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How can I create a test? (Ultra)

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A test in Blackboard Ultra is an online exam or quiz activity. To add a new test, from the Course Content page, navigate to where you want to add it. Hover over the location you wish to place the content item. Click the purple plus sign that appears. A menu will appear. Click Create.

Create menu on content page

A side menu will appear. Choose Test.

Test button in Create Item menu

Give the test a title by clicking the default title, erasing it, and typing a new one. If you want to make the test visible to students immediately, click the menu at the top right and choose Visible to students.

Test Title and Visibility Menu


To add content to your assignment like instructions, in the middle of the content area, click the plus sign. A menu will appear. To add text directly onto the test, choose Add text.


Once you have added your instructions, click the Save button. You will use the same process to add all of your test questions. In the content menu, choose the question type you would like to add. Question types will be covered in separate videos. After you add a question, click Save. To add more questions, hover above or below the existing question and click the purple plus sign. Follow the same process. There are additional settings with the test activity, but those will be covered in detail in another video.

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