Here are two alternate solutions to the built-in Question Bank manager in Quercus. With these we are able to import questions from external files and convert them into QTI zip files, which can be seamlessly imported into Quercus.
Respondus is a paid program that allows users to convert Word documents or .txt files (and more) into Quiz Questions.
However there is a free trial for 30 days (no credit card information needed to access the trial).
When using the program, you do have to make sure to select “IMS QTI” as the “Respondus Personality Type” and not Canvas (see below).
It is recommend you also get the 30-day-free-trial for Respondus and see if it fits your needs before purchasing
Access to the free trial (first download Respondus and follow the instructions for the free trial)
Quick tutorial video on how Respondus works
This QTI Converter by Kansas State University is a free and simpler option which converts .csv files into QTI files.
Below are the formatting instructions for the file:
Here is an example .csv file
The file needs to be formatted as such: