Blackboard - Show Test Results and Feedback to Students

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No matter what settings you choose in “Show Test Results and Feedback to Students,” students will always be able to see their test scores after they complete the test. If you would not like your students to see their grades, you will have to hide the Grade Center column.

To find the “Show Test Results and Feedback to Students” settings for a quiz or test:

Navigate to the location of the deployed test in your course

Make sure your Edit Mode is ON, (top right of window)

Edit mode setting in Blackboard.

Click the edit menu (accessed by the little button to the right of the test title)

Edit menu.

Click Edit the Test Options.

Edit the Test Options.

Scroll down the page to “Show Test Results and Feedback to Students”

You can choose the options for when students can see the feedback.

test results and feedback

When Options are:


  • After Submission: This is the default option.
  • One-time View: After students submit their test, the selected results and feedback options are in effect for students to view ONCE. However, students can always view the scores they earned unless you hide the Grade Center column from students. Immediately after a student navigates away from the test or survey, any other results and feedback are restricted. You can change the setting -OR- add another rule for a second viewing. A second rule is not combined with the one-time view rule, but is applied separately. 
  • On Specific Date: View results and feedback after the selected date and time.
  • After Due Date: A due date msut be set in the test options.
  • After Availability End Date: The selected results will show after the avaiaiblity end date passes. 
  • After Attempts are graded: After all students submit the test or survey, and all attempts are graded, results and feedback are made available to students. If one or more students do not submit an attempt, you must assign a grade of 0 so that all students can view the chosen results and feedback.

Here are the settings you will see by default:

Default settings.

There are 6 main settings options:

  • Score per question (Automatically set by default) – Shows the overall test scores and the scores earned for each individual question. PLEASE NOTE: if you leave this default box checked, ALL of the exam questions (but not the answer choices) will be available for the student to view after they submit their exam.
  • All Answers – Shows the questions and all answer choices.
  • Correct – Shows the questions and correct answers.
  • Submitted – Shows the questions and the answer choices selected by students.
  • Feedback – Shows the questions and any instructor feedback messages for each question.
  • Show Incorrect Questions – Shows the questions and the answer choices selected by students with an indication that the answer is incorrect.

If you check NONE of the Check-boxes – Shows the overall test score only.

Here are what the students will see based on the above options:

1. Score Per Question (Note: with this default checked, students will see the exam questions):

Score per question.

2. All Answers (Note: Students will not see what they submitted nor will they see right or wrong answers):

All answers.

3. Correct (Note: Only the correct answers will show, not what the student submitted):

correct answers.

4. Submitted (Note: Submitted answers will show with no indication of right or wrong.):


5. Feedback:


6. Show Incorrect Questions:

incorrect answers

If you check NONE of the boxes (only the total score displays):

no boxes checked displays total score displayed out of points possible

If you check ALL of the boxes:

all checkboxes selected displays all questions, with possible answers, with incorrect and correct answers marked, and feedback



Article ID: 117414
Thu 10/1/20 1:44 PM
Fri 10/15/21 3:49 PM