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Blackboard Learn

Some key information and links for faculty starting to use Blackboard Learn

Bb Learn: Configuring Test Options

Express Checklist

How-To Video: Deploying Your Test and Setting Recommended Test Options

Use this quick checklist to configure commonly used options!

If you are new to Blackboard Learn’s Test options, or wish to use items not covered in the Express Checklist below, be sure to download and use the handout below to go over your test!




Make the link available


Set Timer

Length of time to take the exam

Auto Submit


Display After

Exam’s scheduled starting date/time

Display Until

Add 20–25% additional time to allow for any problems in starting/conducting exam


Skip this if you are using Respondus LockDown Browser

Self-Assessment Options

Check the checkbox for “Include this test in Grade Center options…”

Show Test Results and Feedback to Students

Change the dropdown list to “---Choose---“

Test Presentation

Check off  “All at once” and “Randomize”


Links for more info:

Download and use the printable guide to:

  1. See a checklist of recommended test options;
  2. Get started with Respondus LockDown Browser for additional security;
  3. Access additional info explaining each test option in greater detail.

Link To Guide