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					    SECTION 5: UPLOADING IMAGES

          How do I add images to the other pages in my Blackboard site?
          How do I add a MS Word file with images to my Blackboard site?
          How do I add an image to a quiz or survey question?


    How do I add images to a Content Area in my Blackboard
    Site?
     There are two main methods. They are:


    Uploading the File:

          Go to the course Control Panel.
          Under Content Areas, select the section to which you wish to add the document (e.g., Course
     Documents).
          Click "Add Item".
          Go to the Content Attachments section.
          Click the "Browse" button and select the image to be uploaded (only use .gif or .jpg formats).
          Enter the Name of Link to File, using the file type (e.g., jpg Image). This helps inform your browser
     how to handle the file.
          Under Special Action, select "Display Media File within the Page".
          Click "Submit".
          You will receive a Multimedia Options screen. This will allow you to set various preferences (border,
     alignment, etc.) of how the image will appear in your page.
          Click "Submit" once again.


    Using HTML:

           Go to the course Control Panel.
           Under Content Areas, select the section to which you wish to add the document (e.g., Course
     Documents).
           Click "Add Item".
           Type the name of the document and any introductory text.
           Go to the Text Box and type the beginning of an image tag. Enter the text in the following format :
     <img src="imagename.gif"> or <img src = "imagename.jpg"> (depending on which image type you wish to
     use) where the word imagename is replaced by the name of the image file you want to include. For example,
     if you had a graphic of a car in .gif format you might have named it car.gif. Therefore, when entering your
     text in Blackboard you would insert <img src="car.gif"> at the position in the text where the graphic should
     appear. (This bit of code is actually the HTML tag for the image.) Click "Submit".
           You will get a "Missing Images Detected" message. This is perfectly normal. Just click the Browse
     button.
           When you click the Browse button, you will be able to browse through the various drives on your
     computer. Locate the image you want to include and click "Open".
           Click "Submit".


    How do I add a MS Word file with images to my Blackboard
    site?
     The easiest way to do this is by adding a document as an attachment

     To do so:


          Go to the Control Panel
          Under "Control Areas", click the Content Area in which you wish to add the document.
          Fill in the "Content Information".
          In the "Content Attachments" section, "Browse for the document that you wish to attach.
          Click "Submit".


     If you wish to have the document appear within the Blackboard site itself, the process is slightly more
     complicated.

     To do so:
          Check the document in MS Word to ensure that everything looks as you want, and then save the file.
          Once you've saved the Word document, go back to the File menu in MS Word and choose "Save as
    HTML" ("Save as Web Page", in Word 2000).
          Name the document as you wish, but make sure you know where it will be saved (you will need to
    know this later on). The computer's desktop or, on a PC, the C: drive are good choices.
          Word will close your original file and open up a new HTML version. Choose "HTML Source" (under the
    View menu).
          Select All (either manually, or from the Edit menu), and "copy" it (also under the Edit menu).
          Now go to the Control Panel of your Blackboard web site.
          Select, under Content Areas, the section to which you wish to add the document (e.g., Course
    Documents). Click "Add Item".
          Pick a title (or enter one of your own).
          Paste the HTML source you have just copied into the Text Box, and make sure you select the HTML
    button beneath the box.
          Click "Submit".
          You will get one or more "missing images detected" messages. Do not worry. Just click the "Browse
    button".
          Find the images that go with your document. Your images will have been saved in a folder in the same
    place as your HTML document, with names like "Image1.gif." Blackboard will identify the file name for you.
    The file name must be repeated in the file input box by using the "Browse" command. Make sure that you
    select the images generated when you saved as HTML, not the original ones that you inserted in your Word
    file.
          Click "Submit".


    How do I add an image to a quiz or survey question?
    Note: Only .gif, .jpeg, and .jpg images may be displayed.


           Go to the Control Panel.
           Click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager") under "Assessment" (depending on what type of
    assessment you are creating).
           Either create a new test (or survey) by clicking "Add Test" (or "Add Survey") or modify an existing test
    (or survey) by clicking "Modify" to the right of the assessment. This will take you inside the "Test Canvas" (or
    "Survey Canvas").
           Click "Creation Settings" in the upper right-hand corner. You can change the settings by clicking on the
    boxes to the left of each option. Depending on where you want the images, you can click either "Add images,
    files, and URLs to questions", or "Add images and files to answers", or both.
           Click "Submit".


