How to Create, Manage and Maintain Blackboard Tests

Overview

Using Blackboard Tests, faculty can assess students by creating quizzes, exams or tests that can utilize a variety of question types, include a timer, allow visibility control options, allow additional per-student accommodations to be made, and provide students with feedback and results in a manner that is controlled by the faculty member. This modular tutorial will cover the steps for setting up, deploying and grading a Test on Blackboard.

 

Audience

University Employees

 

Information

This article contains modular tutorials that provide information on how to create a test in Blackboard, including how to:

  • add questions

  • apply test banks and pools

  • make tests available to students 

  • configure test options

  • inform students of a test

  • manage and maintain a test before and during the testing period

  • grade and review the test results

Additionally, the tutorials include several other concepts and provide guidance on how to use these testing tools.

When examining potential testing options, we urge you to consider project-based assessments as an alternative to multiple-choice exams. Project-based assessments can mitigate plagiarism and provide a clearer picture of your student's reflection of knowledge. Projects can be used when designing mid-term and final exams. More information, resources, and ideas for conducting project based assessment can be found here.

Please be advised that there are various ways to create a test on Blackboard. These tutorials are somewhat comprehensive, but do not cover every method in complete detail. We have selected the content below to represent what has been requested most often, and several ways to implement it following industry best practices. 

Click on the video tutorials below to proceed. Additional relevant resources are linked under each video. 

NOTES:

We recommend that you play each video in full-screen if possible - to enable full screen, click the "full screen" icon at the lower right corner of each video.  Videos with a * next to them are fundamental elements of creating a Blackboard Test. Other videos are optional, but may be valuable components for your Test. We strongly recommend watching all videos with *. Closed Captioning is available by clicking the CC button the bottom of each video - this is currently auto-generated, but the subtitles will be finalized and completed before May 8, 2020.

As always, email servicedesk@saintpeters.edu if you have any additional questions on Blackboard Tests.

 

VIDEO A: INTRODUCTION *

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VIDEO B: TEST BANKS

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VIDEO C: SETTING UP PLACEMENT *

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VIDEO D: ADDING QUESTIONS *

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VIDEO E: TYPES OF QUESTIONS *

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VIDEO F: OTHER WAYS TO ADD QUESTIONS

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VIDEO G: USING TEST BANKS

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VIDEO H: POINTS AND EXTRA CREDIT *

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VIDEO I: DEPLOYING AND SETTING TEST OPTIONS *

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VIDEO J: TESTING THE TEST *

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VIDEO K: COPYING YOUR TEST TO ANOTHER SECTION

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VIDEO L: INFORMING STUDENTS OF THE TEST *

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VIDEO M: VIEWING RESULTS AND GRADING THE TEST *

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VIDEO N: MAKING CHANGES AFTER THE TEST HAS STARTED 

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VIDEO O: PROVIDING ADDITIONAL ATTEMPTS TO STUDENTS

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VIDEO P: LOCATING A TEST ON BLACKBOARD

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VIDEO Q: GRADING A TEST SUBMITTED AFTER THE DUE DATE

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WRAP-UP *

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Details

Article ID: 104220
Created
Fri 4/3/20 9:26 AM
Modified
Fri 11/6/20 12:36 PM