Week 2, day 1 - Blackboard quizzes and tests

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  • 1. Blackboard Quizzes and Tests Day 6 – Monday, June 9 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • 2. Quizzes and Tests in Blackboard Session Overview Learning Objectives By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:  Create a Test shell in Blackboard  Identify three methods of creating Test questions  Add three or more questions to a Test  Configure and deploy the Test to studentsAcademic Technology Services 2 of 5
  • 3. Quizzes and Tests in Blackboard Session Overview You will learn how to:  Create a Test canvas  Determine the difference between the ~20 types of Test questions in Blackboard  Find installation and configuration information for Respondus  Format and upload an Excel spreadsheet of questions to a Test  Create Pools and question banks  Configure Test settings, including Timers and question randomization  Take a Test as a student  Grade a Test  Reset or Ignore Test attempts  Release Test grades to students at the appropriate time  Review attempts statistics Academic Technology Services 3 of 5
  • 4. Quizzes and Tests in Blackboard Session Overview Why use it?  Blackboard automatically grades multiple-choice, True/False, multiple answer questions (and more), saving you time  You can import publisher test banks, also saving test creation time  Randomization of Test questions and answers can reduce the chances of students cheating  You can use Attempts Statistics to determine which questions were “good” questions and which your students struggled with Academic Technology Services 4 of 5
  • 5. Quizzes and Tests in Blackboard Session Overview A few tips to remember:  Know how to reset a student’s Test attempt in case their browser crashes while attempting the assessment  Importing Test questions via Excel can be tricky the first time around  Creating and deploying tests does take some time to initially set up, but you can easily copy and reuse the tests in future courses Academic Technology Services 5 of 5