Blackboard Quiz Generator Documentation

Blackboard Quiz Generator Documentation

This tool was developed to help you create quizzes for Blackboard. It allows you to type up the quiz offline in a program like Word or Notepad and not have to go through the trouble of making long quizzes via the Blackboard web interface.

Simply type or paste your quiz in the text area and click the Create Quiz button. This will produce a zip file that you can import into the Pool Manager in Blackboard.

Disclaimer: This quiz generator is freely available for public use with no guarantees as to its accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. It is provided with no support, although it is appreciated if any bugs found are reported back to the author.

If you have any questions, comments, or problems please direct them to csiwebmaster@csi.edu.

Basic information:

  • Questions and answers start with an identifier (typically a number or letter) followed by a period or parenthesis, followed by the question or answer text on a single line.
  • Don't use newlines or return characters except when you're going on to the next question or answer. This is especially important if you're pasting in questions from another program like Word.
  • Separate your questions with a blank line.

Question Types:

Multiple Choice

  • Question on a single line.
  • Answers immediately following the question.
  • Asterisk (*) in front of the correct choice.

Example:

1. Which of the following is a prime number?
a) 4
*b) 5
c) 6

Multiple Answer

  • Exactly the same as multiple choice, only with multiple answers marked correct.
  • Question on a single line.
  • Answers immediately following the question.
  • Asterisk (*) in front of all correct choice.

Example:

1. Which of the following is a prime number?
*a) 2
*b) 3
d) 4
*e) 5
f) 6
*g) 7

True/False

  • Question on a single line
  • The answer on the next line. Can be any of the following: T, t, True, TRUE, true, F, f, False, FALSE, false

Example:

1. 3 is a prime number.
True

Essay

  • This is simply a question with no answer given.

    Example:

    1. Tell me your life story.

Fill in the blank

  • Begin your question with the keyword: blank
  • Leave a blank somewhere in the question.
  • Give all of the possible correct answers.

    Example:

    blank 1. Two plus two equals _____.
    a. four
    b. 4

Matching

  • Begin your question with the keyword: match
  • Put the matches separated by slashes (/).
  • You can have entries with no match, i.e. leave the other side blank.
  • The entries will be randomized.

    Example:

    match 1. Match the number with its spelling. :)
    a. 3 / three
    b. 1 / one
    c. 12 / twelve
    d. 4 /
    e. / fore