Practice, practice, practice! Creating tests on Bb is a simple process -- but a process you'll want to be comfortable with. So, why not give a few "practice" tests or quizzes so that students can check their knowledge and you can get experience creating and launching tests?
Jump into the Pool -- the water's fine! Do you use a publishers test bank? Well, in Bb these are known as "Question Pools!" Think of a Question Pool as a set of test questions. Ask your publisher in there's a test bank for your book --- it will save you tons of time because you won't have to type in test questions. You can import a "Test Bank" and use the questions from it to create Bb tests/quizzes. You can also create your own Question Pool right in Bb.
Feedback! Bb tests that contain objective questions (multiple choice, multiple answer, T&F, matching) are graded automatically! Student get their test scores right away, and you don't have to grade them. Grades are automatically entered into the Bb grade center.
Many faculty ask how they can minimize cheating on online tests. Here are a few suggestions that help (nothing is 100% foolproof):
- Create several Question Pools (question sets), for example, one Pool for each chapter, and use a random number of questions from each pool on your test. Each student will end up w/ a different set of questions on their test.
- Randomize the order of the test answer items for multiple choice questions.
- Randomize the order of the test questions.
- Use Respondus Lockdown Browser to launch your test.
Want to learn more about creating a test or a question pool? Learn more here.