Exams and questions can be imported, exported and stored in Content Collection for
easy reuse. Once the exam is created, various settings may be configured, and the
exam can be assigned a location within the course shell. Ensure the exam is released
For optimum function and security in the University Testing Center, please refer
to the recommendations below.
Create your exam.
Refer to this
Knowledge Base article or this
Blackboard article for assistance in creating an exam.
Restrict IP access. Setting the IP address protocols will make the
exam available in some locations and unavailable in others. To limit access
to the Testing Center, open the
Test Options associated with the exam. Look for the Custom IP Filter box
and type the following in the blank box:
Space and 220.127.116.11 to allow the range of addresses within the
Space and then an
Asterisk (*) to ensure the test is only accessible through the
approved IP addresses.
Once the Custom IP Filter is configured, it should be available within your preferred
test settings for reuse
Do not select Force Completion as a test setting. Force Completion
causes the exam to be forcibly submitted if the browser window is closed for
any reason. Leave this option unchecked, and the student may be able to continue
from the last save in the event of technical issues.
Consider allowing two attempts. In the event of a technical issue,
having the option of another exam attempt means the student may be able to
complete the exam without rescheduling or seeking permission from the instructor.
Consider exam availability. You may restrict the availability of an
exam to specific days and hours. Consider allowing a little extra time before
or after the intended exam period to allow for delays or technical issues.
At least a 48-hour testing window is recommended.
Timers. You may set time limits for the exam. If choosing this option,
a timer will display in the lower corner of the screen. You may choose to force
exam submission at the end of the timer or allow students to work over. See
test settings for
Access codes. Instructors may further restrict exams with access codes
that must be entered before the exam begins.
If using an access code, the instructor or other designated proctor must have
the access code available in the Testing Center throughout the scheduled
Testing Center staff will not have access to the codes or the ability to troubleshoot
Randomized questions and answers. See this
article for assistance.
Confirm test settings. Review and confirm the various test settings
configured within the exam. These settings are determined at the instructor
Testing Center staff cannot see or modify any settings or access codes assigned.