After you log on to Blackboard, enter your course site, and go into a content area where you want to add an assessment, such as Quizzes and Tests, in the Navigation area located on the left of the screen.
In Quizzes and Tests page, click on Evaluate to expand the options, then click Create Test.
You can add a quiz or test in various areas within Blackboard. Basically, wherever you find the Evaluate icon, you can add a test. This means you could have tests in Assignments content area, a learning unit, a folder, etc. However, wherever you select to place your tests or quizzes the best thing you can do is to be consistent. Once the learner knows where assessments can be found, they should be able return to the same location for future assessments.
One suggestion is to create a Quizzes and Tests content area in the Navigation area, and put all of your assessments in that content area. This way if a student chooses to they can click on the Quizzes and Tests button and go directly to your assessment. This also allows you to add links within folders, assignments, or learning units, that will link to the same assessments. This allows for the greatest flexibility and consistency.
After click Create Test button, a new page will be opened. If you need to create a new test, click on Create. To find out how to create a simple assessment return to the Blackboard tutorials and click on Creating a Basic Quiz. If you have already created your quiz, select the quiz from the pull-down menu.
Click on Submit to start the deployment of your quiz.
The test has been added in the content area that you chose, and now you need to adjust the Test Options. One option of the first step is asking if you want the assessment to appear in a new window. The best option is to answer No to this option. It is best to have the assessment appear in the same window.
The next step is to make the quiz visible, set availability, an choose options for the test. By default the quiz you just added will not be visible to the students. The most commonly used settings are:
If you set up date restrictions, make sure to set up both start date and end date and you should select the date through calendar rather than enter it manually.
Make sure you check Include this Test in Grade Center Score Calculations if you want to have the test score counted into the final grade calculation.
In the third step you can set how much information your students will receive after finishing a test.
Because we never know what kind of internet connection a student may have, it is best to deliver all the questions at once, rather than each question requiring a download. You can still randomize how the questions are delivered using either presentation mode.
Once all of your selections have been made, click on Submit to deploy your quiz.