Create a Test or Survey

Steps to creating a test or survey:

  1. Create test or survey
  2. Deploy test or survey in a content area.
  3. Set test or survey options e.g due date, feedback and availability
  4. Preview the test or survey

Create a test or survey: A test or survey is created using a set number of questions.  Questions can be presented in a different order but each student will be given the same questions each time they take the test or survey.

Create a random block: Use random blocks to ensure each student receives a different version of the test.  You choose the number of questions to show from the random block to show. For example, you can show 3 questions out of 50. The questions are then randomly distributed so each student sees a different set of 3 questions. Random blocks draw questions from pools only, so you must first create at least one question pool before creating a test or survey using a random block.

Create a pool: A pool is  a bank of questions that can be used to create a test or survey with different versions.

  1. Select the location for the test or survey.
  2. Select Assessments to access the menu and select Test or Survey
  3. On the Tests or Survey page, select Create a new Test or Survey.
  4. On the Test or Survey Information page, type a name. Provide a description and instructions
  5. Select Submit
  6. On the Test or Survey Canvas, from the Create Question menu, select a question type.
  7. On the Create/Edit page, create the question.
  8. Select, Submit
  9. When all questions have been added, select OK.
  10. Select the test or survey from the Create Test or Survey page. Select submit.
  11. Set test or survey options.
  12. Click Submit
  1. Select the location for the test or survey.
  2. Select Assessments to access the menu and select Test or Survey.
  3. On the Tests or Survey page, from Add an Existing Test  or Survey select the test or survey required.
  4. Select Submit. You will be asked to set test or survey options.
  5. Click Submit
  1. Create a Test. From the Reuse Question menu, select Create Random Block.
  2. In the pop-up window, select the check boxes for one or more pools.
  3. Select the check box for at least one question type to include. All questions that meet the criteria appear.
  4. Select Submit. The Test Canvas appears and displays a success message. The random block of questions is added to the test.
  5. Select Number of Questions to display to access the pop-up box and type the number of questions you want students to see. Select Submit.
  6. Select Points per question to access the pop-up box. Type a point value. This point value is assigned to each question in the random block.
  7. Select Preview questions that match selected criteria to expand or collapse the list of questions. You can view and edit individual questions.

Random blocks can not be used for a survey.

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the Tests, Surveys, and Pools page, select Pools.
  3. On the Pools page, select Build Pool.
  4. Complete the Pool Information page and select Submit.
  5. To add questions, you can use Create QuestionsFind Questions, and Upload Questions.

If you have existing questions you need can import the questions. For more help try Blackboard Help or contact DLT through the SRS system.