Create a Test in Blackboard Ultra Course View
The Test tool allows instructors to create, assign, and grade assessments with multiple questions such as a quiz or exam in Blackboard.
Blackboard Exam Grade Center Column Created
When an instructor creates a Blackboard exam, a column for that exam is automatically created in the Grade Center. Some of the questions types are automatically graded for instructors. Short answer and essay question types must be manually graded.
Add a Test
On the Course Content page, select the plus sign wherever you want to add a test. In the menu, select Create to open the Create Item panel and select Test. The New Test page opens.
Enter a descriptive title for the test. If you do not enter a title, it will default to "New Test" + the date the test was created.
Select the plus sign to open the menu and make a selection. You can select to add a question type, a question pool or reuse questions from existing assessments. Select add text to add instructions and other information for the test. You can add a page break to create sections within an assessment or group related questions. Note that page breaks won't work if you select to display one question at a time or randomize questions. You can learn more about the different test question types available in Ultra Course View here.
- You cannot enable parallel grading on a test with questions.
- If you choose to activate ‘Display one question at a time’ or ‘Question randomization’ all pages will be merged and as such, the page breaks will be removed.
Add test question and answers
Check the box next to the correct answer (if required). If you want to reorder the answers after you have entered them, use the opposing arrows to the right of the answer text field to move the answer up or down. The automated Feedback slider is defaulted to off. If you wish to add feedback, click on the slider and it will open the feedback panel where you can enter your feedback. Enter the points possible for each question in the grade pill.
Add additional content. Once you've added a question to a test, you can allow students to add additional content. Additional content could be such things as text or supporting files. By default, this feature is turned on for your test. Toggle this feature off if you don't want students to add additional content.
To add another question to the test, Select the plus sign to open the menu and make a selection.
Show or hide the test
By default, the item is Hidden From Students. If you wish to make it available, select Visible to Students from the drop down menu found in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Alternatively, you can set release conditions for the test by selecting Release Conditions.
When you have added all your test questions, select the to open the test settings.
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