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Exporting and Importing Tests

You may wish to reuse an existing test you have already created in one course inside of a different course. This process involves Exporting the test from one course and then Importing it into a different course.

Note: This same process can be replicated to export/import Test Pools. Instead of clicking “Tests” in Step 2, click “Pools”.

Export a Test

  1. Enter the course in which the test is located. From the Control Panel, in the “Course Tools” area, click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. Click Tests.
a screenshot of the Course Tools drop down menu with Tests, Survey, and Pools selected and the Tests button highlighted  

3. Locate the Test you would like to reuse and then click the Action Link to the right of the title.

4. Select Export to Local Computer.

a screenshot of the Test Action drop down menu and the Export to Local Computer command highlighted  

5. Once the file downloads, choose a location to save the file. Depending on your browser, you may need to click Save, Save File or Save As.

6. The saved file is the file you will import into the second course.

a screenshot of the Save or Save As dialog box  

Import a Test

Next, you must import the zip file into the course in which you wish to reuse the test. Return to the My Courses tab at the top of your screen.

  1. Enter the course in which you wish to reuse the test. Go to the Control Panel, click Course Tools area, and select Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. Click Tests.
  3. Click the Import Test button.
a screenshot of the Import Test button  

4. Click Browse My Computer, select the appropriate file, and click Open.

5. Click Submit.

a screenshot of the Browse My Computer button and the Browse pop up dialog box with the Open button selected  

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