Note: This process will encounter problems if there is a question set within a test.

Part 1: Export the Test

Step 1: In the course where the course is located, click on “Course Tools” underneath the Course Management Panel.

Step 2: Select “Tests, Surveys, and Pools”.

Step 3: Click on “Tests”.

Clicking on the "Tests" option

Step 4: Hover over the title of test and click on the Action Link Item (circle) that appears to the right.

Step 5: Select “Export to Local Computer”.

Select the Export to Local Computer button from the action link item menu

Step 6: The file will download as a zip folder. If using a Mac, it is recommended to use Chrome so that the zip folder does not automatically uncompress or unzip.


Part 2: Import the Test

Step 1: Go to the course in which the test should be imported into and click on “Course Tools” underneath the Course Management Panel.

Step 2: Click on “Tests, Surveys, and Pools” and select “Tests”.

Step 3: Click on the “Import Test” button.

Clicking on the Import Test button

Step 4: Click on the “Browse My Computer” button and navigate to the zipped file downloaded in Part 1.

Step 5: Select the folder and click on the “Open” button.

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button. It may take a few minutes to process.

Step 7: Click on the “OK” button when the “Test Import Complete” screen shows.

Test Import Complete screen with log and date

Note: The test will still need to be deployed. Instructions for deploying a test can be found in the Deploy a Test tutorial.

Step 1: Go to the class where the current rubrics need to be exported from. Click on “Course Tools” underneath the Course Management Panel

Step 2: Select “Rubrics”

Step 3: Check the boxes next to the titles of the rubrics that need exported

boxes checked next to the name of the rubrics

Step 4: Click on the “Export” button

export button

Step 5: Select the “Export to Local Computer” option

export list and location options

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button

Step 7: Click on the “Download” button

download button

Step 8: Go to the course where the rubrics need to be imported to. Click on “Course Tools” underneath the Course Management Panel

Step 9: Select “Rubrics”

Step 10: Click on the “Import Rubric” button

import rubric button

Step 11: Click on the “Browse My Computer” button

Find rubric definition file by click on the browse my computer button

Step 12: Click on the .zip folder downloaded from Step 7 and click on the “Open” button

select zip folder

Step 13: Click on the “Ok” button. The rubrics should be imported into the course and ready to be attached to gradable items.

When you export tests from Blackboard Learn to a Mac computer using OS, the zip files will be automatically opened and unzipped. The Safari browser has a setting that you can enable or disable to prevent files from opening after they have been downloaded.

Step 1. Bring up Safari’s Preferences Menu: click on Safari in the main menu, located in the top left hand corner of your screen. When the drop-down list appear, choose Preferences.

safari browser's file drop-down menu

Step 2. Select “General” from the Preferences Menu.

Step 3. Select a folder for your downloaded files to be saved to. The default folder is Downloads.

Step 4. Remove the check mark from the box Open “safe” files after downloading.

safari browser's general preferences window