    Once you have done this, you will be given the option to browse for an image or file when you create a new
    question or modify and existing question. This option will remain for the rest of the test (or survey) unless
    you choose to change the settings again.

    Note: Altering the settings later on in the test (or survey) creation process will not erase links to images that
    you have already added to your questions.

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    SECTION 6: ASSESSMENTS

        How do I create a test (or survey)?
        What's the difference between the Test Manager (or Survey Manager) and the Gradebook?
        What is the difference between a test and a survey?
        What types of questions can I create in the Test Manager (or Survey Manager)?
        How do I modify a test or survey question?
        How do I add categories and keywords to test (or survey) questions?
        How do I specify the default point value for questions?
        How do I add images, files and URLs to test or survey questions?
        How do I add images and files to test or survey answers?
        How can I get customized feedback for each correct or incorrect question?
        How can I create equations with scientific and mathematical notation within the question text and
    answer items?
        How can I add tests to a Content Area?
        I see how to add a Test to a Content Area, but how do I add a Survey?
           What options are available for tests when they are displayed within a Content Area? (e.g., time limits,
     password protection, etc.)
           How does a timed test work?
           Students who use Mac are having trouble with the timer display when taking assessments. What is
     wrong?
           What options are available for Test Feedback?
           What options are available under Test Presentation from a Content Areas? (e.g., randomize questions,
     prohibit backtracking, etc.)
           Is it possible to modify tests after they are given without losing previous results?
           How do I review student results?
           How do I make a quiz unavailable without losing my Gradebook entries?
           How do I view student work while entering grades in the Gradebook without losing the grades I
     already entered?
           Is there a way I can ask the students to evaluate the course so far and have them respond
     anonymously?
           One of my students was taking a survey, but lost his data when he re-sized the browser window. He
     tried to start over, but the system would not let him. Is there any way to let him take the survey over?
           Why are my students Fill in the Blank answers being marked wrong by Blackboard in an assessment
     when their given answers appear to match the correct answer exactly?


    How do I create a test (or survey)?

           Go to the Control Panel
           Click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager") under the Assessments area.
           Click "Add Test".
           Fill out the Test Info page and click "Submit".
           Then add questions on the Test Canvas page.


    What's the difference between the Test Manager (or Survey
    Manager) and the Gradebook?
     The Test Manager and Survey Manager allow Instructors to create and organize tests and surveys, with
     multiple question types, timed tests, and instant feedback to students and statistical reports for student
     answers. For more information see the FAQ on the difference between a test and a survey. Instructors can
     modify the point value of each question, and results are automatically recorded in the Online Gradebook.

     The Online Gradebook posts all student grades associated with assessments and can also accommodate
     scores for essay questions and grades for work completed outside of Blackboard. Assessments that are not
     made available are not viewable from the Online Gradebook.

    What is the difference between a test and a survey?

    Test:

           Allows Instructor to give feed-back.
           Records grades for individual users.
           Allows Instructor to use the Gradebook.
           Has point values associated with each question.


    Survey:

           Records answers anonymously.
           A checkmark appears in the Gradebook next to the name of any user who has completed the survey.


     Quizzes are more appropriate for evaluations where the student's answers need to be recorded. Surveys
     would be more useful for polls, such as end of class evaluations, where each student's anonymity is
     necessary.

    What types of questions can I create in the Test Manager
    (or Survey Manager)?
     Multiple Choice—Users choose one answer by selecting a radio button.
     True/False—Users select whether they think that a question is true of false.
    Multiple Answer—Allows users to choose more than one answer to a question.
    Ordering—Requires users to put answers in the correct order.
    Matching—Provides two columns for users to match appropriately.
    Fill in the Blank—Answers are evaluated on an exact text match.
    Essay—Users are allowed to type, or cut and paste an answer into a text field. Answers must be graded
    manually.
    Random Block—Instructor can add a random group of questions from the question pool into an assessment.
    Note: Random Blocks can not be included in a Survey or Pool.
    From Question Pool or Assessment—Allows Instructor to add previously created questions to an assessment.
    Upload Questions—Allows Instructor to browse their hard drive to upload previously created questions.

