This chapter provides instructions on how to add questions and elements such as text and file attachments to tests and assignments in Blackboard Learn Ultra.

Creating Assignment and Test Questions and Elements

The following questions and elements can be added to assignments and tests in Blackboard Learn Ultra

  • Calculated Numeric
  • Calculated Formula
  • Matching
  • Multiple Choice (Students can select one or more correct answers)
  • Fill in the Black (Students can respond to one or more text entry fields)
  • Hotspot
  • Essay
  • True/False
  • Essay
  • Question sets
  • File Attachments
  • Text
  • Page Break

Adding text elements, page breaks, or file attachments eliminates the ability to randomize questions within an assessment. Question sets can be used instead to randomly display questions to students.

Unsupported Learn Original Question Types.

The following question types in Learn Original are not supported, and importing these questions into a Learn Ultra course may not work:

  • Either/Or (Use True/False or Multiple choice option instead)
  • File Response (Instructors can enable the ability for students to upload text or files at the end of the assessment instead)
  • Jumbled Sentence (Consider revising to use a different question type or using Fill in the Blank instead)
  • Ordering (Consider revising your question to use a different question type)
  • Quiz Bowl (Consider revising your question to use a different question type)
  • Short Answer (Use Essay type instead)

Adding Elements

Image of learn ultra course content with an assignment highlighted by a red rectangle

Locate the assessment for which you wish to add an element to from your course content and click on the assignment title.

Image of the assignment content page in Blackboard Learn ultra wiht an arrow and a number 1 pointing to the dividing line between elements and an arrow and a number 2 pointing to the Add Content menu.

You will now see the Content and Settings page for the selected assignment: To add elements:

  1. Hover over the dividing line where you wish to add the element and press the + button
  2. Select the element you wish to add from the menu that appears.