How to import "hand-made" Items from .CSV or .XML
I'm looking for a way to bulk-import questions (Items) that have been created using scripts. I can create an .XML Manifest file, pointing to qti.XML files in subdirectories. But what are the rules that govern the identifier="i154103475660736938" numbers? I expect they have to be unique on a TAO system. Is there any numbering structure there? Any sequencing I must follow?
Is there an easier way than creating .XML files with folders and a manifest, such as simply using an .XLS spreadsheet / CSV?
Errors that I have so far include:
No Items could be imported from the given IMS QTI package.
The IMS Manifest file could not be validated
XML error "dom is null and could not be validate".
PS: Importing this way will save me around 8 hours per 100 questions, compared to creating questions manually using the excellent TAO user interface.