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Get the Blackboard training you need to quickly enroll students and start creating assignments. Patrick Crispen shows teachers how to customize their course sites, manage users, and add and organize course content, including multimedia and online assessments. He also shows how to enter scores, create grading periods, and more in the Grade Center. Plus, learn how to communicate with students and encourage participation and collaboration on forums and between groups. Existing users will also appreciate the last-minute guide to working with the latest version of the program, Blackboard 9.1 service pack 13, in seven easy steps.
So we've created a test. Each question is worth ten points, by default. I have a ten point multiple choice question here. The earlier movies in this chapter show you how to do all of this. Now we're ready to add a true/false question. How do you do this? Well, there are two ways. If you already have a question on your test, we have this multiple choice question here, hover your mouse over the question, and you'll see a plus sign either at the top or the bottom of the question. If I want my new question to appear above it, click on this plus, if not, click the one beneath it.
Click on that, a new menu pops up, and I would choose true/false here. So that's one way to do it. If your test canvas is blank. If you haven't added any questions yet or if you're just nostalgic for the old way we used to have to add questions to Blackboard tests. Click Create Question, scroll down and choose True/False. Both ways take you to the same screen, and this screen is about as simple as it gets. The question title, again, is optional but it helps you find questions if you want to reuse them once again in the future.
This is actually a question on Bloom's Taxonomy. So I'm going to type in the question title, Bloom's Taxonomy. I type in the question text; again, the question text is required and I'm going to put it here in the new content editor. Remember, your institution has the option of turning this off and reverting back to the old text editor but that's just, they, no one's doing that. Check out the using the content editor movie in a previous chapter for more information. In this case, I'm going to cut and paste my true/false question, which is actually right here.
We're going to take Anderson and Krathwohl's rewrite of Bloom's Taxonomy and copy this, paste it, Ctrl+V and there it is. Remember prior to service pack 13, cutting and pasting from Microsoft Word may not work. If your institution is using an older version of Blackboard or if you paste stuff from Microsoft Word and it just doesn't look right. Delete the text, paste it into your operating system's text editor. That's Notepad or Text Edit. And then cut and paste it from the text editor back into Blackboard.
And, now I'm going to scroll down. I've got my question and I need to choose the answer. And it turns out that executing and implementing are not analyzing. It's actually a part of apply. So, I'm going to turn that to false. And I can enter any additional feedback if I want to. I'm not going to do that. I can go here. And I can either go submit, or submit and create another. That's actually new. And it's not available in multiple choice questions for some reason or another.
At least when you first create a multiple choice question on a blank test. Notice, by the way, that more help is also available. I'm going to scroll down, I'm going to click on Submit. I get a green box showing that this has been successfully added to our test. We've got a preview with the correct answer checked. It's worth ten points, that's the default point setting that I set in the question settings. I can always change that by clicking here and just typing in a new point value. Or to change the default point value for all new questions going forward, remember you can always go back to, scroll back to the top and click on Question Settings. So, how do I edit this question? Again, we've seen this before.
Just hover over the item, there's a little button with a downward-facing chevron. Click on that and choose Edit. One other thing, and this is kind of new, if I want to change this so this is the first question, how do I do it? Well, just like with the course menu, click and drag on this up down arrow on the left hand side and just drag it into its new position. So, you can reorder your test questions just by dragging them into their new position. So, that's how to create a true/false question.
Next up, essay or short answer questions and that's the topic of our next movie.
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