How do I export a test or items from Respondus to a file?

You will learn how to publish a question bank or test which you have created in Respondus (or imported into Respondus) as a single (zip) file. This guide will show you how to use two of the most popular file types: Blackboard and QTI.

If you are not publishing directly to TITANium using the Moodle personality, you can export your test items to file as an intermediate step. Then import that file into your LMS.

TITANium recognizes several formats for file upload of test items; however, for exporting from Respondus to a file, you will need to choose the Blackboard format.

Exporting to Blackboard Export ZIP Package

Creating a Blackboard export ZIP package allows the creation of a test item bank.

1. Open Respondus and change the Current Personality to “Blackboard.”

Respondus Start page

2. Open, create or import a Respondus test or question bank.

In this sample, we already have a Respondus question bank we have previously imported, but you can also create questions from scratch, use the Test Bank Network or the Exam Wizard to get started.

Open link selected

3. Select the desired test bank or exam.

Engl 303 for Blackboard is selected

4. Click on Open.

Open button selected

5. Click Preview + Publish.

Preview + Publish button selected

6. Select Publish Wizard.

Publish Wizard selected

7. Select "Save pool to local file for manual uploading".

"Save pool to local file for manual uploading" radio button

8. Click Next.

Next button selected

9. Click Save As…

Publish Wizard Save As textbox

10. Type a file name with no spaces.

File name field selected

11. Click on Save.

Save button selected

12. Click on OK.

Ok button selected

13. Select Test with points.

Test with points radio selected

14. Click on Finish.

Finish button selected

15. Click on OK.

OK selected

You have now created a ZIP file which you can use to import into TITANium for use with the Quiz activity.

Exporting to QTI ZIP Package

The QTI XML ZIP package format can be used to create either a Classic Quiz test item bank or a New Quizzes test item bank in Canvas, not in TITANium.

1. Current Personality set to “IMS QTI”.

Respondus Personality IMS QTI

2. Open, create or import a Respondus test or question bank.

In this sample, we already have a Respondus question bank we have previously imported, but you can also create questions from scratch, use the Test Bank Network or the Exam Wizard to get started.

Open link selected

3. Select the desired test bank or exam.

Engl 303 for QTI is selected

4. Click on Open.

Open button selected

5. Click Preview + Publish.

Preview + Publish button selected

6. Click on Save QTI XML File.

Publish Wizard selected

The defaults are to use Points as percentages 0-100% and QTI XML zip file using IMS Content Packaging 1.13.

Default settings shown

8. Save As.

Save As button selected (2)

9. Type a name for the file without spaces.

File name field selected

10. Click on Save.

Save button selected

11. Click on OK.

OK button selected (3)

Article Summary

You have now learned how to save your Respondus test bank or exam as a file for upload to your course.