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Import or Export Tests, Surveys, and Pools

This information applies only to the Original Course View.

In the Original Course View, you can export and import tests, surveys, and pools to use in other courses or share with other instructors.

You export tests, surveys, and pools as ZIP files that you or other instructors can import into other courses.

You can also import test banks and question pools from your textbook publisher. Check your specific publisher's website for instructions on how to export and save the questions in a format that is compatible for import into Blackboard Learn.

Watch a video about exporting and importing tests and surveys

This video explains how to export a test or survey from one course and import it into another course.

Video: How to export or import a test or survey

Import a test, survey, or pool

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the Tests, Surveys, and Pools page, select the item you want to import, such as Pools.
  3. Select Import.
  4. On the Import page, browse for the file from your computer or your course's file repository: Course Files or the Content Collection.
  5. Select Submit.

Export a test, survey, or pool

  1. Access the menu for a test, survey, or pool and select Export.
  2. Select OK in the pop-up window to save the file.

If your institution has access to the content management features, two export options appear in the menu. To save the file to your computer, select Export to Local Computer. To save the file in the Content Collection, select Export to Content Collection.


You can import only test, survey, and pool ZIP files exported from Blackboard Learn.

If they're in the proper format, you can import tests and surveys created by others at other institutions or created in older versions of Blackboard Learn.