Tips for Tests in Blackboard Learn (Faculty)

  • Make a mini sample test (non-graded) with a few questions for students to use as a trial before starting the Midterm/Final to ensure that their computer works well with the Test tool.

  • Avoid using Question Sets with Random Blocks

    • The reason randomization is a problem is that each version of the exam in a randomized test creates a unique file in Java memory. If a Java session has been dropped, and the test is randomized, the assessment questions already completed by the user will not be recoverable. If using randomization in an exam, do not select “force completion.” This way the user can re-enter the exam if they have experienced a technical problem.

  • Do not use “Force Completion” option

    • If the student encounters a technical problem when taking the exam, they will be able to re-enter the exam from the last point saved, allowing them to submit the exam with minimal data loss. In addition, the save button also ensures the student's Java session is updated.

  • Send recommendations to students before the exam or post the recommendations in the course.

  • Encourage students to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser for taking tests in Blackboard instead of Internet Explorer.

  • Encourage students to use a reliable, stable, wired connection to take a test.

  • Encourage students to sign directly into Blackboard Learn at  https://learn.kent.edu

What to do if a student gets kicked out of the test

  • From the course page go to the Grade Center (Under Control Panel)

  • Click on student attempt with Attempt in Progress icon

image of student attempt in progress icon

  • Click on Attempt (it will have the date listed)

test information field has clear attempt highlighted

  • From this page, choose to submit the test on behalf of the student by clicking Submit Attempt. Anything the student saved until the time they were kicked out of the test will be submitted.

  • To allow the student to retake the test, click Clear Attempt. Please note that students will need to take the test again from the very beginning and no responses will be saved.

From this page you can choose to submit the test on behalf of the student by clicking Submit Attempt. Anything the student saved until the time they were kicked out of the test will be submitted. If you would like the student to retake the test, you can click Clear Attempt. Please note that students will need to take the test again from the very beginning and no responses will be saved.


 

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Article ID: 38436
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Thu 8/31/17 3:49 PM
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