Can I modify a quiz?
an assessment is made available, you cannot modify it -- so be sure
to proof the assessment thoroughly before making it available.
Making an assessment unavailable
will delete student scores associated with the assessment -- use these
- use the date restriction feature (Set Availability) when
making it available
- password protect the assessment when you no longer want
students taking it
- remove the link to the assessment
from the Blackboard area
To modify an unavailable quiz,
click on the Assessment Manager under Assessment in the Control Panel,
then click the Modify button next to the quiz.
Is Blackboard capable of setting the timeframe
during which a quiz will be available?
Yes. When setting the availability of a quiz, you have the
option of setting a start date and time and an end date and time.
Timed quizzes using the date restriction behave in the following way:
- Browser displays a "countdown" and a one-minute warning appears,
but there is no signal to the user when the time limit expires. Timing
feature does not prevent students from submitting a quiz past the
allotted time -- they are able to continue the quiz beyond the limit
with the following results: a red exclamation point will appear in
the grade-book for that item -- instructor may adjust the score by
going into the student's assessment (by clicking on the exclamation
point) and resubmitting it.
- A message will appear at the top of the completed quiz noting the amount
of time by which the student exceeded the limit.
A student was interrupted while taking an online quiz. What caused this
and how can I give the student access to finish the quiz?
A student's attempt at an online quiz may be interrupted due to resizing the
browser window or using the browser’s back button. Sometimes, the server
may time out if the student is using a modem connection to access the
a quiz is interrupted, a red exclamation point will appear in the grade-book
for that item. The following message will appear at the top of the student's
quiz: You can give the student access by clicking the Clear Attempt
Can I import existing quizzes that I created not using Blackboard?
you can copy and paste questions from an existing quiz.
On a survey, an instructor might want the answers to be anonymous,
while at the same time knowing which students actually took the survey.
Is there a way to do this?
exactly how survey results are displayed - anonymously while still listing
students who have submitted a survey (but without associating them to
Why are student answers marked wrong on "Fill in the Blank"
type questions when they appear to be right?
could enter a correct response that is marked wrong because of: spelling
errors, additional spaces, or answers that aren't an exact match to
correct responses that were entered when creating the quiz.
My student reported that this message appeared when he submitted
a quiz: "Note: One or more ungraded questions were found. Your
total score does not include these points." What does this mean?
short answer/essay questions with other question types will initially
return an incomplete score since short answer/essay questions require
grading by the instructor.
Why do the Quizzes break when I use the browser's "back"
The online quiz pages are generated by a database and
by using the browser's “back” button you will lose what you have just
entered. Always use the navigation buttons provided by Blackboard and
not your browser's.