How do I export questions from Cirrus?

There are two different ways to export questions from Cirrus:

Below both methods are described

Via Excel

It is possible to export questions from Cirrus to an Excel file. This is possible for the following question types:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Multiple response questions
  • Either/or questions
  • Order questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Essay questions

Feedback and the marking scheme will not be exported. Media files will be exported and will be transferred to a separate folder in the zip file. Note that the media files are not too big (< 10 MB) and that there are not too many media files.

  • Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to Library.
  • Click on the collection that contains the desired items. You will navigate to the Items tab of the collection.
  1. Select the items you wish to export.
  2. Click Action.
  3. Click Export. 
  4. Click on Excel. You will see a notification saying the download has started. The download will appear at the bottom of the screen.

The maximum of items you can download at once is a hundred. 

Via IMS QTI v 2.1

The following questions can be exported via IMS QTI:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response
  • Order
  • Match
  • Fill in the blank
  • Select from a list
  • Essay questions
  • Either/or
  • File response
  • Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to Library.
  • Click on the collection that contains the desired items. You will navigate to the Items tab of the collection.
  1. Select the items you wish to export.
  2. Click Action.
  3. Click Export. 
  4. Click on IMS QTI v 2.1. You will see a notification saying the download has started. The download will appear at the bottom of the screen.