Many textbook publishers provide Test Question banks via the publisher interface. Usually, you will have to register with the publisher at their website (e.g. McGraw-Hill Connect, Cengage, and so on) to get access to these questions, but they are freely available depending on publisher resources.
Questions will need to be converted and exported from the publisher site in a Blackboard-compatible format, "QTI," in order to be imported into a Blackboard course. This conversion process can differ, again depending on publisher interface and resources.
To export a test for use later in Blackboard, follow these steps.
NOTE: Tests exported this way can ONLY be imported back to Blackboard, they are not readable outside the Blackboard environment.
It is simple to create an accommodation for one or more students who need to have an extended time limit for a test. The test exception must be set for each test individually. This can also be used to make the test available during a different window for a student taking the test early or late.
Word documents that contain test questions may be imported into Blackboard using an outside conversion tool.
There are a few formatting requirements before converting the document into a .txt file.
If you have indicated correct answers with formatting on your Word document (bold, highlight, italics, etc.), here is how to replace them with asterisks. Using Replace, enter the following values:
See the image below for an example in Word for Windows.
You're now ready to convert your questions!
Go to this site: https://ed.oc.edu/blackboardquizgenerator/ (Oklahoma Christian University)
Enter a Test Name, then copy and paste your newly reformatted Word document into the text box. Click Generate Test Questions.
Review your questions, and if they look ok, click Download Test Questions. You will now have a .txt file with your questions.