What are Assessments, Quizzes, Tests, Pools and Surveys in Blackboard?
The Assessment tools in Blackboard allow you to provide students with different Types of Questions as a scored test or unscored review of knowledge they are trying to understand. You can build a Test or Quiz that can be either a part of their grade or a self-test.
If you want every student to take a quiz with the exact same questions and answers, use the [Assessment Manager] to create the quiz.
If you want every student who takes the quiz to take a different version of the same quiz (with either different questions or the same questions in a different order) use the [Pool Manager] to create a Pool of questions. Pools allow you to create questions from which quizzes will be pulled so that every student will get a different set of questions.
A Survey is built in the same way as a quiz, but the results are recorded anonymously. The instructor can see who took the survey (so it can be counted for participation), but the answers are not associated with a user.
Results for Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys are all displayed in the [Grade Center] Instructors can see all of the grades for all of the students in the spreadsheet in the [Grade Center]. Each student can see only her own grades.
Why would I use this?
Good Practice Uses Active Learning Techniques, Emphasizes Time on Task, and Gives Prompt Feedback
- Time plus energy equals learning.
- Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers.
- Knowing what you know and don’t know focuses your learning.
Using the Assessments in Blackboard helsp students devote time to actively learning material and gives them prompt feedback on what they know and don't know.
Who Is using this?
One to three current or recent uses of the idea. Focus on Hofstra examples if possible, but freely cite other institutions. Give credit where it's due.
How do I use Assessments and Surveys in Blackboard?
There are several steps to building a Blackboard Quiz.
Build a Quiz -- create it through the Test Manager.
Publish a Quiz -- put it into a Content Area.
Give a Quiz -- make it available to your students.
Clear a Quiz, so a student can retake it.
Grade a Quiz, so students can see the results.
Show or Hide Grades and Feedback Decide when to display grades.
Add Quiz Feedback which will be returned with the Grade.
Where can I find additional resources?
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Where can I get help?
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