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In Oncourse Tests & Surveys, how do I import or export assessments?

Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. To view a list of permissions associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

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. For more on the IMS QTI specification, see the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Note: Because some systems differ in their interpretations of IMS QTI standards, importing IMS QTI-compatible files from other systems may not work reliably.

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About importing from Original Test and Survey

Note: The Original Test and Survey tool is no longer available; see About the retirement of Original Test and Survey.

See also the Tests & Surveys Migration Guide (PDF).

If you have previously exported tests or surveys from Original Test and Survey, you can import them into Tests & Surveys using the import instructions below.

Note the following:

  • You cannot import into Tests & Surveys any test that contains an ampersand ( & ) in the category or topic fields of any of the questions. (An ampersand in the question field will import.)

  • The following errors may occur when importing a test from the Original Test and Survey tool:

    • Survey checkbox question types may not import correctly.
    • The export feature may report some matching questions as incompatible.
    • The question format may be different from what you intended for fill in the blank questions.
    • Document errors listed as incompatible do not display properly.
    • Random question draw does not import correctly; you can manually create a question pool and set the test to draw from it randomly. For instructions, see Re-establishing random-draw question delivery for tests migrated from Original Test and Survey to Tests & Surveys.
    • The "Disable Student Access to Test Results" setting in Original Test and Survey may not result in settings that bar student access to feedback in Tests & Surveys.
    • Metadata does not import correctly.
    • All imported survey rating questions have Yes/No selected as the answer type.

For best results, verify the details of your test or survey before publishing it. For more, see How will tests imported in bulk from Original Test and Survey appear in Tests & Surveys?

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Importing an assessment

To import an assessment:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant site, click Tests & Surveys.

  2. On the Assessments page, under "New Assessments" and next to "Import Assessment", click Import.

  3. In the "Choose a File" field, enter or browse to the file you wish to import.

  4. Click Import.

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Exporting an assessment

To export an assessment from Tests & Surveys:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant site, click Tests & Surveys.

  2. On the Assessments page, under "Unpublished Assessments", next to the title of the assessment you want to export, click --Select Action, and then click Export.

  3. Next to "Choose export type:", select either QTI v 1.2 or Content Packaging, and click Export. You'll be prompted to open or save the export file.

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Last modified on September 10, 2013.

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