Test Banks Instructor Help Notes

Test banks accompany our college texts and are provided in several formats, including Word Documents, ExamView files, and ZIP files formatted for various course management systems. ExamView is test generator software that often your school will already have copies of for your use.

In what formats are Norton test banks available?

Test banks are provided in several formats, including Word Documents, ExamView files, and ZIP files formatted for various course management systems. ExamView is test generator software that may be available with your text; often, your school will already have copies of this software for your use.

When requested, we may also be able to produce test banks for other course management systems. As an alternative to using a test bank, or if one is not available for your text, you may import the coursepack and select to install just the quizzes and test banks.

See Norton’s ExamView video tutorials on YouTube: ExamView Tutorials with W. W. Norton.

How do I import a Norton test bank into Moodle?

How do I import a test bank into Moodle v2.1+ ?

  1. In most cases the Moodle coursepack file includes the test banks along with the other chapter-by-chapter learning activities and quizzes. No additional test bank file is needed.
  2. If you want only the test banks, and none of the chapter content, use this process:
    • Download the Blackboard 6-7 test banks listed on the instructor resource page for your text.
    • Import to Moodle using the IMPORT tool located in the Administration Block > Question Bank > Import.
      1. Click on "Import"
      2. Select "Blackboard"
      3. Choose the test bank file
      4. Click "Import" button

How do I use Norton test banks in Desire2Learn?

If you are using the coursepack, the test banks may already be available in your Question Library.

If you are not using the coursepack, you may still upload the D2L coursepack file and select just the Question Library during the installation process.

To use just the test bank in D2L:

  1. Navigate to your instructor resource page and download the zip file: Test Bank, Blackboard 7.1-9, or if available, the file: Test Bank, Desire2Learn.
  2. Leave the test bank file zipped.
  3. Import to your course using the coursepack installation instructions. 

For coursepack installation instructions, see: How do I install a Desire2Learn coursepack?

How do I use Norton test banks in Canvas?

If you are not using the Canvas, IMS file (the full coursepack) in your course shell, you may still upload the Canvas, IMS file. When prompted to select which content to import, check the quizzes and testbanks. Press submit.

See How do I install a Canvas coursepack?

How do I use Norton test banks in Blackboard?

Download a testbank to your computer from the instructor resource page for your text.

  1. Do not unzip the archive on your local disk.
  2. Log into your CMS and then go to your course.
  3. Go to Control Panel.
  4. Go to Pool Manager.
  5. Choose Import.
  6. Use Browse to select the downloaded testbank zip archive.
  7. Press Submit and allow the import procedure to complete.
  8. Once the testbank files have imported into the Pool Manager, they can be used to create quizzes and exams in the Test Manager function.

To modify chapter quiz settings in Blackboard, see the video How to Modify Quiz Deployment Settings in Blackboard.

Need help installing ExamView software with Norton test banks?

INSTALL EXAMVIEW
Once you've downloaded the ExamView package or you have the ExamView installer CD-ROM, you'll need to install the software. Do this by clicking on the SETUP ICON in the software folder.

Please see the short video: http://screencast.com/t/ERKD1VbO1fF

Once you have installed it on your computer, you should then see in your PROGRAMS queue, three new icons, for the Import Utility, Test Generator, and Test Manager (Windows platform) or on in your Applications directory Macintosh HD\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView (Mac platform).

FIND YOUR TEST BANKS
The newer ExamView software installs to a new directory, and the test banks may not appear in your default location if you have a previous version installed.

How to find your new test banks:

  • Once you have downloaded the software, unzip the parent folder. Then, click on the SETUP icon, and the software will install.
  • On a PC, the new path will be C:\Program Files (x86)\eInstruction\ExamView . Test banks for your current text will be found in a folder in this location.
  • On a MAC, the new path will be Macintosh HD\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView . Test banks for your current text will be found in a folder in this location.

SET DEFAULT LOCATION
If you have a previously installed an earlier version of EXAMVIEW you will need to change the default test banks directory in the ExamView software Preferences.

To change these settings; start the ExamView Test Generator.

  • Then go to Edit → Preferences, and choose the Files TAB.
  • Update the default question banks directory to reflect the new install directory.
  • Do the same for Tests directory and Online (LAN) Tests directory if you need.
  • Remember to click SAVE AS DEFAULT before closing the application window.

Windows locations:

Mac locations:

I've updated to ExamView 8.1-9.1; where are the test bank files?

Previous versions of the ExamView Assessment Suite software installed in the root of your hard drive. ExamView version 8.1-9.1 has been updated to install into a new standard location;

PC: C:\Program Files (x86)\eInstruction\ExamView
MAC: Macintosh HD\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView

Thus, if you have an earlier version of ExamView on your computer and you install ExamView version 8.1-9.1, the ExamView application and test bank files will install to a different location than your previous titles. The following instructions will guide you on how to move your old files to the new location.

MOVING DATA FILES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF EXAMVIEW INTO EXAMVIEW VERSION 8.1-9.1

Step 1. Locate your bank files in the earlier version of ExamView on your hard drive.

PC: C:\ExamView\Banks
MAC: Macintosh HD\ExamView Pro\Banks

Note that the path could be different than above if the default install path was not used.

Step 2. Move your banks from the earlier version of ExamView to ExamView version 8.1-9.1.

Highlight the folders containing the banks you want to move and cut them. Go to the Banks folder in ExamView 8.1-9.1.

PC: C:\Program Files (x86)\eInstruction\ExamView\Banks
MAC: Macintosh HD\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView\Banks

Paste the folders with the banks into the Banks folder.

Step 3. Move your tests and classes from the earlier version of ExamView to ExamView version 8.1-9.1.

If your title includes tests as well as banks, return to the location of the earlier version of ExamView on your hard drive.

Open the Tests folder, highlight the files you want to move, and cut them.
Go to the Tests folder in ExamView 8.1-9.1.

PC: C:\Program Files (x86)\eInstruction ExamView\Tests
MAC: Macintosh HD\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView\Tests

Paste the files into the Tests folder.
If class rosters have been created, repeat this process for the Classes folder.

Step 4. Reset the default locations for opening and saving banks and tests.

Open the ExamView Test Generator, go to the Edit menu, and choose Preferences.
Choose the Files tab and use the folder icons on the right to set your defaults to the proper locations.

Windows locations:

Mac locations:

ExamView Texas SLO Test Bank and STA Field

In order to view the Texas Student Learning Outcome for each question, your copy of ExamView software must be registered in Texas.

To check or change the registration state, go to Edit > Preferences > General > then make sure the State/Region is set to TX.

  1. Edit → Preferences
  2. General → Change State/Region to TX.
  3. Click on "OK"
  4. You should now see the STA: field in the test bank

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