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Uploading Tests (or Test Pools) in Blackboard Using ExcelUploading questions in Blackboard’s Test Manager offers a faster way to create a test orsurvey than entering questions one at a time. Additionally, you will have a backup copy ofyour test giving you an easy way to add new questions or edit existing ones as the classchanges term to term
The following instructions explain how to upload test questions (or Test Pools) usingMicrosoft Excel. These instructions will work on either a Mac or PC
Step one: Create the test file in Excel. Enter the following for each question inseparate columns: A. In column A, enter the question type (see legend below) B. In column B enter the question C. In columns C and beyond, enter responses (see example below)
1. True/False questions: enter the correct response 2. Essay questions: Leave column C blank 3. Multiple choice / multiple answer questions: enter choices in separate columns with either correct or incorrect in the adjacent column of each choice 4. Ordering and matching questions: enter answers in the correct order; Blackboard will scramble them for you Legend: TF = True or False ESS = Essay question MC = Multiple Choice MA = Multiple Answers ORD = Ordering MAT = Matching FIB = Fill in the blankStep 2: Save the file as a Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt). Excel will warn you about losingfeatures using this format. Click “Yes” to confirm this selection. (Remember where you savethe file!) Step 3: Select how you want to upload the file, as a test or as a test pool Log into Blackboard, open your course, and navigate to the Control panel
A. To upload the file as a test . .
A. Click on Course Tools B. Click on Tests, Surveys, and Pools C. Click on Tests D. Click Build Test, enter the test name with description and instructions, click Submit, and the Test Canvas will open E. Click the Upload Questions button F. Browse to the location where you saved the test, click Open G. Enter the points to assign each question and click Submit B. To upload the file as a test pool . .
A. Click on Course Tools B. Click on Tests, Surveys, and Pools C. Click on Pools D. Click Build Pool, enter the test name with description and instructions, click Submit, and the Test Canvas will open E. Click the Upload Questions button F. Browse to the location where you saved the test, click Open G. Enter the points to assign each question and click SubmitAbout test poolsTest Questions can be added into Pools so they can be stored for repeated use. Pools actlike repositories for sets of questions. Pools can be imported and exported for reuse
Questions in Pools are linked to Tests or Surveys when they are added to theseassessments; Pool questions are only presented to Students when they are included in aTest or Survey
For example, suppose you have 50 questions related to a certain learning unit, but onlywant to use five on a quiz. By setting up the quiz to draw five questions from a poolBlackboard will select five random questions to present during the quiz. This feature meansstudents will see a different quiz each time it launches
If the uploaded test questions were formatted correctly the upload will be successful
Microsoft Excel. These instructions will work on either a Mac or PC. Step one: Create the test file in Excel. Enter the following for each question in separate columns: A. In column A, enter the …
Log into Blackboard, open your course, and navigate to the Control panel. To upload the file as a test... Click on Course Tools Click on Tests, Surveys, and Pools
You can also import test banks and question pools from your textbook publisher. Check your specific publisher's website for instructions on how to export and save the questions in a format that is compatible for import into Blackboard Learn.
You export tests, surveys, and pools as ZIP files that you or other instructors can import into other courses. You can also import test banks and question pools from your textbook publisher.
If you are not comfortable with take-home exams, you should not be using Blackboard for assessments. Some of these steps are similar to routine test creation; we will focus on the differences. On the Test Canvas page, click the Reuse Question drop-down list on the Action Bar.