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Using the ONYX Editor, you can create questions, tests, or surveys. For ease of management, you can also organise your content into folders. All content visible to you will be listed in the Test resources tab, where you can also create new content.

Create content in the question bank

Start by creating single questions. On the basis of a set of single questions, you can then easily combine multiple test scenarios.

Content


Create content

  1. Go to the Test resources tab.
  2. Click on New folder, New test, New question, or New survey in the upper part of the page.
  3. Assign a title, select a question type (only for questions), and confirm the dialogue with OK. The content will then open in a new tab.

Import content

You can import existing test and question data to the ONYX Testsuite.

The question formats supported are IMS QTI 2.1 (ONYX), 2.0 and various IMS QTI 1.2 variants (including OLAT, Blackboard, WebCT). In addition, you can also import question content that is available as a CSV file or questions from other directly linked ONYX repositories.

Start the import for all three variants as follows:

1

Open the Test resources tab. Then click on Import content in the upper part of the page.

Test resources view with the Import function button

2

This will open the Import content dialogue. Here you can choose whether to upload resources from your hard disk or import resources from another repository.

Import dialogue

Upload resources from your hard disk

This function allows you to import tests, surveys, and questions that are available in the file formats .zip, .xml, or .csv.

For instructions on how to prepare a CSV table, see the section Import questions via CSV file.

1

Click on Browse to select the desired file on your computer.

Import dialogue

2

Then click on Upload to start the import. If the import was successful, a success message will be displayed. If problems occur during the import, you will also receive a corresponding notification.

Import dialogue functions

3

To import another resource, use the Browse button again and repeat the steps.

4

Once all the desired imports have been completed, close the dialogue by clicking on the Close X button in the top right corner.

5

The dialogue is closed, and the added resources will become visible in the summary table.

Imported file in the question bank

Import resources from another repository

If you use multiple repositories in the ONYX Editor, you can also import content from another repository to your current one.

1

Under Select repo, you can select the repository from which you wish to import content.

Import resources from a repository

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Below, you will then see the structure of the selected repository, which allows you to select multiple resources at once. You will also be provided with an overview of the metadata of the selected resources.

3

Use Import to add the resources to your repository.


Import questions via CSV file

As described in the Upload resources from hard disk section, you can import questions to the ONYX Editor using a CSV table. This also makes it possible to streamline the question creation process.

The CSV import is available for the following question types:

  • Choice interaction (single choice)
  • Choice interaction (multiple choice)
  • Extended text interaction

File template (October 2020):

1

Download the file template. Open the file on your device and fill it with your question content. Use the example entries as a guide and save your changes.

Excerpt from the example CSV file template

2

Switch to the ONYX question bank. Then click on Import content in the upper part of the page.

Test resources view with the Import function button

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This will open the Upload resources from hard disk area, and you can select the saved CSV file by clicking on Browse.

When uploading files, make sure to select the correct text encoding from the Encoding list box. If you select the wrong encoding, umlauts or other special characters will not be displayed correctly after the import.

Import dialogue

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Click on Upload. After, the file will be checked, and the questions contained in it will be created. If the import was successful, a success message will be displayed. If problems occur during the import, you will receive a corresponding notification.

Import success message

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Once all the desired imports have been completed, close the dialogue by clicking on the Close X button in the top right corner.

Imported example questions in the question bank

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The dialogue is closed, and the added resources will become visible in the summary table.