Accommodating Students Who Require Modified Test Options in Blackboard

This tutorial will show you how to create an assessment for students who need a different time allowance for a test than the rest of the class. The most common scenario is for a student or students who have registered with the Accessibility Resource Center and have requested that they be given extra time to take a test.

1. Edit the Test Options

In order to use the Test Availability Exceptions tool, your test must be deployed in a content area first so you can view and edit the test options. Once this is done, locate the test inside the course and edit the test options using the dropdown menu.

Go to your course with the Test and click on the drop down Menu next to it and click Edit the Test Options.

2. Add a user or group exception

Scroll down to the test options, titled “Test Availability Exceptions”. Click on the option “Add User or Group”.

Scroll down and click on Test Availability Exceptions and then click add user or group

3. Select the specific student(s) or groups

Here you will see the names of your students in a list – click the checkbox next to the name of the student(s) or group in question. You can also use the search field towards the top to look for a specific name. Click “submit” at the bottom of the page once you are done.

Click the box next to the user desired to place a checkmark and add them. Or you can search them using the Search feature.

4. Describe the exception

At this point you are able to edit options such as number of attempts, date availability, timer, auto submit, and force completion. In order to allow the student in question extra time for the test, edit the date availability. Again, these options count as exceptions to the test options set for the rest of the students in the course.

Please keep in mind that TLP does not recommend you use the Force Completion option due to the problems it causes with half-finished tests.

The amount of attempts can be changed to the desired amount. The time the test is available can be changed under availability.

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