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Blackboard - Question types for tests and surveys

This guide gives an overview of the question types you can choose when creating tests and surveys in Blackboard learn.

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Tests and Surveys #

Tests and surveys kan be used to measure student knowledge, gauge progress and gather information from students. In tests, points are assigned to each question for grading evaluation. Both tests and surveys appear in the grade center, but surveys will only be shown as Completed/No Grade. Survey results are also always anonymous.

Information on how to create Tests and Surveys are found at: Creating tests and surveys.

An overview of the different question types #

Question typeDescription
Calculated Formula QuestionsThe students are presented with a question that requires them to make a calculation and respond with a numeric answer. The specific problem will be different for each student, and is generated using variables that you specify (A). The answer formula (B) defines how the answer should be calculated using the variables:

Question type: Calculated formula

(C) gives an Answer range that you decide.
Calculated Numeric QuestionsThe answer to the question is a number, and you can specify an Answer range:

Question type: Calculated numeric question
Either/Or QuestionsThe question can only have two possible answers. The possible answers you can choose are: Yes/No, Agree/Disagree, Right/Wrong or True/False:

Question type: Either/or
Essay QuestionsThe answer to the question is an essay. These are graded manually:

Question type: Essay
File Response QuestionsStudents are asked to upload a file as an answer to the question:

Question type: File response
Fill in Multiple Blanks QuestionsThe students are presented with a text with up to 10 blanks, which they answer by typing the appropriate word or phrase.
You can add a maximum of 100 answers for each blank:

Question type: Fill in multiple blanks
Fill in the Blank QuestionsThis is very similar to the Fill in Multiple Blank Questions, except this has only one blank:

Question type: Fill in the blank
Hot Spot QuestionsThe students are presented with an image where they need to select the correct point as the answer to the question. Examples of Hot Spot questions include; Anatomy (Locate parts of the body), Geography (Locate areas on the map), Foreign Language (Select articles of clothing):

Question type: Hot spot
Jumbled Sentence QuestionsThis question type require students to select words or phrases from a menu to complete a sentence. The same menu appears for all blanks and can include both correct answers and distractors. A maximum of 100 answers can be added to the menu:

Question type: Jumbeled sentences

This is how the students see it:

Question type: Jumbeled sentences
Matching QuestionsStudents pair items in one column to items in another column.
You may include different numbers of questions and answers in a Matching question:

Question type: Matching
Multiple Answer QuestionsAllow students to choose more than one answer:

Question type: Multiple answer
Multiple Choice QuestionsAllow students to choose only one correct answer from several choices.
The checkbox shaped as a circle A indicates this:

Question type: Multiple choice
Opinion Scale and Likert QuestionsUse this question type to measure student's attitudes or reactions with a comparable scale. The text in the scale can be edited, but the default setting starts at Strongly Agree and goes up to Strongly Disagree:

Question type: Opinion skale and Likert
Ordering QuestionsStudents select the correct order of series of items:

Question type: Ordering
Quiz Bowl QuestionsThe students are presented with an answer and asked to find the question. Students responses must be in the form of a question that begins with a pre chosen interrogative, such as who, what, or where:

Question type: Quiz bowl
Short Answer QuestionsThese are similar to Essay Questions, except here you can choose the size of the answer box by the number of rows (lines). This can be used to indicate the scope of the question, but remember that the answer length is still not limited. The number of rows can be between 1-6:

Question type: Short answer
True or False QuestionsStudents choose true or false in response to a statement question:

Question type: True or false

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