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Susan Mrozowski

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The Question Pool

  • To edit an existing assessment, from the Control Panel, go to content area where it is currently posted e.g., "Assignments"
  • To the right of the assessment, Click "Remove" (Fig 1) - Submit - Ok

  • Fig 1: Remove Assessment from Content Area

    If students have taken this assessment, Blackboard warns you about existing student response data. Please read carefully before making your selection.

    Important: When you remove a survey from the content area, the main assessment template, held in the Survey Manager, is unaffected. This means you can reuse any survey if its template remains in the Survey Manager. Importantly, the assessment and its corresponding student data, when delted, cannot be retrieved.

  • In the Control Panel, return to the Assessments area and Select Survey Manager; Add Survey
  • On the "Survey Information Page," enter a new survey title. Although Blackboard permits the use of an existing assessment title, resist the temptation. Even if the survey is the same, it is very confusing if two surveys exist with duplicate titles.
  • Click Submit; OK
  • From the Survey Canvas, "Add" drop-down menu - Select the question type "From a Question Pool or Assessment" (Fig 2)

    Fig 2: Add a Question Pool

  • Review Creation Settings, if applicable
  • From the Search Pool and Assessments page, select the title of the survey to be copied
  • Click to select Question types - a good choice is "Select All" (Fig 3)

    Fig 3: Question Pool options

  • Click Search
  • On the "Search Pool and Assessments" page, view the questions contained in the original assessment - Review the listing
  • Click "Select All" to check all questions; Submit

Edit Assessment

  • On the Survey Canvas page, view the copy of your original assessment.
  • Review and edit as needed
  • Scroll to bottom of page when you've completed your edits - Click OK
  • When you submit your edits, Blackboard returns to the main Survey Manager page.
  • From here, simply re-post the edited assessment in your chosen content area.
  • See "Post an Evaluation" for instructions to add the edited survey


If you have any questions about creating or editing an assessment, please contact:

Susan Mrozowski