D2L Quizzes - How to import McGraw-Hill Education test banks into D2L

This article describes how instructors can import test banks from McGraw-Hill Education products into D2L.

Before you begin

Part 1: Acquire the test bank file

Option 1: Download a test bank from McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Login to McGraw-Hill Connect with your MHE credentials.
  • Select the textbook you will be using from the McGraw-Hill Campus Gateway.
  • Once you have chosen the textbook for your course, select view online resources.
  • After you have selected view online resources, you may download the test banks for the course.

Option 2: Contacting a McGraw-Hill Education representative

  • You may Contact your MHE representative to obtain a direct link to download the content and test banks for your course.
    • Note: Request a .zip file from the McGraw-Hill education representative, this will allow easy import into D2L.

Part 2: Import the test bank into D2L

  • When downloading your test bank file, there may already be an option to download as a Desire2Learn package.
  • The file will download as a .zip file.
    • Note: Do not extract the files, the .zip file is what is needed to upload to D2L. Remember the location you have saved the file under on your device.
  • For a step-by-step demonstration from McGraw-Hill Education, refer to the MHE document Import Chapter Test Banks into D2L


  1. Login to D2L and browse to the course you wish to import questions to.
  2. Select Edit Course in your navigation bar.
  3. Select Import/Export/Copy Components.
  4. Select Import Components, then select Start.
  5. Select Upload. Use your file browser to locate the file and click Open
  6. The .zip file will appear where you previously selected Upload.
  7. If you are importing a .zip file that only contains a test bank, select Import All Components.
    1. Note: If you are importing a test bank from a Course Cartridge, select Advanced Options... to select the components you want to use from the entire course file.
  8. A progress screen will show the import processing. Once you see two green arrows, select Continue.
  9. On the Customize Your Course Package page, select the components you wish to import. In the line that says Import file to: give your quiz a name.
    1. Note: Do not use any characters other than letters or numbers for the quiz name. Spaces or punctuation might interfere with the upload.
  10. Next, select Do not overwrite the existing file. Check the box next to Import metadata. Select Continue.
  11. Confirm the selections you have made for import. Select Continue.
  12. You will see another progress screen. When you see the three green check marks, select Continue.
  13. You will see a message that the import was successful. Select View Content or if you need to import more files, select Import another package.
  14. On your course page, select Quizzes. On the quizzes page, select Question Library.
The questions are now imported into your Question Library. You can now create quizzes. How do I create a quiz? How to add questions to a quiz from the question library.

Keywords:MHE, McGraw-Hill, mh, mgh, mhcampus, campus, connect, aleks, simnet, import, D2L, question bank, test bank, quiz bank, Brightspace   Doc ID:82186
Owner:Benjamin G.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2018-05-10 13:01 CSTUpdated:2019-10-01 12:20 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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