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A JSON file is a file that stores simple data structures and objects in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format, a standard data interchange format. JSON files are lightweight, text-based, human-readable, and can be edited using a text editor. You can create assessment activities by importing JSON files into the Intellum platform. Additionally, you can build assessment activities in the Intellum platform and export them as JSON files.

This article walks you through importing a JSON file into the Intellum platform to create an assessment and exporting an existing assessment as a JSON file. It also provides example JSON files for customization and a list of assessment question types formatted for inclusion in a JSON file.

Import an Assessment JSON

Follow these steps to import an assessment activity via a JSON file:

  1. Navigate to Content in the admin nav panel.
  2. Select Import at the top of the page.
  3. Select Assessment JSON.

You will be prompted to upload the JSON file for your assessment.

Export an Assessment JSON

You can build an assessment JSON to your exact specifications by creating an assessment activity in the Intellum platform and exporting it as a JSON file.

Follow these steps to export an assessment activity as a JSON file:

  1. Create a new assessment or open an existing assessment activity.
  2. Navigate to assessment Properties.
  3. Click Export at the top right of the page.

The JSON file for the assessment is downloaded to your device.

Assessment JSON Examples


This example JSON is for an the Assessment type with one question (Single Choice question type)

The below example includes the Name, Assessment type, Pass message, Fail Message and all of the other available settings that you can populate.

Facilitated Assessment

This example JSON shows multiple question types on the Facilitated Assessment type. The text (short), upload, true/false questions are included.

In the below example, the Pass message and Fail message have been populated to demonstrate how they work.


This example JSON is for a Survey and includes an example of how the Instructions field is populated.


This example JSON is for an Evaluation and includes the Feedback Prompt and Upload question types.

Question Types for JSON files

Use the following formatting to include specific assessment question types in your JSON files.

  • True_false
  • Single_choice
  • Multiple_choice
  • Sequence
  • Matching
  • Grid
  • Numeric_grid
  • Rank
  • Textfield
  • Textarea
  • Upload
  • Checklist

Learn more about each question type:


Assessments: Question Type Examples

Whether you call them exams, quizzes, or tests, the Intellum platform can help you to gauge your learners’ retention through Assessments. Assessments are a robust tool for learner follow up - and feature flexible options that make it easy for you to design an assessment to fit your needs. This path gives you an overview of assessments in the platform, walks you through creating assessments, surveys, and evaluations, and provides resources for creating assessment questions and managing assessment properties.

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