Tech Tips Tuesday!

Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Gems

Importing Publisher Test Banks into OAKS

Most major publishers provide digital test banks that can be imported into your OAKS question library and used to create online quizzes and exams.

You will first want to request a Desire2Learn/Brightspace compatible test bank from your publisher representative. (If your publisher rep needs more specific details, tell them it should be an "IMSCP or QTI compatible zipped file" and send them this link:

The video tutorial below will walk you through the simple steps of importing that .zip file into OAKS.

OAKS 10.3 - Quizzes: Importing Quiz Questions

How Do I Remove a Student from My OAKS Classlist?

If you notice an inconsistency between your Banner and OAKS class lists (and it is past the add/drop deadline), click on Request a Student to be Added or Removed from your OAKS Course in the OAKS Requests widget on the homepage (see image to the left).

Printing Student Photo Rosters

Depending on which browser you are using, printing the student photo roster (located in MyCharleston > Banner Self-Service) can be a pain. Sometimes the photos get cut off or only one page will print.

This tutorial explains how to print the photo roster in all four major browsers:

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