From Eloy Lafuente (stronk7 at moodle.org) Sunday, 2 July 2006, 05:22 PM:
Adding some more peoples here as I'm far away from the BB conversion stuff...
From Wen Hao Chuang (wh_chuang at yahoo.com) Saturday, 29 July 2006, 06:36 AM:
I noticed that in Moodle 1.6 there is now officially a quiz importing tool that support Blackboard 6.x., however this tool (in the questions module) is NOT working, please see this thread for more details. If possible please fix this problem ASAP as we will be converting a lot of Blackboard courses to Moodle in the near future, (same with other universities). thanks!
From Howard Miller (howard.miller at udcf.gla.ac.uk) Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 10:32 PM:
Yes I am aware that be BB6+ import is, shall we say, sub-optimal. Just to confuse things, it seemed to work fine for the limited test cases that I originally had for it but it is clearly unreliable in general. I have been doing some work on this, but not having access to a blackboard installation I am working blind.
There has been quite of lot of people having problems with this, it does need some resource throwing at it but it really does need someone with more BB experience than me.
Again, it would help immensely if you could post some of the files that you are having trouble with. Not too many questions though
From Eloy Lafuente (stronk7 at moodle.org) Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 03:12 AM:
Hi Howard, is it ok if I assign you this and others BB issues. I've been accumulating them in the bugs system without being really sure what to do with them.
From Eloy Lafuente (stronk7 at moodle.org) Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 03:13 AM:
or, else, do you know the guy I should communicate all this stuff?
From Howard Miller (howard.miller at udcf.gla.ac.uk) Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 03:38 AM:
Got it - any any others you have. It might be getting pulled out though, if nobody objects. The original developer is MIA, and I don't really have the resources to do a proper job with it.
Can somebody get me access to a BB system, where I can create my own export files?
From Wen Hao Chuang (wh_chuang at yahoo.com) Monday, 14 August 2006, 12:07 AM:
Howard, I could create an BB 6.2 account for you. Please contact with me at enwen at sfsu dot edu (or) whchuang at gmail dot com
Actually for the quiz importing tool, my team has fixed most of the problems (T/F, multiple questions, multiple answers, and fill-in-the-blanks, and essay question types are now working). We will post the codes to here later..
From Howard Miller (howard.miller at udcf.gla.ac.uk) Monday, 14 August 2006, 02:26 AM:
If you have got it all sorted - great! Please post the code asap, and we'll get it into 1.6.2.
Have you tested with as many of the example BB files that you will find in the bug tracker and the forums as possible? This is were I came unstuck, some work perfectly and others completely break. Did the format change (again) after BB6 was released?