Blackboard - Taking a Test (exam/quiz)

Where is my test?

Your faculty member will let you know where to find the test.  It could be off the course menu or in the Content area.  Make sure you know where the test is before the date of the exam. 

Navigate to the test or survey and select the title.

On the next page, select Begin.

 

How to access a test.

Don't use the browser's back button during a test or survey as this may cause loss of data. If you have problems during a test, contact your instructor immediately.

 

Take Test or Survey page

At the top of each test or survey, you can view the information about multiple attempts, the timer, navigation, and an optional description and instructions. You're also informed if you must complete the test or survey after you open it. Select the arrows next to the information section to collapse/expand it.

Sample test

 

If your test or survey is timed, you're informed of the instructor's choice. The timer status bar keeps you updated on the time left.

View completed questions. The Question Completion Status section displays a saved icon for each question you have answered. You can select a question number to jump to that question. Select the arrows next to the status section to collapse or expand it.

 

Your answers are auto-saved. You can also select Save Answer next to each question or Save All Answers as you work. When you save an answer, Saved appears in the question's row.

Ready to submit? When you're finished, select Save and Submit. You may see your score immediately if all questions are auto-graded and your instructor releases this information. It is up to the instructor how grades are released. 

 

Timer status bar

When you take a timed test or survey, the remaining time appears on a status bar. Use the arrows next to the timer to collapse or expand it.

time status bar.

Timer warnings appear when half the time, 5 minutes, 1 minute, and 30 seconds remain.

When the remaining time reads 1 minute, 30 seconds, the status bar turns yellow.

At 1 minute, the warning is red, and at 30 seconds, both the status bar and the warning are red.

If you collapse the timer, you won't see the color changes.

remaining time alerts

Your instructor can choose to present questions all-at-once or one-at-a-time.

All-at-once presents all of the questions at the same time. These options are available:

  • Store answers. Select Save All Answers. The Question Completion Status section displays a saved icon for each question you have answered. You may change answers after you save them.
  • Finish the test or survey. Select Save and Submit. You receive a confirmation and a receipt page that states that the test or survey is completed.

A one-at-a-time test presents questions separately. Only one question appears on the screen at a time. You decide when you're ready to move on to the next question. These options are available:

  • Navigate through questions. Use the navigation arrows (<<, <, >, or >>). The Question Completion Status section shows the current location in the test and the overall number of questions. When backtracking is prohibited, the arrows don't appear.
  • Save answers. Select Save All Answers. Questions you answered up to this point are saved.
  • Finish the test or survey. Select Save and Submit. You receive a confirmation and a receipt page that states that the test or survey is completed.

After you complete a test, the performance results you receive depend on the options selected by your instructor. For example, your instructor may only show the final score for one test, while for another test the final score and correct answers are displayed. Feedback includes one or more of these items:

  • Final score for the test
  • Answers submitted
  • Correct answers
  • Feedback for the questions

 

Details

Article ID: 128338
Created
Fri 2/19/21 8:14 AM
Modified
Fri 10/15/21 3:56 PM

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