Blackboard (Faculty) - Tests, Surveys, and Pools: Deploy Test in Content Area

This document provides an overview of how to deploy a test in a Content Area.

Deploy Test in Content Area

Once a test or survey is created, it must be deployed or linked within a content area or folder.

  1. Select the content area or folder you wish to deploy the test or survey.
  2. From the menu bar, click on Assessments, then click on Tests (or Survey).
  3. Select the test. The most recently created tests are at the bottom of the list. The tests are not in alphabetical order.
  4. Click Submit.

You will be sent to the "Test Options" page. The test is not available until you make it available with settings.

Test Options

Test Information

Name: The name originally given to the test is displayed. You may change that name here if you wish.

Content Link Description: The description has also carried offer from when you created the test. This may also be changed here.

Open test in a new window: This option is defaulted to no. Opening the test in a new window will allow student the option to search the course for materials or open other browser windows while the test is still open. If you do not want this, leave the option No.

Test Availability

Make link available: Set to Yes. This must be set to Yes even if you have adaptive release rules set (see below).

Add a new announcement: Yes will send an announcement when the test opened.

Multiple Attempts: Check this box if you wish to allow your student to take a test more than once. Once the box is check, determine if you want to allow

  • Unlimited attempts - useful if the quiz is for assessing if a chapter is read or if you want to use this test for student to self check their understanding.
  • Number of attempts - useful if students get kicked out of a test.

Each attempt will be saved and you will be able to see the results of each attempt.

Score attempts using: Select which attempt will be calculated into the Grade Center.

Forced Completion: Once started, the test will have to be completed. It can not be saved and returned. If this option is selected, students will not be able to review the test questions, save the test, look up answers and return to the test. However, if students do get kicked out of a test with forced competition, you will have to go back and reset the test for them to retake it.

Set Timer: This option is recommend to limit the time students spend on the test. Estimate how long it should take students to answer each question and give a little extra time. For example, if the test has 25 multiple choice questions, allow 30 minutes to take the test. This will help ensure that the students do not have time to look up answers online or from a text book.

Auto-submit: When the auto submit is on, the test will save and automatically submit when the time has expired. With auto submit off, the user will be given the option to continue after the time expires.

Display After and Display Until: This sets that adaptive release of the link to the test for a specific date and time. This does not determine how long a student can take the test (Set Time). For example, if the link to a test is set to display until 10pm and the students have 1 hour to take the test, the students can click on the test link as late as 9:59pm and have until 10:59pm (1 hour) to finish the test.

Password: this is optional. A password typed in here must be given to the students or they will not be able to access the test. When using Respondus Lockdown Browser, do not put a password in this box.

Test Availability Exception

This area is used to override the above settings for individual students or groups. This is where you identify students who need extra time to take a test due to DSS polices, or for student that have to retake a test.

Due Date

The Due Date will trigger notifications in the Planner area and will mark submissions as "Late" in the Grade Center. This has nothing to do with the adaptive release dates and times in the "Test Availability" section. However, checking the box "Do not allow student to start Test..." will make the test unavailable no matter what settings are set in the "Test Availability" or "Test Availability Exception" sections.

Self-Assessment Options

Accept the defaults in this section.

Show Test Results and Feedback to Students

Set these setting for students to see the feedback after taking the test. To see what the students see as a result of the selected settings, see Test Setting from Student View knowledge base article.

Test Presentation

Choose between "All at Once" or "One at a Time." If you select "One at a Time" you have to option to select "Prohibit Backtracking." Note: if you are using Respondus Lockdown Browser, do not select "Prohibit Backtracking." There is a known issue with this combination.

Randomize Questions: This option is suggested as a way to help discourage cheating.

Click Submit when finished.

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Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2017-08-28 08:03 CSTUpdated:2017-08-28 13:04 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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