Adding source material to an item

NOTE: You can add a maximum of ten pieces of source material to an item.

You can add source material to items in Item Authoring. Source material are files that candidates need to refer to when answering a question. Source material is added to the question stem and is not visible until candidates select a button. You can use the following media as source material:

WARNING: MP4 files added as source material are currently unsupported in standard (HTML) SecureClient, pending a bug fix. MP4 files added as source material can be opened using a supported external application in tests using web delivery.
IMPORTANT: It is possible to create complex HTML packages containing a range of custom content, some of which might not be fully supported in the test driver. For guidance on how to create and deliver HTML packages, contact your Account Manager.

This article explains how to add source material to an item in Item Authoring.

In this article

1. Go to your item’s Edit screen

Select an item in your subject to open it and go to the Edit screen.

2. Open the question stem’s Additional Options

Select Additional Options next to the question stem to open the Additional Options menu.

Select Add Source Material to open the Select Media dialog.

3. Choose your source material

Choose your source material in the Select Media dialog. You can select multiple files at the same time.

You can upload new source material at this point using Import or Import Shared Resource . For more information, read Importing files to the media library.

You can also create new source material using Create Source Material . For more information, read Creating HTML source material and Creating URL source material.

When you have chosen your media files, select Add media to item.

4. Name the source material

By default, source material inherits the media file’s name. This is visible to candidates. Enter text in the entry field to change the source material’s name.

NOTE: This does not affect the media file's name in the media library.