Bb Learn - Create Test

Creating a Test in Blackboard Learn

In this scenario, you will

Although Blackboard Learn offers a number of options to choose from when you create an assessment, the steps listed in this scenario address only a few of them. You are encouraged to explore the other options on your own.

Log in to Blackboard Learn

To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:

  1. Go to bblearn.nau.edu.
    Screenshot: Blackboard Learn login page
  2. Click the Login to Bb Learn button.
    login button
  3. On the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page, in the UserID field type your NAU login ID, and in the Password field, type your password.

    (NOTE: If you have already authenticated through CAS from some other campus website, you might not have to complete this step or the next. Instead, you automatically will be routed to the Blackboard Learn My Institution tab.)
    Screenshot: Type your UserID and Password. Then click the Login button.
  4. Click the Login button.

Navigate to the Correct Course

After you have logged in, make sure you are on the My Institution tab, and then from the My Courses block, select a listed course.
Screenshot: Click the Use Case Scenarios link.

Configure Blackboard Learn for Editing

Near the upper right corner of the window, make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.

Create a Getting Started Quiz

  1. In the left navigation menu, click the Content link.
    Screenshot: Click the Content link.
    The Content page will be displayed.
  2. From the Create Assessment menu select Test.
    Screenshot: From the Create Assessment menu select Test.
  3. On the Create Test page, in the 1. Add Test section, click the Create button to create a new test.
    Screenshot: Click the Create button.
  4. On the Test Information page, in the 1. Test Information section, type Getting Started Quiz in the Name field. You must provide a name for each test that you create.
    Screenshot: Give the test a name.

  5. Scroll to the Instructions field, and in that field type Please complete the Getting Started Quiz before you begin Module 1. This quiz is worth 10 points.

    If you want to format your instructions, make sure the Visual Editor is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screenshot: Type instructions for the test.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the submit button.
    Near the top of the page, you will see a heading highlighted in green that says Success: Getting Started Quiz created.
    Screenshot: Verification message that you successfully created a quiz

Create Questions for the Getting Started Quiz

  1. From the Create Question menu select True/False.
    Screenshot: From the Create Question menu select True/False.
  2. On the Create/Edit True/False Question page, in the 1. Question section, type Semester Hours in the Question Title field. In the Question Text field, type This course is worth four semester credits. You must provide question text for each question that you create.
    Screenshot: Give the question a title and question text.
  3. Scroll to 3. Answers and make sure True is selected.
    Screenshot: Select True as the answer.
  4. Scroll to 5. Categories and Keywords, and click the Add button to the right of Categories.
    Screenshot: Add a category.
  5. In the Add Tag field, type Getting Started Quiz Questions, and then click the OK button.
    Screenshot: Add a category tag.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    Near the top of the page, you will see a heading highlighted in green that says Success: Question saved.
    Screenshot: Verification message that you successfully created a question
  7. From the Create Question menu select Multiple Choice.
    Screenshot: From the Create Question menu select Multiple Choice.
  8. On the Create/Edit Multiple Choice Question page, in the 1. Question section, type Office Hours in the Question Title field. In the Question Text field, type When are the instructor's office hours?
    Screenshot: Give the question a title and question text.
  9. Scroll to 3. Answers, and verify that Number of Answers is set to 4.
    Screenshot: Set the number of answers to 4.
  10. In the Answer 1. field, type Mondays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Screenshot: Type an incorrect answer for #1.
  11. In the Answer 2. field, type Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Screenshot: Type an incorrect answer for #2.
  12. In the Answer 3. field, type Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Click the radio button to the left of Answer 3. to indicate that this is the correct answer.
    Screenshot: Type the correct answer for #3 and select the radio button to indicate the answer is correct.

