Importing and exporting content

Last modified: 2017-02-28 13:46:47 +0100

You can easily import and export content in the content libraries by using the import and export function in aNewSpring. Read more about this in this article.


Where can I import and export content?

Go to the tab Content and click on More. Then choose Import or Export from the drop-down menu.

Another way to import and export content is clicking on the Manage option when in the Content tab. Next, choose Import or Export.



Exporting

The questions that are developed in aNewSpring can be exported as IMS-QTI standard, so other aNewSpring environments and other LMS that support this can import the questions. The content parts are being exported in HTML. The export will be saved in a zip file on your computer.


Importing

You are able to choose from several options when importing content. These are listed below.


Interal content

Content that you exported from another content library in aNewSpring can be imported in another content library by ticking the Internal content option.

External content

Content that has been made in another LMS can be imported in aNewSpring. This can be one of the following formats:

  • Zip: HTML files with accompanying files.
  • XML: IMS-QTI-questions with incorrect file paths.
  • HTML: Content parts with incorrect file paths.

The file paths will be generated automatically when imported in aNewSpring.

Supplemental files

Loose files you want to use in questions or content parts can be uploaded via this option. When you import supplemental files you have to choose whether you want to use them in content parts or questions, because the files are being saved in different folders on the server. When checking the box, you will be able to choose one of these options.

Import supplemental files all at once

It is possible to import all the supplemental files all at once in aNewSpring.
The way you can import multiple files is different in questions and content parts.

  • Content parts:
    Create a folder with the exactly named 'content'. Next, put all the (downloadable) files you want to use in the content parts into this folder (for example images and pdf's).
  • Questions:
    For questions you can only import images and sounds. Create a different folder for images exactly named 'images' (only .png, .jpg and .gif). For sounds you'll need to create a folder exactly named 'sounds' (only .mp3).
  • Put all folders in a ZIP file and import as Internal content.

To keep an overview you can create a folder structure within the content, images and sounds folders.

SCORM 1.2 package (ZIP)

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a certain standard which makes it possible to measure and exchange data between different learning systems. Read more about how to import SCORM and and adding SCORM to a template.

Certificate (PDF)

aNewSpring offers the possibility to provide learners with certificates. Read more about it in this article: 'Create activity: Certificate'.


Pay attention

Spaces in file names. When there are spaces in file names there is a chance that the image can't be recognized in the system. Preferably replace these spaces by an underscore "_".

Special characters in file names. For example &, ?, :, ;, |, \, /, <, >, #. In most cases the system does not accept these characters for file names and would often give an error. Just to be sure, please check if your file name contains any special characters before importing them.

Flash files are no longer supported by iOS devices (iPad, iPhone etc.). Possibly, Flash doesn't work properly on other systems as well. We recommend not to use Flash if possible.

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