Introduction to Tests, Surveys and PoolsTest Menu

Blackboard tests offers a flexible approach to creating online tests for students. These can be used for formative, summative and under exam conditions assessment.

  • Formative tests can be used to check students learning but also as a revision aid.
  • Summative tests can contribute to the overall mark of a module. These can also be taken under exam conditions in conjunction with our exams team.

Surveys allow you to collect information from students such as module feedback. They work in the same way as tests but don’t include a marked element.

Pools are a store of questions which can be reused in several tests. It also allows you to use the questions to populate tests that produce a random set of questions each time it is taken.

To find out more about pools see our Tests or pools guide.

Setting up tests