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Searching Textbook Item Banks

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2018 12:11PM CST
Naiku supports many item file formats, including commonly used textbook publisher formats.  Use the steps below to see if your textbook is available to you.  If you don't see your textbook, contact us and we may be able to turn it on or upload it for you.

Textbook searches are similar to other searches, with a few extra details to help narrow down the large amount of questions available.

Step 1: Create a new assessment and click Search Items in the lower right to search and add items.

Step 2: From the resulting search screen, select the textbook you want from the Item Bank drop down menu, select any other attributes you want, then click search.

The resulting screen shows the Items Found (in this example 1,932 items).  Click on the By Item Attributes tab to further filter your search results if you want.

Step 3: From the By Item Attributes tab, you can filter the search results further by searching for item tags (such as Chapter/Unit) or specific text in the Stem of the question or Answer Choices, or other criteria. In this example, the textbook items are tagged by chapter.  Selecting the search button at the bottom will apply the filters.

After clicking Search the Items Found screen is shown again, now showing the 89 items from Chapter 10 of the textbook.  Click the checkbox to add any items to your test, or click the Num. of Items Desired tab to have the program autobuild the test for you.

When done, exit out of the search items window to go back to your test.  You will see the questions that you have added.

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