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Blackboard: How to Assign Test Exceptions to One or More Students

A quick tutorial with pictures that shows how to give an exception to a student or group within a test.

Within Blackboard faculty have the ability to assign exceptions for a student or groups of students. The exceptions allow the faculty user to open the test at a different time or date as well as allot more or time for a specific student. Below is a tutorial on how to do it.

First and foremost, make sure that the edit button in the top right corner of your course shell is turned to "On" otherwise the option menus that you would need to access will not appear.
pictures shows screenshot of edit button within Blackboard turned to

Hover your mouse next to your test, when you do a grey circle with a chevron will appear
picture shows a Test named

Click the option for "Edit the Test Options
Picture shows a list of options for test with the

If your test requires a time limit for a different student, Time Limit as an option must first be checked
Picture shows the

After you have set the timer scroll further down and you find an section called Test Availability Options. This is the area where the faculty user can create exceptions for a singular student or groups of students. To start you will want to click on the button that says "Add User or Group"
Picture shows the test availability options as well as a button that says

After clicking the button a pop up window will appear and provide you a list of the students. This can also be broken up into groups.
picture shows the Add User or Group pop up window with a list of users as well as search options

Once you have selected the user or group you would like, click Submit. You will be brought back to the Test Options page. You will then see the user or group and options next to them for time allotted or date availability.
Picture shows the user that was selected for an exception with time allotted options as well as date availability

Click Submit at the bottom of the page to save all progress.

Notes: If a student has to take a test at a later time or date and test results are tied to all students completing the Test, the results will not publish until the last student has taken it or a score is provided to the student.

Keywords:Blackboard: How to Assign Test Exceptions to One or More Students   Doc ID:86128
Owner:Ryan T.Group:Washington State University - Vancouver
Created:2018-09-28 14:45 CDTUpdated:2018-10-29 12:50 CDT
Sites:Washington State University, Washington State University - Vancouver
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