Tutall_Stafford
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QTI 2.1 files not able to import into Item Banks, is anyone else having this issue?

We are having an issue with importing QTI 2.1 files with linked (or any for that matter) images into item banks in new quizzes.

  • Before 11/9/22 we were able to successfully import QTI 2.1 files into a Canvas Item Bank.
  • Post 11/9/22 we are not able to do this, and have tried to repeat this process with files we previously have been able to make item banks from.
  • The QTI will import, BUT ALL IMAGE LINKS ARE BROKEN, and in some cases the question formats have changed from MC or whatever to all Essay Item Types.
  • NOTE that existing Item Banks created from imported QTI files are NOT affected.
  • This is also starting to occur when we try to Migrate some Classic to New Quizzes (depending on which domain the images are sourced from).

FYI we have already attempted/noticed:

Attempted:

  • Importing from 2 different 3rd party sources of QTI files.
  • Tried exporting a Classic Quiz and importing those QTI's, which has produced the same issue.
  • We have used some QTI files which external image links (to a repository) as well as internal links (images hosted inside our Canvas instance), with the same results.
  • Just in case something has changed, we tried importing a variety of other file type.

Noticed:

  • Working Item Bank image imported from a QTI file- Links out correctly to where the image is hosted.
  • Post 11/9/22 SAME image from an imported QTI file imported and/or migrated NOW has a new path created within our domain before where its sourced from. See example below.

Original file which now does NOT work: https://mychesterfieldschools.quiz-lti-iad-prod.instructure.com/system/lms-exports/v3b6gxyjqtk1/55rx...

Similar file which does work: https://d1pnjt1bpkokz0.cloudfront.net/system/lms-exports/v3b6gxyjqtk1/pm6h6a6j/qti21/image_3.png?t=1...

Notice in the top link, the division name has now been added to the link (bold in red). Again its like Canvas is trying to store it somewhere, and then link out to where it sources from, rather than preserve the original link.

This is very distressing for a large division as we are attempting to build up a large vetted item bank repository, and are currently unable to proceed.

  • Does anyone have any work-arounds for this issue, or know when it will be fixed?
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Reed8W
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There was able to download the QTI file you supplied. When I imported them into an Item bank, it seems that it brought over the name of the bank called EOT Exam Pool 1. but none of the questions came over with it. Kantime Healthcare Software

I also tried to do a regular QTI zip file import and it did not bring the questions over with it at all.

If I were to guess, it might be an issue with the file or the content setup within the file when it was exported. Was this zip file supplied by a publisher? They might have specific instructions on how to export the ZIP file for use in Canvas.

Hopefully this helps!

Thanks,

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Ben69
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@Tutall_Staffordwrote: MyWaffleHouse

We are having an issue with importing QTI 2.1 files with linked (or any for that matter) images into item banks in new quizzes.

  • Before 11/9/22 we were able to successfully import QTI 2.1 files into a Canvas Item Bank.
  • Post 11/9/22 we are not able to do this, and have tried to repeat this process with files we previously have been able to make item banks from.
  • The QTI will import, BUT ALL IMAGE LINKS ARE BROKEN, and in some cases the question formats have changed from MC or whatever to all Essay Item Types.
  • NOTE that existing Item Banks created from imported QTI files are NOT affected.
  • This is also starting to occur when we try to Migrate some Classic to New Quizzes (depending on which domain the images are sourced from).

FYI we have already attempted/noticed:

Attempted:

  • Importing from 2 different 3rd party sources of QTI files.
  • Tried exporting a Classic Quiz and importing those QTI's, which has produced the same issue.
  • We have used some QTI files which external image links (to a repository) as well as internal links (images hosted inside our Canvas instance), with the same results.
  • Just in case something has changed, we tried importing a variety of other file type.

Noticed:

  • Working Item Bank image imported from a QTI file- Links out correctly to where the image is hosted.
  • Post 11/9/22 SAME image from an imported QTI file imported and/or migrated NOW has a new path created within our domain before where its sourced from. See example below.

Original file which now does NOT work: https://mychesterfieldschools.quiz-lti-iad-prod.instructure.com/system/lms-exports/v3b6gxyjqtk1/55rx...

Similar file which does work: https://d1pnjt1bpkokz0.cloudfront.net/system/lms-exports/v3b6gxyjqtk1/pm6h6a6j/qti21/image_3.png?t=1...

Notice in the top link, the division name has now been added to the link (bold in red). Again its like Canvas is trying to store it somewhere, and then link out to where it sources from, rather than preserve the original link.

This is very distressing for a large division as we are attempting to build up a large vetted item bank repository, and are currently unable to proceed.

  • Does anyone have any work-arounds for this issue, or know when it will be fixed?

Click QTI to download the export. Next, login to Moodle and open any course in your account. Click Import under Question bank. For File format, select Blackboard.

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@Ben69 ...

Unfortunately, I do not believe your instructions pertain to the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System). You refer to Moodle (another LMS), and this Community website is for those who use Canvas as their main LMS. I hope this helps to clarify things.