A Blackboard assessment may be a quiz, survey, or exam.
After taking an assessment, you will either see an automatic grade in your Grade book, or you will see an exclamation point, which indicates there is something in the exam that needs to be graded by your instructor, such as an essay question.
Question types may include ‘multiple choice,’ ‘true or false,’ ‘fill in the blank,’ ‘multiple answer,’ ‘matching,’ ‘ordering,‘ or essay.’ It is important to understand the distinction between 'multiple choice' and 'multiple answer.' Multiple choice questions, which are indicated by round (radio) buttons, allow you to select only one correct answer. For multiple answer questions, you’ll see answers listed with square checkboxes in front of them, which allow for selecting more than one correct answer.
- To start your quiz or exam, click on the exam link. Make sure that you are really ready to take your assessment, and try to avoid all interruptions. This could mean unplugging your telephone or waiting to take the test until after your kids have gone to bed.
- Many assessments are timed, so be sure to watch your elapsed time displayed in your browser. If a test is timed, you'll also get a one minute warning before the exam ends.
There are two ways in which your professor may display your exam. We will take a look at each in the videos below. In the second video, there is also a quick overview of how assessments are posted in the grade book.
Please remember, OEL cannot at any time reset an assessment with consent from your instructor. You MUST contact your instructor immediately if you have any issues with your exam.