Creating a Text Element

This guide will demonstrate how to add a text element to an assignment or to a test.

Assessments with Text or File attachment elements cannot have questions randomized. However, users can create question pools to randomize questions within a set.

Adding a Text Element to a Test or Assignment

Image of an assessment canvase with an arrow and a 1 pointing to the dividing line between elements, and an arrow and a number 2 pointing to the Add Text option in the content menu.

To add a text element to a test or assignment:

  1. Hover over the dividing line between elements and click on the + buttons.
  2. Select Add Text from the menu.
Image of the Blackboard text editor with a 1 in the text editor field and a 2 above the save button.

A text editor will now appear on screen at the selected insertion point.

  1. Enter text into the text editor
  2. Click Save to add text.

Finishing Up

Image of the assessment canvas with the text element added.

The  text item will now be added to the assessment.