Upload the assessment questions from a Word Document (docx. file) and indicate the correct answer using Boldface, Italics, or a different color and Akindi will automatically populate the answer key for you.

  1. Creating & Formatting the test questions

Create your test questions in a Word Document or export your existing questions to a docx. file.

Question and Answer Identification

  • Questions and answers should be structured vertically, with each item appearing on a different line.

  • Akindi looks for a period or parenthesis after the question number and the answer letter.

  • Indicate the correct answer for each question using boldface, italics, or a different coloured font and Akindi will automatically identify the answer key.

    N.B. At this time, Akindi cannot recognize 'highlighted' text.

Image: Answer key identified for each question using either boldface, italics, or a different coloured font

2. Uploading the Questions

Click 'Upload answer key' and upload your test question docx. file which should include your answer key formatting.


You will be directed to another page within Akindi, in order to check that Akindi has correctly identified the correct number of questions, and that your complete answer key has been detected. At the top of the page, you will see 'Total Marks'.

Image: Review & Enter Answer Key page

You will need to identify or remove any content that cannot be categorized as a question or answer and has been noted as 'Unidentified'.

To remove text that is neither a question, nor an answer option, use the dropdown menu to select 'Omitted'.

Gif: Select 'Omitted' from dropdown menu

You can also use the dropdown menu to recategorize a question to become an answer option, and vice versa.

Gif: Change 'Answer option' to 'Question'

Click 'Save & Continue' to return to the answer key editor page, where you can change the weight and the grading scheme by selecting 'Display Advanced Marking'.

Gif: Click 'Save & Continue' and then 'Display Advanced Marking' and change question weight and grading scheme

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