Objective: Sakai 2.7 Tests and Quizzes supports IMS QTI 1.2 export. Blackboard 9.1SP4 (or later) supports IMS Common Cartridge 1.1 import. Can we export a multiple choice test from Sakai and import it into Blackboard?
Short Answer: YES
Original Quiz in Sakai 2.7
Imported into Blackboard 9.1SP5
Rough details (getting fleshed out):
1. create a simple multiple choice quiz in Sakai 2.7, Tests and Quizzes
2. export quiz as IMS QTI 1.2 format, save it, e.g., exportAssessment.xml
3. create a course in Bb, create a simple multiple choice quiz in Bb 9.1
4. export the course as IMS Common Cartridge 1.x format, e.g., CommonCartridge_COURSEID_DATESTAMP.imscc
Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Courses > Export Common Cartridge
I chose "Export as Common Cartridge 1.0"
this will serve as our IMS Common Cartridge "wrapper"
5. create a folder and unarchive the resulting Bb imscc
6. find the assessment resource in the imsmanifest.xml, e.g.,
identifier="ccres00001" type="imsqti_xmlv1p2/imscc_xmlv1p0/assessment"><file href="ccres00001/ccres00001.xml"/></resource>
7. edit the actual resource file. e.g., ccres00001/ccres00001.xml
8. keep the assessment ident tag (because it's reference in the imsmanifest.xml), replace the title with what you want (e.g., Sakai QTI Test)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<assessment ident="ccres00001" title="Sakai QTI Test">
9. replace everything else with the Sakai exportAssessment.xml body (comment out Sakai's quetestinterop and assessment tags)
10. do a few tag modifications [to be fleshed out, magic here...]
11. zip the files into a new imscc (e.g., my.imscc)
$ zip -r my.imscc ccres00001/ csfiles/ imsmanifest.xml
adding: ccres00001/ (stored 0%)
adding: ccres00001/ccres00001.xml (deflated 92%)
adding: csfiles/ (stored 0%)
adding: csfiles/home_dir/ (stored 0%)
adding: imsmanifest.xml (deflated 58%)
12. As instructor, go into Blackboard > Packages and Utilities > Import Packages/View Logs > Import Package
import the new imscc, select [x] Tests, Surveys, and Pools and submit
13. cross-fingers and hope Blackboard likes your package, you can check the import logs to see a successful import
14. check the resulting quiz (questions, answers, score, etc).