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Transcoder to output Blackboard's
quiz import format

This is the javascript version for local, offline use.
It is a programmer's utility written by me for me so it is a bit sparse.
For a version which will also create the output file go here for the online version coded in ASP.

Test examples are already showing in the top text area as an example. Just replace this with your own prepared text.

Create your own questions in any of these formats in a separate text editor such as Notepad then copy and paste them into the text area below
(replacing the starter examples).

(Javascript version - showing starter example text)

Copy the text below then paste into a text editor such as Notepad and save as a file.
In Blackboard choose this file from your local computer for the import in the test creator section.


Text-File Format Examples

Can be pasted into the top text area to test the quiz tool and see expected output

// a Double slash is for a comment
| vertical bar is a separator between correct or incorrect designations and the answer
it is also used to separate various options in a fill in the blank questions and for matching choices
Note that a 0=false/incorrect and a 1=true/correct

Fill in the blank

(first example has one allowed answer, second example has multiple possible answers separated by a vertical bar | )

For Single Blanks

FIB
The [fair use] doctrine allows use of copyrighted material which contributes to creation of new work and which are not likely to deprive authors and publishers of income for their work

FIB
The [taller|higher|larger] object dominates the landscape.

For Multiple Blanks

FIB_PLUS
Mount [Whitney] in Alaska was renamed to Mount [Denali] recently

FIB_PLUS
[Charles] Mingus was a [jazz|bebop|bop|hard bop] musician.

 

Multiple Choice

// 0 or f or false or incorrect or i == all the same, any case (upper, lower)
// 1 or -1 or t or true or correct or c == all the same, any case (upper, lower)

MC
How many states in the United States?
0|48
1|50
0|13

Multiple Answer

MA
Which of the following are states in the United States of America
1|Missouri
0|Ukraine
1|Alabama
0|Leicester
0|Sonora
1|Nevada

True False also 1/-1 or 0 or the rest as above (both examples give the same output)

True ::::: 1, -1 and true produce the same output for import by BB

TF
1|The capital of the United States is Washington, DC.

TF
-1|The capital of the United States is Washington, DC.

TF
true|The capital of the United States is Washington, DC.

Or

False :::: 0 and false produce the same output for import by BB

TF
false|The capital of the United States is Philadelphia

TF
0|The capital of the United States is Philadelphia

Order items

ORD
Put the following internet/web events and technical devices/developments in order
Packet Switching
ARPANET
Email
Ethernet
CERN Phone Book
WorldWideWeb

Matching

MAT
Match the car model with its manufacturer
Fusion|Ford
Sebring|Daimler-Chrysler
Altima|Nissan