best way to create tests in Bb from Word documents
The easiest way I've found is to use this tool from NWTC or this one from Oklahoma Christian University Test Generator.
The one from NWTC is easier for default setup of some testbanks. Many publishers create testbanks and use an asterisk at the end of correct answer like this:
1. Which of the following is a prime number?a) 4b) 5*c) 6
This matters because you don't have to do much in terms of reformatting.
The tool from Oklahoma Christian University puts the asterisk at the front so you would have to go through and add the asterisk for each correct answer to make it look this:
1. Which of the following is a prime number?a) 4*b) 5c) 6
So here are the exact steps for using the NWTC tool.
Step1: Open a Word Document; I like to copy and paste all the testbank questions into a single word file.
- I might be creating a quiz that covers Chapters 1-5.
- Rather than switching from different files for each chapter, I just copy and paste all the questions from all 5 chapters and than go through and choose the questions I want.
Step 2: Delete any questions you don't want in the test. You don't have to worry about numbering-- as long as there is a number in front of the question.
- In other words, Ch1 might number from 1-20 and Ch2 might start over and number 1-20. You don't have to go through and renumber them all. It's fine as long as there is a number in front of a question.
Step 3: Go to NWTC's tool and copy the questions you want from the first chapter and paste them into the box on the left. Make sure there's a space after your last question and do the same for the questions in your next chapter. Again, the questions do NOT have to be numerically ordered; it's fine as long as there is a number before the question.
- Again, be sure that there is a space between questions and a number, otherwise you risk one question being interpreted as part of the answers of a previous question
Step 4: Click "Generate"
Step 5: Then download the txt file.
Step 6: Go back to Bb and create a new test
Step 7: In the test canvas window, click "Upload Questions" and that's it!