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Blackboard 9.1 - Building Tests 101

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Slides prepared for the description and discussion of creating Tests in Blackboard Learn version 9.1.

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Blackboard 9.1 - Building Tests 101

  1. 1. Building Tests 101 Basic concepts behind Blackboard Tests and Surveys
  2. 2. Tests vs. Surveys Tests Surveys • Test taker known • Each response is individually gradable • Each question has a “correct” answer • Survey responder Anonymous • Results are aggregate only • Opinion responses
  3. 3. Lifecycle of a Test From start to finish, making a basic test.
  4. 4. Test Lifecycle Create Empty Test Populate Test with Questions Proof Questions Deploy Test Students Take Test Grade Test Attempts Evaluate and Proof Questions
  5. 5. Question Types Seventeen Question Types
  6. 6. Calculated Formula A Calculated Formula question contains a formula with variables that change for each user.
  7. 7. Calculated Numeric A Calculated Numeric question asks the user to submit a numeric answer to a question. It resembles a fill-in-the-blank question where the correct answer is a number.
  8. 8. Either/Or Either/Or questions show two answer options, such as True/False or Yes/No.
  9. 9. Essay Essay questions require Students to enter an answer into a text box.
  10. 10. File Response Users upload a file from their computer, the network, or from the Content Collection as the answer to the question. This type of question is evaluated manually.
  11. 11. Fill in Multiple Blanks Fill in Multiple Blanks questions use variables to identify different places in the text for Students to enter missing values.
  12. 12. Fill in the Blank Fill in the Blank answers are scored based on an exact text match. Answers are not case sensitive, but are evaluated based on spelling.
  13. 13. Hot Spot Hotspot questions are based on Students identifying an area in an image file. The area is set by pixel coordinates and if Students click within this range, the answer is recorded as correct.
  14. 14. Jumbled Sentence Jumbled Sentence questions ask Students to select the correct word from a set of words in a drop-down menu to complete the sentence.
  15. 15. Matching Matching questions ask Students to pair items in one column to items in another column. A matching question may include a different number of items in the questions column and in the answers column to make the question more difficult.
  16. 16. Multiple Answer Multiple Answer questions allow users to choose more than one correct answer.
  17. 17. Multiple Choice Multiple Choice questions allow students to choose one correct answer from a selection of answers.
  18. 18. Opinion Scale/Likert Most often used in Surveys, Opinion Scale or Likert Scale questions are designed to measure attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale. Users select a multiple choice answer that represents their attitude or reaction.
  19. 19. Ordering Ordering questions ask Students to put of a series of items in correct order.
  20. 20. Quiz Bowl Quiz Bowl questions require the answer to be in the form of a question. Specify one or more interrogatives and one or more phrases that must be included in the answer.
  21. 21. Short Answer Short Answer questions require Students to enter an answer into one or more text boxes.
  22. 22. True/False A True/False question displays two answer options: true and false. There is no partial credit options for True/False questions.

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