Tests are created in the Numbas Editor, which you can log in to with your University credentials.
Creating a New Test:
To create a test you do not necessarily need to write new questions. The Numbas Editor is also accessible to the wider community, and there are several thousand questions which have been licensed for re-use. The simplest way to create a test is to browse the Numbas Editor and fill up a basket of existing questions. Refer to the Numbas documentation for details, which will walk you through the process of finding and collating questions into a test.
An excellent place to start is the Content created by Newcastle University project on the editor, which contains material developed by the e-learning unit in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.
Creating New Questions:
You may well wish to add your own questions to your test. Here is a short video which describes how to create your first (very simple) question:
Of course Numbas is capable of creating very sophisticated questions and we recommend consulting the Numbas documentation for more information.
Once you have a test, you can find out how to add your Numbas test to Blackboard
Numbas is developed by the e-learning unit in the School of Mathematics & Statistics. If you have any questions or are interested in using Numbas in your course please Chris Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org