Creating a Test

Creating a Test in Original Course View

Screenshot highlighting the process for accessing or building test or quizzes

A test can be created by authoring new questions, using the various built-in question types, reusing existing questions from tests and pools, uploading questions, or importing pools of questions. To create a new Test, access the Tests page by clicking the Tests, Surveys, and Pools link from the Course Tools section of the Control Panel, then selecting Tests on the following page. Tests can be created in the following two ways:

  • Creating a new test: A brand new test can be created via the Build Test link.
  • Importing a test: An existing test can be imported from elsewhere in the system (for example, another course) via the Import Test link. However, it is important to note that that only Test packages that were created by the Blackboard system can be imported.

Note: If students are in the process of taking a test or have already taken a test, then questions cannot be changed. Changing the number of points for a question or the correct answer will regrade the previous attempts.

Creating a Test in Ultra Course View

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On the Course Content page, select the plus sign wherever you want to add a test. You can also expand or create a folder or learning module and add a test. In the menu, select Create to open the Create Item panel and select Test. The New Test page opens.

When you create a test, a gradebook item is created automatically. A test's score consists of the sum total of all the questions' points.

After you post test grades, students can view their scores on their grades pages or in the activity stream. They can also access a test, associated rubrics, their submissions, your feedback, and their grades from the test link on the Course Content page.

Test Features in Ultra Course View

  • Most question types from Original Course View are available
  • Randomize pools of questions so every student receives a unique set of questions
  • Divide tests into multiple pages and randomize questions within those pages
  • Provide a due date and optionally prevent students from starting or submitting the test after the due date
  • Set a time limit and either allow students to work past the timer or have the test automatically saved and submitted when time has elapsed
  • Create accommodation conditions for students once, such as extending time limits or ignoring due dates, which apply to all assessments in the course
  • Automate the timing of assessment results, such as showing the score per question or correct answers
  • Add an access code to prevent students from taking the test without permission
  • Enable SafeAssign to check for plagiarism in student submissions
  • Enable Respondus LockDown Browser or Monitor

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