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Blackboard - Acceptable File Types

In Blackboard, Instructors can upload test questions into a Test using a document saved as a Text file, (extension .txt ). This document can contain multiple questions of different types in a single file. Each question must be formatted in one of the following ways:

Question Formats

True/False Questions
TF       Question text. true
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. Only indicate true or false, not both.

Essay Questions
ESS       Question text. Example answer
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. The Example answer is an optional piece of information.

Multiple Choice Questions
MC       Question text. Answer1 incorrect       Answer2 correct Answer3 incorrect
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. There can be up to 20 answer selections for each question. There should be only one Answer that is indicated at correct, all others should be set to incorrect.

Multiple Answer Questions
MA       Question text. Answer1 correct Answer2 correct Answer3 incorrect
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. This question type follows the same format as the Multiple Choice question with the exception that more than one Answer can be indicated as correct.

Ordering Questions
ORD       Question text. First       Second       Third
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. Place all answers in the correct order as Blackboard will randomly select the display order.

Matching Questions
MAT       Question text. Answer A       Match A Answer B       Match B Answer C       Match C
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. The system will randomly order the answers and the matching text. When building Matching questions in a text file, there must be an equal number of answers and matches.

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions
FIB       Question text. Answer1 Answer2 Answer3
There must be a TAB between each piece of the question. You can have multiple correct answers for a fill in the blank question.