[LON-CAPA-users] IMS package imports
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:51:10 -0400
Apparently, Respondus also exports CMS-specifically: they offer specific export for ANGEL, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, eCollege, Moodle, and WebCT. The QTI-export in turn also comes in different CMS-flavors (I just watched the movie).
So, if you indeed want to enter the questions using Respondus, but want them in different CMSs, it seems like you want to keep the Respondus files as your "authoritative" version, and export when needed with a certain target in mind.
Having said that, we can likely work with QTI 1.1, we would have to look at the actual export files.
Of course, entering the questions natively in LON-CAPA will allow you to use some more advanced type-setting and question types, like reaction response and the organic molecule editor (which other CMSs don't have).
On Apr 23, 2010, at 1:07 PM, Mills, Douglas G wrote:
> Hi Gerd,
> At this point we're in the planning stages, so that's why ideally I'd like
> to identify a standard that will work with Lon Capa as well as hopefully
> other standards-compliant systems. At this point, we don't have original
> source code yet. One possibility would be to have those doing the data entry
> use Respondus set to the "QTI 1.1+" personality, so I guess I could send a
> sample of that, but I'm not sure that's the way we'd go. My thought was
> rather to set up a web database for the students entering questions to use
> and then when they submit a record (a multiple choice question), wrap it in
> XML conforming to the IMS QTI 2.0 or possibly another version of that
> standard so that the questions are stored in the database ready to be
> imported into Lon Capa or other compliant system. OR with everything clearly
> labeled, they'd be able to be manipulated hopefully for other uses as well.
> That's the sketchy idea at the moment. I will gladly receive redirection!
> Thank you,
> On 4/23/10 11:41 AM, "Gerd Kortemeyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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
>>> Douglas Mills
>>> Director of Instructional Technologies
>>> Department of Chemistry
>>> University of Illinois
>>> (217) 244-5739
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