You may need to attach an asset to your item. You can attach assets that have been pre-loaded into the system. If the file you want to use is not listed, you can upload it to the project. Some assets may require Metadata, if the metadata was not saved with the asset, you are required to add the metadata to the asset when you attach it to the item.

For more information on uploading and accepting assets, refer to Upload an Asset and Accept an Asset respectively.

 

Add an image to the Question Stem or Answer Options

  1. Select the Insert → Asset Manager menu in the Rich Text Editor above the Question Stem or the Answer Options text area to which you wish to attach an asset.
  2. A pop-up window appears allowing you to search images by setting criteria for the file that must be uploaded. Click the Retrieve Assets button to pull up assets already in the system.

    All the assets uploaded for the specific project are displayed as thumbnails. Details of each image asset can be accessed by hovering the mouse pointer over the image.
  3. The image assets displays the Attach  icon for all files that include all the mandatory details attached to them. Click the Attach  icon for the asset you wish to attach to the item.

    You cannot attach assets in a Deleted or Rejected state.

    For the assets that do not have all the mandatory details, an Edit   icon is displayed instead of the Attach  icon.  Click the Edit  icon and a pop-up window opens.

    Enter the Mandatory Metadata and click Save.



  4. Click OK when the file has been attached message appears.

    To view details about an embedded asset, double-click the image to open the details in a pop-up window.

    On this page you can add, edit, and delete comments. When multiple comments have been added, they are listed oldest to newest in alternating colors per row.



  5. Close the Attach Asset pop-up window.

  6. The Write Question page now includes the attached asset in either the Question stem or the answer option.


Modify inserted image

Once you have inserted an image asset into a Rich Text Editor, you can change the height and width of the image. You can also add an image description.

  1. Attach the asset into a Rich Text Editor.
  2. Click on the image. Click the Image Options   context menu button.

    The Insert/edit image pop-up window opens.

    When you first open the Insert/edit image pop-up window, if you do not see the dimensions of the selected image click OK and then open the pop-up again. The Dimensions should now be displayed.

    The Source field lists the asset location.

Modify image height and width

  1. Enter the desired pixel Width of the image in the box on the left.
  2. Click into the box on the right. If Constrain proportions is selected, the Height box on the right is automatically adjusted to stay in proportion to the width.
  3. If you wish to modify the height separate from the width, de-select the Constrain proportions check box and enter the desired pixel Height of the image in the box on the right.
  4. Click OK.
  5. The image size is modified.

Reset the image height and width

  1. Select the image and click the Image Options  context menu button.
  2. Delete the Dimensions for both Width and Height and keep the Constrain proportions option selected.
  3. Click OK. The image goes back to its original size.

Add an image description

The image description field allows you to add alt tags to images to meet accessibility requirements.

  1. Select the image and click the Image Options  context menu button.
  2. Enter the desired text in the Image description field.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select the Tools → Source code menu. The image description is listed as an alt tag in the source code.
  5. Click OK to close the Source code pop-up.

Add an image to a metadata or comment field:

If you want to attach assets to metadata fields, make sure the metadata type is Block Text, as that is the only type that accepts assets.

Add image to metadata field

  1. Click the Metadata accordion gray bar below the item text. 
  2. For Metadata fields (Block Text), click the Add button. 
  3. Select the Insert → Asset Manager menu.

    See sections Rich Text Editor Functions and Insert and Format Tables for details on working with the Rich Text Editor.



  4. Retrieve the asset or Upload the asset in the Attach Asset window.
  5. Add the asset and close the Attach Asset window.
  6. Click Done. The asset is added to the metadata.

Add image to Comment field

  1. Click the Comments accordion gray bar below the item text.
  2. Click the Add Comment button. 
  3. Select the Insert → Asset Manager menu above the text area in the pop-up window that appears.
  4. Follow steps 2 through 6 listed above for attaching assets to items or Answer Options.
  5. Click Save Comment. The asset is added to the Comments field.

 

It is possible to modify the properties of Spreadsheet Material (.xls and .xlsx file format assets) attached to G-Type Case Text via the pop-up window that appears when double-clicking on the attached Spreadsheet Material.

The Maximum rows, Maximum columns, and Frame Height can be modified and saved by clicking the Submit button.

The Maximum rows range is from 1 to 500, Maximum columns range is from 1 to 100, and Frame Height range is from 0 to 9999.

 

Add a audio or video file to the Question Stem or Answer Options

  1. Select the Insert → Asset Manager menu in the Rich Text Editor above the Question Stem or the Answer Options text area to which you wish to attach an asset.
  2. A pop-up window appears allowing you to search images by setting criteria for the file that must be uploaded. Click the Retrieve Assets button to pull up assets already in the system.

    All the assets uploaded for the specific project are displayed as thumbnails. Details of each asset can be accessed by hovering the mouse pointer over the asset.
  3. Click the Attach  icon for any Video or Audio files you want to add to the item.
  4. Click OK when the file has been attached message appears.
  5. The Write Question page now includes the attached audio or video asset in either the Question stem or the answer option.

Add QTI attributes to audio or video assets

You can control the behavior of the audio or video clips using the QTI attributes. Some attributes are automatically configured by default. You must open the Audio/Video Attributes pop-up window to change the default settings.

  1. Click on the audio or video asset and then click the Audio/Video button on the toolbar in the Rich Text Editor.
  2. The Audio/Video Attributes pop-up window opens where you can configure which buttons will be available on the media control panel, and determine how the audio or video file behaves for the candidate.
  3. Select the desired attributes and click OK.