    How do I modify a test or survey question?

          Go to the Control Panel.
          Under Assessments, click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager").
          Click "Modify" to the right of the test (or survey) that you wish to modify.
          You will then be given the option to either modify the test (or quiz) info or to modify a specific
    question. You can do this by clicking "modify" to the right of the item you wish to change.
          Once you have altered the item, scroll down and click "Submit".


    How do I add categories and keywords to test (or survey)
    questions?

          Go to the Control Panel.
          Click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager") under "Assessment" (depending on what type of
    assessment you are creating).
          Either create a new test (or survey) by clicking "Add Test" (or "Add Survey") or modify an existing test
    (or survey) by clicking "Modify" to the right of the assessment. This will take you inside the "Test Canvas" (or
    "Survey Canvas").
          Click "Creation Settings" in the upper right-hand corner. You can change the settings by clicking on the
    boxes to the left of each option.
          Select the box to the right of "Add categories and keywords to questions".
          Scroll down and click "Submit".


    If you choose to add categories and keywords to questions you will now be given that option whenever you
    create questions for this quiz.

    Note: Altering the settings later on in the test (or survey) creation process will not erase the categories and
    keywords that you have already added to your questions.

    How do I specify the default point value for questions?

            Go to the Control Panel.
            Click "Test Manager" in the Assessment Area.
            Click the test for which you want to set the default point value. The Test Canvas will open.
            Click "Creation Settings".
            Select the box to the right of "Specify default point values for questions" and type in the default point
    count.
            Scroll down and click "Submit".


    How do I add images, files and URLs to test or survey
    questions?
    Note: Only gif, jpeg, and jpg images may be displayed.


          Go to the Control Panel.
          Click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager") under "Assessment" (depending on what type of
    assessment you are creating).
          Either create a new test (or survey) by clicking "Add Test" (or "Add Survey") or modify an existing test
    (or survey) by clicking "Modify" to the right of the assessment. This will take you inside the "Test Canvas" (or
    "Survey Canvas").
          Click "Creation Settings" in the upper right hand-corner. You can change the settings by clicking on the
    boxes to the left of each option.
          Select the box to the right of "Add images, files and URLs questions".
          Scroll down and click "Submit".


     Once you have done this, you will be given the option to browse for an image or file when you create a new
     question or modify and existing question. This option will remain for the rest of the test (or survey) unless
     you choose to change the settings again.

     Note: Altering the settings later on in the test (or survey) creation process will not erase links to images that
     you have already added to your questions.

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    How do I add images and files to test or survey answers?
     Note: Only .gif, .jpeg, and .jpg images may be displayed.


           Go to the Control Panel.
           Click "Test Manager" (or "Survey Manager") under "Assessment" (depending on what type of
     assessment you are creating).
           Either create a new test (or survey) by clicking "Add Test" (or "Add Survey") or modify an existing test
     (or survey) by clicking "Modify" to the right of the assessment. This will take you inside the "Test Canvas" (or
     "Survey Canvas").
           Click "Creation Settings" in the upper right-hand corner. You can change the settings by clicking on the
     boxes to the left of each option.
           Select the box to the right of "Add images and files to answers".
           Scroll down and click "Submit".


     Once you have done this, you will be given the option to browse for an image or file when you create a new
     question or modify and existing question. This option will remain for the rest of the test (or survey) unless
     you choose to change the settings again.

     Note: Altering the settings later on in the test (or survey) creation process will not erase links to images that
     you have already added to your questions.

    How can I get customized feedback for each correct or
    incorrect question?

          Go to the Control Panel.
          Click "Test Manager" in the Assessment Area.
          Click the test for which you want to set the customized feedback. The Test Canvas will open.
          Click "Creation Settings".
          Select the box to the right of "Provide feedback for individual answers".
          Scroll down and click "Submit".


     If you choose to provide feedback for individual answers, you will now be given that option when you create
     questions for this quiz.

    How can I create equations with scientific and
    mathematical notation within the question text and answer
    items?
     In every Text Area, scientific and mathematical code can be inserted.

     At the bottom of the Text Area, if you click the "+" sign the WebEQ Equation Editor page will open, if you
     click the Sigma, the MathML Equation Editor page will open.


