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Creating a Basic Test

This guide with screen shots shows you the basics of creating a quick quiz/test in a specific content area in your Bb course.


  1. Inside any Content Area (folder). Mouse over Assessments and click Test.

    image showing the tests option under the assessment tab within a Bb Content Area

  2. If you are creating a new test, click create. Otherwise submit a previously deployed test from the list called Add an Existing Test and click Submit.
  3. On the Test Information Screen, provide a name for this test. You may also optionally  provide a description, as well as instructions to students.

    screen capture of the description and instruction text entry fields

  4.  You may also attempt to suppress the printing feature of most web browsers by inserting a special code block. Please see the instructions on disabling printing.

    Note this does not prevent students from screen capturing or simply taking a picture of what is on the screen.

  5. You will now come to a screen called the Test Canvas:

    screen shot of a blank test canvas

  6. Adding Questions to a Test Canvas (basic functionality):
    1. Mouse over the Create Question Tab.
    2. Select the type of question you would like to create.
    3. Give the question a title.
    4. Enter the question text.
    5. Select the appropriate related options for the question.
    6. Enter answers and select the correct answer, if appropriate.
    7. Click Submit.
    8. You are then returned to the Test Canvas.
  7. Back in the test canvas, you may repeat the process in Step 6
  8. You may assign point values on the right side of the screen:

    picture that demonstrates the location of point total assignments


  9. You may arrange the test questions in any order by clicking and holding the left side of the question box, and dragging the question higher or lower on the list.
  10. Click OK and then Submit.
  11. You will now see the Test Options Screen. Please see the Test Options Overview page for a full discussion.
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