  13. In the Answer 4. field, type Thursdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Screenshot: Type an incorrect answer for #4.
  14. Scroll to 5. Categories and Keywords, click the Add button to the right of Categories.
    Screenshot: Click the Add button to add a category
  15. Click the Choose from Existing button, and then select Getting Started Quiz Questions from the popup menu.
    Screenshot: Click the Choose from Existing button.Screenshot: Select Getting Started Quiz Questions.
  16. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
  17. Near the top of the page, you will see a heading highlighted in green that says Success: Question saved.
    Screenshot: Verification message that you successfully created a question
  18. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the OK button in the lower right corner.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button.
  19. On the Create Test page, verify that Getting Started Quiz is selected. (It should be highlighted in gray.) Then click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Highlight Getting Started Quiz.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    The Test Options page will be displayed.
    Screenshot: The Test Options page is displayed.

Edit the Getting Started Quiz Test Options

  1. On the Test Options page scroll to 2. Test Availability and then select Yes next to Make the Link Available.
    Screenshot: Select Make the Link Available.

  2. Scroll to Display After, and check the check box to the left of Display After. Then put today's date and 8:00 a.m. in, respectively, the date field on the left and the time field on the right. You can either type the date in MM/DD/YYYY format, or you can click the calendar icon Screenshot: Calendar icon, which lets you select a date from the calendar.

    To change the time, you can either type the time in 00:00 AM format, or you can click the clock icon Screenshot: Clock icon, which lets you select a time from a dropdown menu.
    Screenshot: Display after this date and time.
  3. Check the check box to the left of Display Until. Then put tomorrow's date and 8:00 p.m. in, respectively, the date and time fields. As with Display After, you can either type the date in MM/DD/YYYY format or click the calendar and clock icons to select the date and time.
    Screenshot: Display until this date and time.
  4. Then click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    The Content page will be displayed.

Set the Number of Points for Each Question

  1. Verify that you are on the Content page. If not, click the Content link in the left navigation menu.
    Screenshot: Click the Content link.
  2. Click the Action Link icon Screenshot: Action Link icon to the right of Getting Started Quiz, and then from the dropdown menu select Edit the Test.
    Screenshot: Select Edit the Test.
  3. On the Test Canvas page, scroll to the True/False question, and then click the value 10 next to Points. A blue popup window will be displayed.
    Screenshot: Click 10 points.
  4. Type 5 in the Update Points field, and then click the Submit button.Screenshot: Change 10 points to 5 points.
  5. Scroll to the Multiple Choice question, and then click the value 10 next to Points. A blue popup window will be displayed.
    Screenshot: Click 10 points.
  6. Type 5 in the Update Points field, and then click the Submit button.Screenshot: Change 10 points to 5 points.
  7. Click the OK button in the lower right corner.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button.
    The Content page will be displayed.
    Screenshot: The Content page is displayed.

Preview the Getting Started Quiz

Note: If the Display After date that you previously set for the quiz is in the future (that is, after the current date and time), you will not be able to preview the quiz. In that case, you can go back to edit the test options to change the Display After date to something prior to the current date and time. Then you will be able to preview the quiz.

  1. Set the Edit Mode to OFF. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screenshot: Set Edit Mode to OFF.
  2. Click the Getting Started Quiz link.
    Screenshot: Click the Getting Started Quiz link.
  3. On the Begin: Getting Started Quiz page, click the Begin button.
    Screenshot: Click the Begin button.
  4. For Question 1, select True. Then scroll to the right and click the Save Answer button.
    Screenshot: Select true and click Save Answer.
  5. For Question 2, select Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Then scroll to the right and click the Save Answer button.
    Screenshot: Select the third answer and click Save Answer.
  6. Scroll down and click the Save All Answers button before submitting the quiz.
    Screenshot: Click the Save All Answers button.
  7. Then click the Save and Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Save and Submit button.
  8. A popup window asks you to confirm that you want to submit the quiz. Click the OK button.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button to confirm that you want to submit the quiz.
    The Test Submitted: Getting Started Quiz will be displayed, showing details about who took the test at what time on what date.
    Screenshot: Review the test submission information.
  9. Click the OK button in the lower right corner.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button.
    The Review Submission page will be displayed.
    Screenshot: The Review Submission page is displayed.
  10. Click the OK button in the lower right corner.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button.
    The Content page will be displayed.
    Screenshot: Return to Content folder