Are these items must-haves before your educators will be able to use Tests in Bb Learn Ultra?
At the minimum, yes!
I remember when we lost the test regrade option in bulk when we moved from Vista. It was hard to explain how the move was considered to be an improvement.
I do have some who grade written answers by the question just to make sure that they are more consistent in their grading.
Does randomization include question sets and pools? Does it also include the randomization of possible answers in individual multiple choice questions except "All of the Above" or "None of the Above"? Hope so.
Thank you for this input, Rick. I appreciate it. As far as randomization goes, we wouldn't be losing or removing any functionality that exists today. We're really looking for input on the prioritization of getting the current features from the Original course view to Ultra. So what you've provided here is great feedback that I'll take back to the team.
I guess I'm mostly +1ing Rick, but...
Test regrade is an essential for launch.
Many of my faculty still don't know about the grade by question option, but each who tries it swears by the feature.
If randomization has to be ranked, I'd say first randomize questions from pools, then randomize order of answers in questions, then randomize order of questions. I've got faculty who build their multiple choice questions always making the first answer the correct one, since the random order of answer makes that one less click.
Realistically I would get massive complaints if any of these features were not available at Ultra launch on campus.
Another item needed for tests is an item-analysis tool that could actually export the results in a format a person can read offline. Item analysis is not only needed for the obvious use of writing better tests but we have a department that gives an exit exam to evaluate its program through item analysis of the test. I have heard of another program that gave a certification exam that then had to turn in an item analysis of its students efforts.
That's an interesting use case and one I don't believe I've heard before relative to Item Analysis. For this program evaluation, is that one course only? One assignment only? One or more assignments across multiple courses? Are all submissions reviewed or only a sampling? This sounds similar to what our Outcomes product is designed for, but I'd like to hear more about how you're using Item Analysis to meet the need.
As an instructor, all three are really important, especially when working with a large class.
Unrelated to this, but equally important, I would love to see an ability to enable "Force Completion" on an exam, but still have a way to get back into the exam if it is exited by accident. Right now there is a security issue in Blackboard exams that allow someone remote to take the exam for them if the University network isn't setup to be able to use the block by IP address feature
Yes, Yes, and Yes.
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