Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saving Tests in Blackboard

Are you having trouble taking tests in Blackboard?

Please be aware that, if you are taking a timed test, the timer will continue to run even if you exit or are kicked out of the test (e.g. – due to network problems, your computer crashing etc). Even though Blackboard will display the following message,:

test instructions screenshot
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you will not be able to resume the test after the allotted time has expired. Even if you save the exam to resume later, the timer will continue.

For this reason, when creating timed tests and quizzes in Blackboard, it is recommended that you include a warning regarding the timer issue.

The Solution
An enhancement request has been submitted to Blackboard to change the wording of the message, and thus prevent any further confusion.