Assessment

Online

Contact and send all information below to the: Academic Program Specialist

  1. "Assessment Form" and instructions on "How to Create an Online Assessment"
    • Arrange for your assessment to be entered and scheduled in your Blackboard course.
    • The form requires information regarding the course, assessment availability and length, question randomization, and point value.
    • Send the entire assessment with correct answers marked.
  2. Once the assessment has been created and scheduled in your course, the Assessment Coordinator will contact you and direct you to preview the assessment.
    • You will now be able to view the exam the way the students do.
  3. Send any corrections or additions back to the Assessment Coordinator.
  4. Once the assessment is complete, you can run an item analysis to run an analysis.
  5. Refer to our information regarding EAC.

Note: The Office of Learning Technology requires that the assessment and form be submitted at least five business days prior to the assessment’s opening date.

If you have questions on how to  administer your assessment in your Blackboard course, email online@son.umaryland.edu.

Online Assessment Options

Blackboard Assessment options

Learning Technology (LT) Recommended Assessment Options

Options Multiple Options Description Recommended
Number of Attempts  

You can allow students to take a test or survey multiple times. The status of multiple attempts appears to students at the top of the test or survey. Select Allow Unlimited Attempts to allow students to take it as many times as they want. Select Number of Attempts and provide the amount of attempts.

1 Attempt

 

Time Limit   Set a time limit for finishing a test or survey. As students approach the time limit, a one-minute warning appears.  

Test Availablity

 

Display After Select the date and time when the test or survey will become available to students.  

 

 

Display Until Date and time the test or survey will be made unavailable to students.  
Test Display All at Once Present the entire assessment on one screen.  
  One at a Time Displays one question at a time.
  Prohibit Backtracking Prevents students from going back to questions they have already answered.
  Randomize Questions Display questions in a random order each time the assessment is taken.
Show Test Results Score Displays score only
  Submitted Displays all questions and student submitted answers  
  Correct Displays all questions and correct answers  
  Feedback Displays all questions and instructor-provided feedback  
Exam Results Shown to Students After Submission Individual students will see their results after completing their assessment and thereafter  
  After Close of Exam Individual students will see their results after assessment's end date  
  One time View Individual students will only see their results once, after completing their assessment  
Grades Hidden ON Grades are available to students  
  OFF Grade are unavailable to students until office is further instructed.

NOTE: If EAC report is needed, it's recommended that grades be hidden until the report is generated, to allow changes to assessments.

 

In Class

Test Scoring Service

The University of Maryland Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) provides test scoring services to the University for multiple choice exams using Remark Office OMR, a form-processing software for surveys and tests. This software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes) and barcodes.

Test Submittal Coversheet

Since the Remark system is able to score either single or multiple response assessments on the coversheet, it is important to indicate what type of assessment is being scored. Without this information, test sheets may be scored incorrectly and may require rescoring.