The following are recommended settings for tests that are for feedback purposes only, usually worth no marks, revision or low percentage weighting for the semester i.e. Weekly quizzes

Note: Your test settings may need to differ depending on your context and/or the learning outcomes for the test.

Recommended Browser: It is recommended both staff and students use Chrome (the most recent version).



OptionalAllows you to give information to the students before they open the test. This description is visible while the students take the test and should be kept short as otherwise it will cause extra scrolling.
Open Test in New WindowYesProvides students with the whole screen width to view questions and allows students to easily access Blackboard course content. 
Make the Link Available


Use the Display After setting to set when students can access the test.
Add a New Announcement for this TestNoThe automatic announcement is not very informative; it is recommended you write your own.
Multiple AttemptsOptional

Off: If you only want students to have a single attempt.

Allow Unlimited Attempts: For tests worth no marks.

Number of Attempts, 2: This will give the student the opportunity to redo the test is there is any problem with their first attempt e.g. submitted accidentally.

Number of Attempts, X: Set the number of attempts based on learning outcomes.

Force completionOffThis ensures that students will be able to re-enter the test if they lose their Internet connection or browse away from the page.
Set timerOptional

A timer can be set if required.

Auto submit: ON (when using a timed quiz)

Display After & UntilOptionalUse these options to limit when the test is available.



Test Availability ExceptionsOptionalAllows you to set different test availability for individual students or groups of students.
Due DateOptionalThe date the test was completed / due is shown to students in My Grades.
Self Assessment OptionsInclude this Test in Grade Centre Score Calculations: OnIf you check the Hide results for this test completely from the instructor and the Grade Centre checkbox, you will not be able to check who has attempted the test.
Test FeedbackAfter Submission
Score: On
All Anwers: Optional
Correct: Optional
Submitted: Optional
Feedback: Optional
Show Incorrect Questions: Optional

You may decide to initially give no feedback and change the feedback options after the test has closed.

Presentation ModeAll at OnceThe easiest navigation option for students.
Randomise QuestionsOptional