World Journal of Chemical Education
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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017, 5(3), 91-93
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-5-3-2
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Auto-Graded Chemical Equation Problems in Online Blackboard Assessments

Jimoh Tijani1,

1Department of General Studies, Jubail Industrial College, P. O. Box 10099, Jubail Industrial City 31961, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: April 19, 2017

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Jimoh Tijani. Auto-Graded Chemical Equation Problems in Online Blackboard Assessments. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017; 5(3):91-93. doi: 10.12691/wjce-5-3-2


This article describes the development and implementation of auto-grade online chemical equation questions, created by using Fill in Multiple Blanks question options on the Blackboard Software. Five categories of questions other than multiple choice questions were effectively implemented in online assessments. This kind of questions may be used for large class online home works, tutorials, and proctored-quizzes.

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