The Test tool in Blackboard is the only tool where you set the number of points per question, rather than for the entire assessment. You can make each question worth the same number of points, or each question can be worth a different number of points. Please note that if you are using a randomized bank of test questions, it's important to make all of the test questions the same point value, otherwise, different students will be able to earn a different amount of points for the same test. Once you have created questions for your test, you can change the point value per question or for all questions at once.
- To change the number of points for a single question:
- Navigate to the location the test is deployed in your course (where students will access the test). To the right of the test name, click Edit the Test. Or, navigate to Course Tools on the Control Panel and click Tests, Surveys, and Pools. Click the chevron to the right of the test name and select Edit.
- To the right of the question, click the Points field to open the points editor.
- Type the number of points you want that question to be worth in the points field.
- Click Submit. The points for this one question have been updated.
- Once you have finished updating all of the points for the test, click Ok to exit the editor.
- You can also change the points possible for all questions at once. This is especially helpful if your test contains a lot of questions. To change the number of points for every question:
- Above your first question and next to Select, click All. You'll see that there is a blue box with a white checkmark in it to the left of each question. This indicates that each of the questions is selected.
- Just below the option to select all, you will see a Points field. Enter the number of points each question is worth. Note: this is the number of points for each question, not a total of all questions.
- Click Update.
Note that if students have already taken the test, new grades are recalculated for all previously submitted assessments, though this only applies to question types that are automatically graded, such as multiple choice and true/false.