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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Random blocks versus question sets

While creating a test, you can choose to add a random block of questions, and/or a question set. Both features enable you to add a group of questions all at once. However, they meet different teaching needs.

Before we talk about the difference between a question set and random block, let's look at the similarities:

  • Both consist of a group of questions that you specify
  • In both cases, when you add them to a test, you specify how many of the questions from the group the test should display
  • Both give you an easy way to add a specific group of questions to a test, to randomize questions, and to reuse that group of questions on other tests

What is the difference then? Simply put, the main difference between random blocks ...

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