[LON-CAPA-users] IMS package imports

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:41:31 -0400


The reason that the IMS Import is CMS-dependent is that the standard is not really implemented well in most any CMS. What you get from each one of them is some sort of strange "dialect" with extensions, etc.

The standards all sound great, but once reality kicks in ...

... what system are you porting from? Can you send me examples of original source code?

- Gerd.

On Apr 23, 2010, at 11:43 AM, Mills, Douglas G wrote:

> HI All,
> We’re looking at creating a testbank of old exam questions and are trying to think through best case scenario for usability of these questions going forward. One strong use case would be bringing them into Lon Capa. I see that Lon Capa has the ability to “Import IMS package” but in the dialogue that opens the options given are based on CMS used to create the package. In  our case, we’d likely be looking at generating these ourselves to conform to one of the IMS QTI standards (1.1 can apparently be generated by Respondus, so that might be a possibility; 2.0 is the current final QTI version).  Has anyone done work along these lines or otherwise able to offer recommendations/suggestions? It does occur to me that I could hope that one of the four CMS Import options offered in Lon Capa corresponds to an IMS standard but thought I’d ask for experiences and recommendations here. Thank you,
> Doug
> Douglas Mills
> Director of Instructional Technologies
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Illinois
> dmills@illinois.edu
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