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Importing or exporting an assessment

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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

You can import an assessment you previously created, or export one for use in another IMS QTI-compatible application. To import an assessment, the source file must be an IMS QTI-compatible XML file. If you're importing questions from Respondus make sure you "Save QTI XML File", selecting "Points as decimal numbers" to preserve the point values assigned to each question.

For more information on the IMS QTI specification, see the IMS Global Learning Consortium page at: http://www.imsglobal.org/question/

[edit] Import an assessment

To import an assessment:

  1. Click Choose File to browse for the file on your own computer system and open it. Once you have selected your import file, it will show the file name next to the button.
  2. Click the radio button indicating its source for correct processing. (Tests & Quizzes supports files saved in QTI format.)
  3. Click the Import button.

[edit] Export an assessment

The export will create a new file on your system, suitable for saving for further use or porting to another IMS-compliant system.

  • Select the assessment.
  • Use the drop-down menu next to the assessment title. Click Export.
  • Choose the export type and export.
    1. Select the export type. Your choice will depend not only on whether you wish to capture links and attachments, but also on the import capabilities of the intended destination.
    2. Click the Export button.
  • Save (download) the file to your own system.

The exact prompts and steps will depend on your browser, but you may be prompted for the action to take. The resulting file can be stored for later import.

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content

Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.


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