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Instructional Design & Training: Blackboard
Assessing in Blackboard
Blackboard Learn contains several tools which can be used to assess student learning.
Assignments allow you to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student separately. In an assignment, you can include a description, point value, and file attachments. You can create assignments in several courses areas, such as in a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder.
Tests and surveys are used to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students. You can create tests and surveys and then deploy them in a course area.
Pools are collections and groups of questions that you can include in tests and surveys. For example, you might have a set of 10 or 20 related questions you want to reuse in several tests or surveys, or even across multiple courses. The advantage of using a pool is you do not have to remember all those questions and manually add them to each test or survey.
The integration with Blackboard allows for Turning Technologies users to leverage response devices in class to easily collect student achievement data. Very simply one can import from Blackboard a participant list of students into TurningPoint 5 and then export assessment data into Blackboard.
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