Changing the Point Value on a Question

This lesson will demonstrate how to change the point value for test questions in Blackboard, and how to designate a question as extra credit.

Accessing the Test Canvas, Part 1

Image of the Control Panel with the following annotations: 1.Click on Course Tools.2.Select Tests, Surveys and Pools.

Log into Blackboard and go to the Control Panel.  

  1. Click on Course Tools.
  2. Select Tests, Surveys and Pools.

Accessing the Test Canvas, Part 2

Image of the Tests, Surveys and Pools menu with the option Tests outlined with a red circle with instructions to click on Tests.

You will then be taken to a screen labeled Tests, Surveys, and Pools.  On this screen, select Tests.

Accessing the Test Canvas, Part 3

Image of the tests list with a test name highlighted with instructions to point on the button that appears next to the test name.  Below the test is a menu with the Edit option outlined with a red circle with instructions to click on Edit.

Locate the test you wish to edit, and hover over the test name.  Click the chevron that appears next to the test, and choose Edit.

Changing the Point Value for a Single Question, Part 1

Image of a test question with an arrow pointing to the point value instructing the user to click on the point value.

You will then be taken to the Test Canvas. Locate the question you wish to change the point value for, and click on the point value for the question.

Changing the Point Value for a Single Question, Part 2

Image of the update points box with the following annotations: 1.Update points: Type in the desired number of points here.2.Extra Credit: To designate the question as extra credit, check the box here3.Submit: When finished, click Submit.

The Points box will expand to show the following options.

  1. Update points: Type in the desired number of points here.
  2. Extra Credit: To designate the question as extra credit, check the box here
  3. Submit: When finished, click Submit.

The point value for the question will then be updated.

Changing the Point Value for Multiple Questions

Image of the test canvas with the following annotations: 1.Check the checkboxes next to each question you wish to update the point value for.2.Alternatively, to select all the test questions, Click Select All at the top of the page.3.Points: Enter the desired number of points per question in this field4.Click Update.
  1. Check the checkboxes next to each question you wish to update the point value for.
  2. Alternatively, to select all the test questions, Click Select All at the top of the page.
  3. Points: Enter the desired number of points per question in this field
  4. Click Update.  

The point value for each question will now be updated.