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Test Availability Exception

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Providing extended time for exams for students with accommodations just got easier with the new Test Availability Exception in Blackboard 9. Instructors can build their test as usual, but when the test is deployed an additional setting allows the instructor to create exceptions. This option replaces the need for creating a duplicate exam and using adaptive release.

Tests must be deployed to a Content Area before accommodations can be set. Instructors can provide accommodations for the following items:

  • number of attempts
  • time duration
  • availability
  • force completion
  • more than one student can have unique availability exceptions added
Test Availability Exception

Test Availability Exception

Once the test has been deployed in a content area, edit the settings by selecting the action link next to the title of the test. Select “Edit Test Options.”

To add an exception:

  1. Select “Add a User or Group” under the Test Availability Exceptions.
  2. Adjust the AttemptsTimerAvailability and Force Completion settings to suit accommodations.
  3. Press Submit.
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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

March 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

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