    WebEQ Equation Editor:

     Click the "+" to open the WebEQ window. The WebEQ Equation Editor window will open. Choose a previous
     equation you want to reuse, adjust one that has already been defined, or choose a name for a new equation.
     Use the menus just under the equation name to help you write the equation, and select "Add". When you
     return to the document page, you can click "Preview" to see the text and equation.


    MathML Equation Editor:
        MathML is a mathematical Markup Language and is a product of the W3 group. Click the Sigma sign to open
        the MathML window. The MathML Equation Editor window will open. Choose a previous equation you want to
        reuse, adjust one that has already been defined, or choose a name for a new equation. Adjust or include the
        MathML code. Select "Add". When you return to the document page, you can click "Preview" to see the text
        and equation.

        For more information on the WebEQ Equation Editor and the MathML Equation Editor see the FAQ on
        integrating the new Math and Science Equation Editor into the Content Area and Assessments.

        How can I add tests to a Content Area?
        Note: tests must be created first in order to be available in any Content Area. If a test is created within a
        Content Area it will be available to just that Content Area.

        To add a test to a Content Area:


             Go to the Control Panel.
             Click the Content Area where you wish to put the test.
             Click "Add Test", and then select a test that has already been created.
             Click "Submit" and the Modify Test page will appear.
             You will then be given the option to "Modify the Test" or "Modify the Test Options".
             If you choose to do so, make your changes, and click "Submit".


        I see how to add a test to a Content Area, but how do I
        add a Survey?

              Go to the Control Panel.
              Go into the Content Area to which you wish to add the survey.
              At the top right of the page you will see a drop down menu that says "Learning Unit". Click the arrows
        to the right of the drop down menu and select "Survey".
              Then click "GO". Here you can either create a new survey or select an existing survey.
              Once you have done so, scroll down and click "Submit".


        What options are available for tests within when they are
        displayed within a Content Area? (e.g., time limits,
        password protection, etc.)
        After a test has been added to a Content Area, the Test or the Test Options can be modified.


             Go to Control Panel.
             Click the Content Area which contains the test you wish to modify.
             Click "Modify" to the right of that test.
             Select "Modify the Test Options".
             Choose from the following Test Availability options:
    o                  Should Test be launched in its own window?
    o                  Should the link to the Test be made visible?
    o                  Should students be allowed to take test multiple times?
    o                  Shall a time limit for the test be set?
    o                  Should the Display time for this test be limited?
    o                  Do you wish to have a password on this test?
    o                  Should students only see the final score?
    o                  Shall student answers be displayed?
             Scroll down and click "Submit".


        How does a timed test work?
        Timed test behave in the following way:


          Browser displays a "countdown" and a one-minute warning appears, but there is no signal to the user
    when the time limit expires. Note: This does appear when using a Mac. For more information see the FAQ on
    students who use Mac having trouble with the timer display.
          Timing feature does not prevent students from submitting a quiz past the allotted time. They are able
    to continue the quiz beyond the limit with the following results:
  o                A red exclamation point will appear in the Gradebook for that item—the Instructor may
      adjust the score by going into the student's assessment (by clicking on the exclamation point) and
      resubmitting it.
    o                 A message will appear at the top of the completed quiz noting the amount of time by which
         the student exceeded the limit.


        Students who use Mac are having trouble with the timer
        display when taking assessments. What is wrong?
        With Netscape, when taking an assessment, the time elapsed does not display and the one minute left
        warning does not appear. With Internet Explorer, the time elapsed does not display but the one minute left
        warning does appear as expected.

        What options are available for Test Feedback? (e.g., score
        only, detailed results, etc...).
        After a test has been added to a Content Area, the Test or the Test Options can be modified.


             Go to Control Panel.
             Click the Content Area which contains the test you wish to modify.
             Click "Modify" to the right of that test.
             Select "Modify the Test Options".
             Choose from the following Test Feedback options:
    o                  Score only
    o                  Detailed Results
    o                  Show Correct Answers
    o                  And/or Detailed Results, Correct Answers and Feedback
             Scroll down and click "Submit".


