Blackboard: Creating and Deploying a Test


Creating a Test

  1. From the Control Panel, click Course Tools
  2. Click Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  3. Click Tests
  4. Click "Build Test"
  5. Enter a Name for the test with an optional Description and Instructions then click Submit

Course Tools in Control Panel

Tests, Surveys, and Pools in Control Panel


Adding Test Questions

  1. Select Create Question then select a question type from the list
  2. Fill out the Question Text and any answers the question requires
  3. Click Submit
  4. Repeat the steps to add additional questions to the test

Create test question dropdown

Question Types:

  • Calculated Formula
  • Calculated Numeric
  • Either/Or
  • Essay
  • File Response
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Hot Spot
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Matching
  • Multiple Answer
  • Multiple Choice
  • Opinion Scale/Likert
  • Ordering
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Short Answer
  • True/False

Deploying a Test

  1. Select a Content Area (Assignments, Documents, etc.) where the test should be added
  2. Click Assessments
  3. Click Test
  4. Choose the existing test created
  5. Add options to the test such as due date and availability
  6. Click Submit

Select an existing test or create a new test