This video covers how to locate tests or quizzes in your Blackboard course, as well as recommendations for which browsers are most effective.
If your course assignments include tests or quizzes, these will typically be
located within the weekly content area they are due, or your instructor will notify you when
they are open and where to
find them inside the course.
When you locate the assessment, you may begin by clicking on the title of the test or quiz. Read
the test instructions closely to see if the test is timed, if it submits automatically when the time is
up, if you are allowed to save and resume later and if
you are allowed to retake it.
When you’re ready, click begin.
Once you’ve begun a test, do not close the window or click the refresh or back button. Printing
or screen grabbing a test or quiz is strictly prohibited.
Keep in mind we highly recommend using Firefox when taking a test or quiz, instead of
Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer and other browsers have been known to have compatibility
issues with Blackboard and may cause unwanted
If you encountered an error during the test, first ensure you have the most updated Firefox
browser and Java application. If you need assistance updating Firefox or Java, contact the
Service Desk at
. If you were kicked out of
the test or quiz, you will need to
contact your instructor to request that it be reset. Your instructor will use their discretion
whether or not to reset a test or quiz as they are the only person with the authority to do so. If
the test is timed, the tim
er starts once you click begin and you can track your progress at the top
of the page.
Warnings appear when half the time, 5 minutes, 1 minute and 30 seconds remains. Your
answers save automatically or you can click Save Answer as you go. After answering all of the
questions, click Save and Submit.
our instructor allows, you can s
exit the test and reenter to finish your
the exam later for grading. However, for timed exams it’s important to
know that if you click Save All Answers and exit the test, the clock continues to run and the
exam will automatically be submitted when the clock runs out.
You will see a confirmation when the test has been submitted.
Click OK to view your test results. It’s important to note that results for exams with essays and
short answers will not be available until your instructor has graded them. Your instructor may
choose to not show you your results until after all the tests have been submitted and graded.
You can check your grade in My Grad
es from within the Tools menu.
on viewing test results in My Grades will be provided in a later video in this