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.

The CSI Blackboard Quiz Generator is available for the public to use free of charge. Please note that CSI transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas in 2016 and the Quiz Generator is no longer being updated. The Quiz Generator will, however, continue to be available on the csi.edu website for the time being. This tool is provided as-is with no guarantee as to its accuracy or availability, and CSI does not provide support for non-CSI personnel. The source code for the Quiz Generator is currently not available, but it may be offered as an open source solution in the future. If you would like to be notified if/when it is provided via open source, please send an email 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