User Guide 3.1 | Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

User Guide 3.1

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Exporting Items

Interactions can be put together into Items on almost any computer that has access to TAO. However, there will be situations in which sharing Items will be useful. For instance, two teachers who teach the same course may collaborate and share the responsibility of creating questions for an upcoming Test. This can be done in a few easy steps.

1. Click on the Items icon in the Assessment Builder Bar.

2. Click on either the Item folder (class) you want to export in the Item Library on the left-hand side, OR click on New class in the button bank below the Library to create a new folder for the items you would like to export.

Creating a new class (i.e. a new folder) allows you to place Items in a distinct location in order to be transferred from one computer to another.

The Item class can be renamed in the "Edit item class" dialog box in the field marked Label. Clicking the blue Save button will create the class.

Note: Individual Items can be exported without creating a new class to transfer them to. It is useful, however, to organize the transfer in a single folder for a one-time export.

3. If you have created a new class for this purpose, move the items to be transferred to this new class in the Item Library.

This selects the Items that will be exported.

4. After clicking on the class, click Export in the button bank below the Library.

The dialog box will ask you to choose an export format from the list: QTI, APIP or RDF. If the Item is to be exported as a Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) formatted document, it will save the file(s) as a compressed .zip file.

You also need to confirm that the folder or file highlighted is the one that should be exported, by checking the Items box.

5. Click the blue Export button in the dialog box to continue with the export.

6. Select the location to which you want to export your Item, and then click Save.

The Item can then be transferred either to a data storage device or a computer network. The next step in the transfer is to import the item onto the desired computer.

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