SET TEST AVAILABILITY EXCEPTIONS

When students require test accommodations for tests taken via Blackboard Learn, you can set up test availability exceptions to allow specific students and/or groups extra time, additional test attempts, and different test availability dates/times.  All students will adhere to the general test options, except those you add as test availability exceptions.

POSSIBLE USE CASES:

  • Give a student extra time on a test
  • Allow a student to make up a test at a later date
  • Let a student take a test again

 

1. LOG INTO BLACKBOARD

Log into Blackboard Learn through learn.kent.edu or through FlashLine.
 

2. ENTER YOUR COURSE

Click on the name of your course to access it.
 

3. LOCATE YOUR TEST

Navigate to the content folder in which the test is deployed.
 

4. ACCESS TEST OPTIONS

Click the drop-down arrow next to the Test name, then select Edit the Test Options.

Test options menu

 

5. ADD A TEST AVAILABILITY EXCEPTION

Scroll down to the section labeled "Test Availability Exceptions."  Click the Add User or Group button.

Test Availability Exceptions

 

6. SELECT STUDENT(S) OR GROUP

Another window will open.  Locate and select the checkbox next to the desired student's/group's name.  You may select more than one at a time if needed.

Select students

 

7. SET EXCEPTION OPTIONS AS NEEDED

A. NAME: The selected student's name will appear in the Name column.

B. ATTEMPTS: If you need to give the student/group extra attempts, you can set that option in the Attempts column.

C. TIMER: If you need to give the student/group a different amount of time (e.g. time and a half, double time), you can type in the number of minutes in the Timer column.

D. AVAILABILITY: If you need to make the test available to the student for a different date/time range than the rest of the students, you can click the calendar icon and set the dates/times in the Availability column.

Note: To remove an exception, click the X to the far right of the student's row.

Test Availability Exception options

 

8. SUBMIT

Click the Submit button at the very bottom of the page to save.

 

Updated September 2020 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer