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Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys

Instructors use Assessments to test student knowledge, measure student progress and gather information from students. There are three types of Assessments: Tests, Surveys and Self and Peer Assessments.

Tests and Quizzes are created to check the knowledge and skill level of users enrolled in the course. Testspermit the instructor to assign point values to each question on exams or quizzes. When a student completes a test, it is submitted for grading. The results are recorded in the Grade Center.

Surveys are useful for polling purposes, evaluations and random checks of knowledge. They function in the same way as tests and offer most of the same options. Questions on surveys are not assigned a point value. Surveys are not graded. Another key difference between surveys and tests is that survey results are collated (meaning results from individual students can't be determined) while test results can be viewed both collated and individually. Results for both can be downloaded.

Self and peer assessments are created using a separate tool in Blackboard. Read more about this tool.