Reuse a test or survey

How to export and import a test in Blackboard

To reuse content from one subject to another the option is to Export from an existing site then Import content into a new site. Export packages are downloaded as a zip file. You will need access to both sites.

Export a test

1. From the course’s control panel, click Course Tools, then click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.

Control panel

2. Click the Tests link.

Tests

3. Locate the test desired for exporting, click the drop-down arrow next to its name, click Export to Local Computer.

Export to local computer

4. The “Save” window will open. A zip file will be created, use the default file name and Save the file to your computer’s hard drive in an easy-to-find location.

The Export process is now complete and you can proceed with the Import process.

Import a test

To commence the Import process make sure that you are in the correct site.

1. From the course’s control panel, click Course Tools, then click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.

2. Click the Tests link.

3. Click the Import Test button.

Import test

4. Click Browse My Computer.

Browse

5. A new window will open. Locate and select the exported test zip file on your computer, click Open.

6. Click Submit.

You will receive an email notification when the Import is complete. It can take time for this process, avoid unnecessary duplications by waiting for the email.

To make sure the test has imported properly: go to control panel > course tools > tests, surveys, and pools, then click Tests. Your imported test should now be listed.

The test will now need to be deployed - see Deploy Tests.