Question Banks

A collection of questions forms a question bank that is stored for repeated use.  Question banks can store questions within categories and the categories can be limited to being used on the site, course, or assessment level.  Question banks can be imported for use in assessments in your courses. Instructors typically use banks to create a database of questions they can reuse in multiple assessments.

When you select bank questions for an assessment, copies of the questions are created and added to the assessment. You can create, preview, and edit the copies in your assessment and note that other assessments are not affected. Changes you make to one instance of the question or content are not reflected in the other instances. If you want changes to show in all instances, you must find and edit each copied instance.

How to Import question banks to a Blackboard Ultra Course

Step 1: From the Course Content page under Details & Actions panel select Manage banks

Step 2: On the Question banks page select the plus icon and browse for one or more zip files to import (note only zip files are supported).

As the file imports, you can view the supported question types. You’ll receive a success message when the file imports successfully. You’ll also receive a message if the file or some question types were not uploaded.

The most recently imported question bank appears at the top of the list.  An exclamation icon appears with banks where one or more unsupported questions were removed.

Supported Question types

These supported question types appear in a question bank after import:

  • Calculated Formula
  • Essay
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Fill in Multiple Blanks
  • Matching
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Answer
  • True/False

Delete Question Banks

When you delete a question bank on the Question Banks page, the bank is permanently removed from your course. If you copied questions from the bank into one or more assessments, those questions remain in your assessments after you delete the bank. However, you cannot delete question banks used in question pools.

Updated on 16/03/2022

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