        What options are available under Test Presentation from a
        Content Areas? (e.g., randomize questions, prohibit
        backtracking, etc.)
        After a test has been added to a Content Area, the Test or the Test Options can be modified.


             Go to Control Panel.
             Click the Content Area which contains the test you wish to modify.
             Click "Modify" to the right of that test.
             Select "Modify the Test Options".
             Choose from the following Test Presentation modes:
    o                  All at Once
    o                  Question
    o                  Prohibit Backtracking
    o                  And/or Randomize Questions
             Scroll down and click "Submit".


        Is it possible to modify tests after they are given without
        losing previous results?
        If the Instructor modifies an Assessment after a student has submitted it, the student will view the modified
        Assessment when they view their grade and feedback. They will not be able to view the test they took.

        How do I review student results?

             Go to the Control Panel.
             Click "Gradebook" under "Assessments". Here you will be able to see a spreadsheet view of your
        students and their grades for different assessments.


    To view the results for one student in particular:

              Click the student's name.
              Then click either "User Grade List" (to view a listing of that student's grades for all assessments in the
        course) or "User Detail" (to view "Average Points/Assessment", "Assessment Average", and "Total Points" for
        that student for all assessments in the course).


    To view the results for one assessment in particular:

             Click the name of that assessment.
         Then click either "Item Grade List" (to view all student results for that assessment) or "Item Detail" (to
    view "Points Possible", "Item Weight", "Category Weight", "Total Points", "Class Average", "Standard
    Deviation", "Variance", "High Score", and "Low Score" for that assessment).




    How do I make a quiz unavailable without losing my
    Gradebook entries?
    Blackboard version 6 has a new feature called, "Remove Test Link" that allows you to remove a link to a test
    without making the test unavailable and loosing the grades in the Gradebook.

    To remove a test link:


         Go to the Control Panel.
         Click the Content Area that contains the link.
         Click "Modify" button to the right of the test link.
         Go to "Test Availability".
         Click "No" for "Do you want to make the link visible?" This will remove the link, but leave the grades in
    the Gradebook.


    How do I view student work while entering grades in the
    Gradebook without losing the grades I already entered?
    This FAQ relates to how, when using the "View by Item" window to enter grades for all members of your
    class, if you leave and then return to that page, all previous un-saved entries are gone.

    If you are partially through a list of Gradebook entries and wish to access another web page, either first
    submit the already entered grades (you can add the rest later) or open a second browser window in which to
    browse leaving the Gradebook window open in the background.

    Is there a way I can ask the students to evaluate the
    course so far and have them respond anonymously?
    Yes. Creating a survey in the "Survey Manager" under the Assessment Area of the Control Panel handles just
    such needs.

    Student responses to the online survey will be anonymous. You will be able to tell only if a student took the
    survey or not.

    Students can also be allowed to respond anonymously to threads in the Discussion Board, but that format
    does not lend itself so readily to questionnaires.

    One of my students was taking a survey, but lost his data
    when he re-sized the browser window. He tried to start
    over, but the system would not let him. Is there any way
    to let him take the survey over?
    If a student taking a single-attempt Blackboard quiz experiences a network difficulty, a loss of Internet
    connection or simply does not submit their attempt before logging out of Blackboard, they will not be able to
    continue or re-take the quiz until an Instructor has cleared their attempt.

    This can be done on a student-by-student basis.

    To do so:


          Go to the Control Panel.
          Click the "Gradebook" in the Assessments Area.
          Locate the student's attempt from the spreadsheet, this will be indicated by a ? rather than a score.
    Click the "?" to view the student's attempt.
          Click the "Clear Attempt" button to clear the attempt and reset the Gradebook. The student can now
    re-take the test.


    Why are my students Fill in the Blank answers being
    marked wrong by Blackboard in an assessment when their
    given answers appear to match the correct answers
    exactly?
Some problems may arise when you copy and paste text into Blackboard assessments from a Microsoft Word
document. When answers include quotation marks (" ") or apostrophes ( ' ) hidden characters may be
present when pasted from a Word document. To resolve and prevent this problem, we suggest copying and
pasting text only from plain text files (.txt) into assessments or typing the question and answer directly into
the text boxes. By doing this, you can be sure that your students' answers will match the correct answers
whether they type out their response or copy and paste from the question itself.

				
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