In addition to writing each assessment or survey item with the Bb Test/Survey Manager, you can import a text file to Bb with questions and answers coded so the assessment or survey is ready to deploy.
Upload Questions (PDF)
This document contains information to create and upload a text file to Bb with test questions formatted for Bb to process them. It has examples for Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, True/False, Essay, Ordering, Matching, Fill in the Blank, File Response, Numeric Response, Short Response, Opinion/Likert Scale, Multiple Fill in the Blank, Jumbled Sentence, and Quiz Bowl questions.
Upload Test Questions from MS Excel (3:25)
This video covers creating questions in Excel to upload to Blackboard.
Plain Text Editor Applications
- TextEdit is the built-in RTF text editing application for the Mac OS X system.
Save as a Plain Text document, or, if necessary, duplicate a document to save as plain text.
- Text Wrangler - free from Bare Bones Software.
- Notepad with text wrapping turned off works well. Comes with Windows OS.
Avoid using word processors, unless first importing the word processing document to Respondus or copy/pasting into a plain text editor. Word processor formatting will interfere with the content.
CSU has a system-wide license for Respondus . Contact BbSupport-at-csustan.edu for information.