Edge Import - Test Load and Feed

The test learning object (LO) is used to create, categorize, and deliver tests to meet your organization's training goals. By creating tests, administrators can evaluate employee's progress, knowledge, and understanding. Tests can be delivered as stand-alone learning objects or can be associated with any variety of learning objects, such as pre-work, post-work, and curricula.

The following provider types are supported for tests: ILT and Online.

When loading a new test learning object, at least one existing Question ID from the portal must be included. This is because the data load needs to replicate the portal logic where each test must have at least one question associated. Additional questions can be loaded using the Test Mapping load.

Starter Guide

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Unique Identifiers

When loading test data, the unique identifier for tests can be provided in the following ways:

  • Test ID - Select this option when you have Test IDs available and want to import new tests or update existing tests.
    • In Custom Reports, the Test ID is displayed as Training ID.
    • Tests created via the user interface will not have a Test ID. To update tests created via the user interface, you must use the system-generated Learning Object ID.
  • Learning Object ID - Select this option only for updating existing tests by Learning Object ID.
    • You can create a custom report to locate the Learning Object ID of each test.

Learning Object Availability Settings

Availability for this learning object type is set using the Learning Object (LO) Availability Load.

Only the following availability related criteria can be loaded using this data load type:

  • Availability: All Users - When this is set to true, it overrides all other availability settings for the learning object.
  • Register Upon Approval
  • Pre-approved
  • Include Subordinates

Thumbnail Images

An optional Thumbnail field is available which allows administrators to apply thumbnail images to training in bulk. If no value is provided for this field, the Default Training Image Preferences are applied. The thumbnail image file must be placed in the Cornerstone FTP location in the following folder: LMS/[TRAINING LOAD TYPE]/Thumbnail. This FTP folder structure should be created it if does not already exist.

To remove a thumbnail image that is already set for a training item, load the training with a blank value for the Thumbnail field and set the configuration to Apply Default Value for blank values. Following the load, the default thumbnail image will be applied based on Default Training Image Preferences.