Intermediate Blackboard - Wichita State University
Intermediate Blackboard Taylor Moore, M.A. Instructional Design and Access 2018-19 Overview Welcome
Purpose of this training Pre- self-assessment Presentation agenda Refresher of Intro to Blackboard Training Creating Tests in Blackboard
Tests Building a Test with individual test questions Using Create Question Set v. Random Blocks v. Find Questions Important Test Settings Tests, Surveys, and Pools Go to your Blackboard course, and select Tests, Surveys, and
Pools from the list of Course Tools. Select Tests Next, select Tests. Then select Build Test. Name the Test
Provide your test with a name, description, and instructions. Select Submit in the bottom right-hand corner. Create or Reuse Questions Multiple ways to create test
questions. Create, Reuse, or Upload Questions. Use test question pools with Create Question Set or Create Random Block. You can also find questions from a previously created test.
Create Question Select Create Question. If you choose to Create a question, you will need to select the type of question you want to create.
Write the Question Type or paste in your question and answers into the Question Text Box and Answer Text Boxes, respectively. Indicate the correct answer by marking the circle next to the correct answer option.
Additional Question Options You can also adjust the answer numbering, orientation, allow for partial credit, and show answers in a random order Submit when finished.
Adjusting the Points Next, you can adjust the points associated with the individual question. When you are finished creating questions and are ready to deploy it, click OK in the bottom right-hand corner.
Deploying the Test The Test must be placed somewhere in the course. Choose Assessment Once you are in the area that you want the test to be, select
Assessments from the ribbon, and mouse over or click it to get the dropdown to appear. Select Test from the options that appear. And select the newly created test from the list available and select submit.
Test Settings to Use Important Test Settings to Use:
Make the Link Available Set a Timer Use Auto-Submit Use Display Dates Use Exceptions Test Settings to Avoid
Important Test Settings to Avoid Force Completion Password Avoid Internet Explorer Assignment Settings & Other Tools
Refresher on Assignments The Introduction to Blackboard presentation discussed the creation of an assignment submission area and some of those settings. SafeAssign and Rubrics
SafeAssign allows you to check written work for plagiarism Rubrics allow you to include clear grading guidelines and criteria. Do not use Self and Peer Assessment
Using Direct Submit SafeAssign Under the Course Tools panel, select SafeAssign. Select DirectSubmit, followed by Submit Paper. Submission Options Include:
Submit as draft Skip Plagiarism Upload File Copy/Paste Document
Using Rubrics Benefits of using rubrics Under the Course Tools panel, select Rubrics Create a new rubric or import one from a previous semester. Fill in the grid appropriately with
grading criteria for the assignment. Grade Center Set Up Grade Center Settings Set External Grade Check Total Points Possible
Grade Center Organization Use Column Organization to check points, hidden columns, and arrange your grade center Delete Unneeded Columns Dos of the Grade Center
Do recognize key indicators or symbols in the grade center Do check your total points for the course Do organize your grade center columns Do test your grade center before opening your course to students
Do seek assistance early Don'ts of the Grade Center Dont hide assignment columns from instructor view Dont use weighted grades with extra credit Dont wait to ask for assistance
Dont assume students understand their total columns Using Groups Creating Groups and Pick Tools Choose Self Enroll, Random
Enroll, or Manual Enroll Provide a name, description, and the tools you want to be available to the groups Dividing Groups Indicate the number of groups Random enroll, manual enroll
users, and add or delete groups. Group Tools Assignments Discussions Using Group Assignment Submissions Create a course assignment
Select the Group Submission option found under the Submission Details area of the Create/Edit Assignment page. Select all groups intended to submit the assignment and use the arrows to move the groups from Items to Select to the
Selected Items box. Using Group Discussions When you create your groups, ensure you mark the use of discussion boards To assign graded group discussions, click on individual group name from the groups page
Click on Group Discussion Board link Edit the forum or create a new one Graded Group Discussion Select Grade Discussion Forum, indicate points, due date, and rubrics (if applicable).
Student Preview and Test Student Using Student Preview Select the Student Preview Mode icon Explore all aspects of your course
Make a note of aspects that didnt work as intended Take tests and submit assignments Keep or delete data Enrolling a Test Student Select Add Test Student from
Course Tools Set a password for the Test Student and enroll the test student Log out of Blackboard and log in with your Test Student username and password
Using a Test Student Allows you to view course as a student Slight change in viewpoints from Student Preview Test Student appears in the grade center Submit assessments
Review how feedback is delivered How to get help Come see us in the IDA Blackboard and Accessibility labs 1:00-3:00pm every Tuesday and Wednesday in the C-space in the library Email us at [email protected]
Submit a OneStop ticket for technical support Remember IDA = training OneStop = technical support Thank you. Questions? Please send questions to [email protected]
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