Note: The work-around described below is intended for Desire2Learn v8.2. When using this process with Desire2Learn v8.3, only content without images will import successfully.
Build or open a test/question bank in ExamView Test Generator.
From the File menu, select Export, then Blackboard 7.1+. A save dialog box will open.
Choose the location where you want to save the exported file. Enter a file name, and select Save. The question content will be saved as a zip file.
Complete the dialog options with any entry. These dialog options are not used by Desire2Learn but are required to complete the export process.
Select OK to complete the export. The questions and any images (including equations, which are converted to images) are compressed into a zip file.
From within your Desire2Learn course, navigate to the Content page.
From the list of Administration options in the right-hand area, select the Import Course link.
Be sure that the from a File radio button is selected, then click the Browse button and locate the ExamView-generated zip file.
Select the Next button to initiate the import process.
Choose the Question Library and/or Quiz components to be imported and then select the Next button to continue the import process. The imported content will now appear in the Quizzes section.
Known issues with this workaround: multiple response questions do not import into Desire2Learn and are skipped, point values for questions do not import into Desire2Learn and are given a 1 pt. value, and questions import into Desire2Learn with no enumeration (e.g. A, B, C or 1, 2, 3) for answer choices.