What Test Options should I apply to my Blackboard Test or Survey? (Staff)

These are the Blackboard Test Options we recommend for Formative (tests) and Summative (exam) assessments.

Open a test or survey's menu and click on Edit the Test Options or Edit the Survey Options

Function

Formative (tests)

Summative (exams)

Test Information

Naming

Give an appropriate name for easy identification

Description

Give a description so students understand what they are doing

Show Instructions to students before they begin the test

Yes

Yes

Open test in new window

No

No

Test Availability

Make the link available

Yes

Yes

Add a new announcement to this test

Up to you

No

Multiple Attempts

Yes

No

Force Completion

No

No

Set Timer

Up to you

No if being taken in a computer room under examination conditions with invigilators.

Up to you otherwise.

Display After and Until

Yes

Yes

Require Password

No

Only if being taken in an examination room

Test Availability Exceptions

Do not set

Do not set

Due Date

Up to you

Do not set

Self-Assessment Options

Include this Test in Grade Centre

Yes

Yes

Show Test Results and Feedback to Students

Up to you

No

Test Presentation

One at a time

Yes

Yes

Prohibit Backtracking

No

No

Randomise Questions

Up to you

Yes

 

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