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Blackboard for Instructors - Tests, Pools, and Surveys

Use Blackboard tests and surveys to measure 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 
  • Staff

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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Keywords:Tests, surveys, pools, assessment, grading, questions, partial credit, extra credit, question types, import, export tests, random blocks, question sets, multiple attempts, force complete, timer, test availability exceptions, needs grading, feedback, attempt statistics, item analysis, validity, reliability, respondus   Doc ID:112051
Owner:Lori S.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-06-29 08:28 CDTUpdated:2022-01-28 15:36 CDT
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