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Blackboard Tests, Pools, and Surveys

Use Blackboard tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students.


The Blackboard Tests, Surveys & Pools tool provides instructors with options for a variety of assessment options. Tests are sets of questions that can be graded to help in measuring student performance. Surveys are anonymous and can be used to gather feedback from students. Pools are large sets of questions that can be used when creating tests and surveys.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty (as test creator)
  • Staff
  • Students (as test taker)

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must have the role of an Instructor or Teaching Assistant in a Blackboard course to create and deploy the Tests, Surveys, and Pools tools.

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Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

Blackboard tests, pools, and surveys can be used to measure and assess student knowledge. These tools can be implemented as formative or summative assessments. Blackboard tests can be uses as a method for low stakes assessment/practice and also a high stakes exams. Tests and surveys have a variety of question types available

Universal Design/Accessibility

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Keywords:Tests, surveys, pools, assessment, grading   Doc ID:112051
Owner:Lori S.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-06-29 08:28 CDTUpdated:2021-10-08 08:54 CDT
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