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The new Calculated Formula Test questions allow you to create quantitative questions using a formula & variables that can be dynamically generated, calculated, and scored.

The new Calculated Formula Test questions allow you to create quantitative questions using a formula & variables that can be dynamically generated, calculated, and scored.

Significant Figures in Calculated Formula Test Questions

Improved Feature for Educators

Instructors in STEM disciplines expect precision in the tools that support their pedagogical methods. For some time, Calculated Formula questions in Tests are used by instructors in STEM disciplines to create quantitative questions using a formula & variables that can be dynamically generated, calculated, and scored. The automated grading of these questions, the correct answer to be calculated using the defined formula and variables, and the student’s response validated to award credit, has been improved to include calculation to significant figures. In addition, we have improved our existing support for scientific/exponential notation. The Test Canvas and the Item Analysis report have also been updated to include Significant Figures information.

To create a test with a formula question:

  1. In Course Management menu your Blackboard course, click Course Tools.
    Go to course management in the menu and click course tools
  2. Click Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
    click tests pools and surveys
  3. Select Tests.
    Select Test or Survey
  4. On the resulting page, click Build Test.
    click build test or import test
  5. After selecting Build Test, you can add a description and instructions. Select Submit to advance and add questions.Fill in the required Name and optional Instructions and Description
  6. On the resulting page, click Create Question.click create or reuse question
  7. Click Calculated Formula Question.

Calculated Formula Test Questions
Learn more about Calculated Formula Test Questions on the Blackboard Help site.