NYIT - Blackboard Test Upload File Creator

This exam converter allows you to use a test in Microsoft Word, and with minimal re-formatting, converts it into a file that you can upload into Blackboard to create a set of questions for use in exams and quizzes. (Overview video: http://goo.gl/v25EC)  (Jump directly to converter.)

1. Format your exam questions in a Word File (.doc) first. See Sample Exam with Instructions and Sample Exam (word). 

    Make sure to add the question type, in front of the question text. (Ex: MC^  Question text...). Do not put the question number in front of the question text. 

MC^ - Multiple Choice

MA^ - Multiple Answer

ESS^ - Essay

TF^ - True / False

MAT^ - Matching Question

    Put an *asterisk directly in front of any correct answers.

Please see this document for more intructions on how to format your Word document.

2. Paste the test (copied from the Word) into the field below

3. When ready, click the convert button. If you're prompted to save a text file, please do so. Some browsers may automatically download this file to your computer with the .txt extension. See Sample .txt file

4. Login to Blackboard and create a test in your course. Then upload the converted file.

go to your course in Blackboard/Control Panel/Course Tools/Tests, Surveys, and Pools

click Test/Build Test. Give it a name, include Description and Instructions. 

click b. Browse for the .txt file you have saved earlier and upload the questions. 

If you are experiencing  any errors when uploading your questions please go back to step One and review the document for more intructions on how to format your Word document.

Need assistance? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning - Olena Zhadko (ozhadko@nyit.edu), Jea Ahn (jahn05@nyit.edu), or Fran Glazer (fglazer@nyit.edu) will be happy to work with you.

Thanks to the Web Systems group in Information Technology and Infrastructure for creating this script!


Paste your formatted exam in this box, then click the button below the box: "Convert to Blackboard Load File"