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> Getting ExamView Content Into Desire2learn
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Posted: May 8 2008, 05:28 PM

The work-around described below works for pre-D2L v.8.3 installations. For version 8.3, only content without images will import successfully.


1. Build or open a test/question bank in ExamView.

2. From the File menu, choose Export, then Blackboard 7.1+. A save dialog will open.

3. Set the location where you want to save the exported file. Enter a filename, and click the Save button. The question content will be saved as a ".zip" file.

4. Complete the dialog options with any entry. These dialog options are not used by Desire2Learn but are required to complete the export process for Blackboard.

5. Click OK to complete the export. The questions and any images (including equations, which are converted to images) are compressed into a zip file.

6. From within your Desire2Learn course, navigate to the Content page.

7. From the list of Administration options in the right-hand area, click the Import Course link.

8. Be sure that the "from a File" radio button is selected then click the Browse button and locate the ExamView-generated zip file.

9. Click the Next button to initiate the import process.

10. Select the Question Library and/or Quiz components to be imported then click the Next button to continue the import process until completed. The imported content will now appear in the Quizzes section.


* Multiple Response questions do not import into D2L and are skipped.

* Point values do not import into D2L. All questions appear in D2L with a 1 pt. value.

* Questions import into D2L with no enumeration (e.g. A, B, C or 1, 2, 3) for answer choices.
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