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Blackboard Learn

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


Express Checklist

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% addl 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:

Click here for Blackboard’s FAQ on Test Options.

Click here for Blackboard’s video on setting some basic Test Options.

Click here for Blackboard’s FAQ on Adaptive Release controls.

Click here to open our ACT Office Workshop Calendar.



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