This page contains the following topics:
Create a Test Instructions (pdf) Full instructions for creating a test directly in a content area of your Bb course, and setting the test options.
Create a Questions Pool (pdf) A question pool is a like a test bank -- it is a set of test questions. These questions can be added to a Bb Test. (See Re-Use Question)
Create a Test Video (video demonstrates how to create a test from within the Tests/Surveys/Pools area of the Control Panel..this method has a few more steps than the one shown above)
Reuse Questions from other Tests or Question Pools:
Add a Random Block Question to the Test (video) -- Bb will randomly select a specific number of questions from a Question Pool.
Build a Question Pool: A Pool is a set of questions (test bank) you can reuse on any test.
If you would like to use Respondus to build a test off-line log on to Bb, find the Organizations Catalog on your My MSU Blackboard screen, and search for an organization called Respondus. Once you enroll in and enter the Respondus ORG, you will find the Respondus software and full instructions there. Respondus will allow you to create a test in any of the following ways:
Find your test in one of your content areas.
Hover your mouse over the title of the test and click the drop arrow
Select Edit from the menu.
Make any changes to your testy
Click OK when finished.
Password Protecting a Test:
You may want to set a password on a test if a student(s) must take the test after the test period is officially closed. To set a password for the test:
Make sure you tell the student the password.
You can view a list of all tests within your course. Some may have been copied from a previous semester but have never been added to a content area.
Grade Center Functions
Clear a Student's Test Attempt: Clear Attempt
Re-Grade: change an answer item after student have submitted a test.
Item analysis provides statistics on overall test performance and individual test questions. This data helps you recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance. You can use this information to improve questions for future test administrations or to adjust credit on current attempts. Click here for details
To create a survey, select the "survey" link rather than the test link from the "Create Assessment" menu.
Surveys share the same question types as tests. Use the instructions for test question types to set up your survey questions.
Use the same process to add questions and make the survey available as you would for tests.