In the 'Site Menu' on the left side of the module page, you will find a section at the bottom called the ‘Control Panel’, within it you will find the ‘Site Tools'.
Click on Site Tools and in the drop-down list you will find ‘Tests, Surveys and Pools’.
To set up a Blackboard Test select ‘Tests’,
Click on ‘Build Test’
The first screen gives the Name and Information related to the test.
In the ‘Name’ box give the title of the test
In the ‘Description’ box below, give a Description of what the Test is.
Below that box is the ‘Instructions’ box where you give instructions to the students on what to do in the test; how many questions there are, how much time they have to take the test, how to answer the questions, etc.
Then press the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the page.
That is the ‘Test Canvas’ set up. The Test Canvas lets you add, edit and reorder questions, as well as review a test
You can now add questions to the Test canvas
Select the ‘Create Questions’ drop-down box, where you will find the range of ‘Question Types’.
Select the type of question you want to create. You can add any of the question types to a single test; from 'Calculated Formula' to 'True/False'.
Once you have written a question and want to save it you go to the bottom and you will find that there is a ‘Cancel’ button and a ‘Submit’ button, There is also a ‘Submit and Create Another’ button which will save the question you have just created, then take you on to another page to set up another Question of the Same Type.
Once you have finished building your questions, you are taken back to the Test Canvas where you can select to change the points allocated to each question or select 'all' and give them all the same points by adding the points to the 'Points' box and pressing the 'Update' button.
You can also delete some questions from the Test canvas by selecting the box to the left of the Question titles and press the 'Delete' button at the top left or bottom left of the list of questions.
To finish editing press the 'OK' button at the bottom right of the test canvas.
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