Importing questions from an XML or SQZ file

SMART Response software includes an import feature for converting questions from ExamView format XML files or SMART Sync software SQZ files into question sets. SMART Response software uses the tags in the XML and SQZ files to extract questions, answers and correct responses, and then converts the information into assessment pages.


You must have or create an ExamView formatted XML text file or a SMART Sync software SQZ file before you can perform this procedure. Binary ExamView formatted files are not supported.

ClosedTo import questions from an XML or SQZ file

  1. Click the SMART Response iconSMART Response icon in the Mac menu bar, and then select Open Notebook Software.

    A blank SMART Notebook page appears.

  2. Select Response > Import Question From > XML.

    The Open dialog box appears.

  3. Browse to and select an XML or SQZ file, and then click Open.

    A progress bar appears, followed by the title page for the new question set.

  4. In the Page Sorter tab, select the thumbnail for the first question page.

  5. Add a title page to the assessment, and then customize the page and description as desired.

  6. Edit and customize the first question page as desired.

    Check the question carefully, including the correct answer (see below), to verify that the conversion process was successful.

  7. Repeat step 6 for all questions in the set.

  8. Click SaveSave icon.

    A Save As dialog box appears.

  9. Browse to a folder, type a name for the file, and then click Save.

After you import the questions, see Setting answers for imported questions