Assessments: How do I import a quiz, survey, or self-test from another course into my current course?
You can import assessments (quizzes, surveys, and self-tests) or individual questions that were created in other courses, including:
- Campus Edition (CE) 4.x courses
- CE 6 or Vista 3.x or later courses
- Content Interoperability Specifications (CIS)
Imported quizzes, surveys, and self tests are added to the Assessments tool. Imported questions are added to the Question Database. After a quiz, survey, or self test is imported, you can create links to it on content folders in the Course Content tool and in learning modules. After questions are imported, you can add them to quizzes, surveys, and self tests.
Role(s) Needed: These instructions apply to Course- and Section-level Designers. The Administrator may choose to deny Designers access to the Import option.
Step 1: From the Build or Teach Tab, click the Manage Course tool on the Course Menu.
For example (Build tab > Designer Tools):
For example (Teach tab > Instructor Tools):
Step 2: Click the Import link.
Step 3: In the Content Browser window:
- Find and select the file to import. For example, click on My Files if you had exported a quiz in another course on this system
NOTE: If you will be importing an assessment from a different version of this course management system, click the My Computer image to upload that assessment's archive file into your current course files or My Files area. If the My Computer icon does not appear, you need to get Java. Another option is to create a WebDAV folder reference to your My Files area so that you can drag and drop files from your computer. Reference the articles on Java and WebDAV in this knowledge base for further details.
- Click the OK button.
The Content Import in Progress screen appears. It updates as import activities occur. If the import is unsuccessful, the Import in Progress screen lists the errors encountered during the process. Click View Import Log to view these errors.
Step 4: Click Return.
If you are not already there, go to the Assessments tool to see the imported assessment or the Question Database to access the questions. Ensure you review, and if necessary, edit the assessment properties. Properties define how an assessment will be delivered to Students and how results will be released to Students.
- The system stores all imported files in a folder called Imported_Resources. You can view the contents of this folder in File Manager.(from the Build tab, it is located on the Course Menu under Designer Tools).
- If you imported all quizzes, surveys, and questions that were exported from a CE 4.x course, a file called Content Import Log was created when the content was imported. This file describes what happened to the content after it was imported and where you can find it in this version of the course system.
- The system allows the import of assessments and questions with duplicate titles; however, you must give each a unique title before you can save any changes made.
- If you imported questions then changed them, re-importing the same questions will overwrite your changes. For example, you import an assessment called "Assessment" that contains "Question 1." You go to the Question Database tool and reword the content of "Question 1." You import another quiz called "Assessment 2" that also contains "Question 1." "Question 1" in the new content package overwrites the "Question 1" that you modified. The same is true for assessments.
- Respondus exam and survey creation software: best for longer, more complex assessments. Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of the Assessments tool. Respondus may be more efficient and intuitive to use. After creating your assessments in Respondus, you can easily publish them to your online course. For information on how to obtain a copy of Respondus, click here.
If you have any further questions, please contact us for support. Thank you.