• Blackboard: Using negative scoring in tests

    Introduction Blackboard Tests provide an option to deduct marks for selecting incorrect answers. This option can be used in Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and Matching Questions. Carefully consider the possible impact of using negative marking in your test. It may lead to biased results that disadvantages groups who display ‘risk…

  • Blackboard Tests: Analyse data from a Blackboard Test

    Introduction You may wish to run analysis on a test you have produced in order to see the effectiveness of the questions, or to see which areas students are struggling in. Access the test In any course, to access a test go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Tests,…

  • Blackboard: Copying Tests between courses

    How to deploy your Blackboard tests on multiple courses Introduction Having set up a test on one Blackboard course, you may want to make it available to students on another course – either in exactly the same format, or with some modifications. This guide takes you through the simple process…

  • Blackboard: Clearing and submitting ‘In Progress’ test attempts

    Introduction When a Blackboard test or survey is shown as ‘In Progress’, this may simply indicate that the student started the test and never pressed Submit. However it may be the result of a technical issue not of the student’s making. It is possible for instructors to submit a test…