There are two ways to create a test (outlined below). One is straightforward, the other more powerful.
► Method 1. Staightforward
► Method 2. More Options
You can also select it under “Tests, Surveys and Pools” under the Course Tools menu on the left side.
This takes you to a selection screen:
Selecting”Test” (Method 1) or “Build Test” (Method 2) will take you to the following screen where you can either create a new test or select a previously constructed test.
You will then give the test a name and provide a description followed by instructions.
After you have entered your information, click “Submit” and a new page will open:
Click on the “Create Question” drop down to select the question type:
You will then be asked to enter information for each question. If you choose “Multiple Choice”, you will provide the question body, correct answer and distractors. You can also change the number of points for each question.
Many instructors find it easier to write their exams in Word and then copy and paste their questions into the text boxes. One other tool offered by CTL is a program called Respondus. We can help you import your Word file directly to Blackboard using this program. The program has its limitations and may require some additional formatting but may be a real time saver.