To maintain the security of Tests/Exams, it is recommended they are not created in your course.

Blackboard Test (Exam)

Test creation and initial checking

Design your exam in a 'sandpit' course on Staging (the Blackboard test) to create and complete the initial checking of your test/exam and limit the staff who are provided access. 

Note: Create your exam in a new Course Menu item as students have guest access to Staging.

If you need to order a sandpit course, email help@learn.uq.edu.au with the subject online Request Staging Sandpit course. Refer to the Check a Test/Exam as a Student guide.

Moving the Test/Exam to your course

Close to the test/exam date, download the test from the sandpit course and upload it to your Learn.UQ course site. Refer to the Export and Import a Test guide.

Limiting access to the Test/Exam

If possible, it recommended that tutors and additional staff in your course who should not have access to the test/exam temporarily have their access removed or changed to Guest.

Rechecking your Test/Exam

The test/exam should be rechecked in case errors have occurred when the test was transferred. Refer to the Check a Test/Exam as a Student guide.

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Document Upload Exam

Initial checking

Order a 'sandpit' course on Staging (the Blackboard test server that has no student access) to create and complete initial checking of your test/exam and limit the staff who are provided access.

To order a sandpit course, email help@learn.uq.edu.au with the subject online Request Staging Sandpit course. Refer to the Check a Test/Exam as a Student guide.

Moving the Test/Exam to your course

Close to the test/exam date, link the question paper, add the instructions and create a Turnitin / Blackboard assignment submission link in your Learn.UQ course site. Duplicate the settings you have already checked in your sandpit course.

Limiting access to the Test/Exam

If possible, it recommended that tutors and additional staff in your course who should not have access to the test/exam temporarily have their access removed or changed to Guest.

Rechecking your Test/Exam

The test/exam should be rechecked to test if all settings work as expected. Refer to the Check a Test/Exam as a Student guide.

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