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File Upload Interaction

The File Upload Interaction provides an interface in which Test-takers can upload a pre-written essay, completed artwork, or other form of submission. Usually, these items are scored manually by a human scorer.

How to Create a File Upload Interaction Using TAO

Once you have generated a new Item, and clicked on Authoring in the Action Bar, follow the steps below to create a new File Upload Interaction.

1. From the Common Interactions library on the left, drag the File Upload icon onto the blank Item and drop it onto the canvas.

This opens a new File Upload Interaction window. There is a question/prompt field at the top, and a Browse box with which to upload the desired submission.

2. Fill in the question field, where it says 'define prompt'.

Add an instruction for the test-taker to submit work, such as Upload document.

Note: The A icon on the right allows you to bold or italize text, and to insert a picture, shared stimulus, math expression or link into your question.

3. Select the file type expected.

This can be done in the Interaction Properties panel on the right by setting the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) type desired for the submission, if applicable.

If a MIME type is selected, this will allow the candidate to submit files of that particular type (.pdf, .doc, .jpg, etc.)

4. Click the blue Done button. Your File Upload Interaction is now complete.

After this step, you can preview your Interaction using the steps given in the Preview instructions.