The following are examples of the seven basic types of questions that can be used in Tests and Surveys.
In multiple-choice questions, you ask a question, and students indicate the correct answer by selecting a radio button. There is no limit to the number of answer choices you can create.
True False questions are similar to multiple choice, but have fixed answer options of TRUE and FALSE.
You can also build Fill In The Blank questions, where a student can type a word or series of words into a text field.
Multiple answers are similar to multiple choice, except they permit more than one acceptable answer.
Matching questions are good for items that belong in pairs, such as indicating which word goes with each definition.
Ordering questions permit the student to designate a hierarchy for lists or indicate the correct order of items.
Essay questions are similar to Fill In The Blank questions. You must provide students with a question or statement, and students enter an answer into a text field. Blackboard's software does not grade essay questions automatically as it does for every other question type. An instructor must enter the Online Gradebook and assign points to each essay question. Once this has been completed a final grade can be assigned to the assessment.