There is currently a bug in Blackboard Learn which will prevent you from creating short answer or essay test questions. Follow the steps below for a workaround.
If you would like to use add metadata to your questions like keywords or instructor notes, return to Question Settings, check the Question Metadata box, and click Submit.
Information on taking assessments from the student perspective can be found on the Taking Assessments Student Orientation and Resource page. Please share this resource with your students.