If a test is removed after students have taken it, the data will be lost. Instead, once all students have taken the quiz, the Faculty Member can make the test unavailable; this way the data remains in the Grade Center but students do not have access to the test. To make a test unavailable:
Images, files and external links can be added to test questions. This is a 2 part process. First you have to enable the image setting for that exam. To do so, click the Question Settings button on the Test Canvas (the page where you add questions) and place a checkmark next to Add Images, files and external links to questions.
When you create or modify questions, browse for the image file (click the Browse button next to File). Choose Display image within the page from the Action drop down menu. With this option, the image will be embedded right into the question. Or you can choose Create a link to this media file -- in this case Blackboard will not display the image, but will add a link for it that students will be able to click on.
Faculty can combine questions from several tests by adding a new test then selecting questions from existing pools or assessments into the new exam.
Blackboard strongly advises against ANY modifications to the test if the test has already been deployed and taken by students. In fact, here is the warning message that comes up when you try to do that:
This action will edit a Test that has been taken. Only textual changes to existing fields are allowed, for example to correct a typo or reword a confusing question. Be aware that after making changes, existing attempts (Tests that have been taken) will show the new text, not the original text.
Do not change the number of points for a question.
Do not add or delete questions.
Do not add or remove answers or feedback.
Do not change question settings.
Do not change attached files.
Do not change the order of the questions.
If changes are needed, other than textual changes, create a new Test. Any changes other than textual changes to existing fields will invalidate existing Test attempts and could corrupt the entire Test and its Grade Center entries.
If you choose to disregard this warning and go ahead and modify the correct answer, student scores will NOT be updated; and in fact, you may get unpredictable results.
Last Updated: 05/06/2011