Checking an exam in Blackboard

You can quickly check both the questions and answers to a test as an instructor. We also recommend checking the student view of the exam to see the final format.

To check the exam questions and answers as an instructor:

  1. Go to the module and the OLAF Admin area on the menu at the left.
  2. Ensure ‘Edit Mode‘ is On.
  3. You should see the exam at the bottom of the screen (scroll down if necessary). Click the downward pointing arrow next to the name of the exam.
  4. Click  ‘Edit the test’.
  5. Scroll down to check the questions and answers. In particular, please look for any problems with special characters (accents, Greek characters or equations) as well as images.
  6. If you want to, you can click the drop down menu (downward pointing arrow) next to any question to make a change. Contact OLAF Admin  if you need any assistance

To check what the exam looks like to a student:

Go to the module and the assignments area on the menu at the left.

  1. Ensure Edit Mode is On
  2. You should see the exam at the bottom of the screen (scroll down if necessary).
  3. Click the downward pointing arrow to the right of the exam name.
  4. Click  ‘Edit the test options’.
  5. At the bottom of section 2 you will find the password that has been set (not necessarily the final password that will be used on the day of the exam – the exams office set that nearer the time). Note the password.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Submit’.
  7. Click the name of the exam to take the test. Enter the password you noted earlier.
  8. Work through the exam. In particular, please look for any problems with special characters (accents, Greek characters or equations) as well as images.

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