Select Page


Calculated Numeric and Formula Questions

With Calculated Numeric questions, students are presented with a question that requires a numeric answer. The question doesn’t need to be a mathematical formula. You can provide a text question that requires a numeric answer. Calculated Numeric questions resemble Fill in the Blank questions where correct answers are numbers.

Creating a Survey in Blackboard

A great way to get anonymous student feedback is to create a survey through Blackboard. This allows you to ask students questions about teaching, course materials, assignments, and texts and get honest feedback (since it is anonymous). You can also give students a grade for taking the survey (to ensure student responses). Some instructors use surveys to ask students if they like the text book, the topics in the course, or what topics they would like to see in the future as well as asking questions for research purposes.

Copying a Test, Quiz, or Survey from One Course to Another

If you have a test or survey that you used in a previous semester’s course or that you want to include in multiple sections in the same semester, you only need to create the test or survey once and you can copy it into a different course. Copying tests and suveys is not the same as copying items in the course. There are several things that you will need to do to successfully copy the test or survey.

Edit Test Question Options in Blackboard

When editing a test in Blackboard, the Question Settings allows you to set the options available for all questions in a test, survey or pool. Among these options are the ability to include images or video uploads with questions, the default point value and question metadata.