: The "RefTown ID" column should be left blank for new questions. That column is an ID# used to identify existing question when importing updates to those existing questions.
  4. Proceed to Import

You do not need to import everything at once. You can import a few questions at a time. Note, however, that every question in the import will be added regardless of whether it was previously imported or not.

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