The Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Test Printer Bookmarklet allows you to quickly reformat and save a Blackboard Test as a PDF file. You may find this tool useful for proof-reading exams and for providing a past exam copy to the Library.

Install the bookmarklet in Chrome

For step-by-step instructions on installing the bookmarklet in Chrome, refer to the Install the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Test Printer Bookmarklet webpage.

To show your bookmarks bar in Chrome, select More > Bookmarks > Show bookmarks bar.

show bookmarks bar

Check test settings

Warning: This tool will only work if you have set the test to open in a new window and if all questions are displayed at once.

  1. Click on the down arrow next to the test link in your Learn.UQ course.
  2. Select Edit the Test Options from the dropdown list.

edit test options

  1. Under Test Information, ensure Yes is selected for the Open test in new window ​setting.

new window

  1. Under Test Presentation, ensure All at Once is selected.
  2. Click on the Submit button.

all at once

Save the test as a PDF

  1. Click on the test link in your Learn.UQ course to open it in a new tab.

test link

  1. Click on the Begin button.

begin button

  1. In your bookmarks bar, click on the Blackboard Test Printer bookmark.

bookmark bar

  1. The Print Preview window will be displayed.
  2. Select Save as PDF from the Destination dropdown list. 
  3. Click on More settings to expand the options.
  4. Uncheck the Headers and Footer checkbox.
  5. Uncheck the Background graphics checkbox.
  6. Click on the Save button

print preview options

Edit the test settings (optional)

Optionally, you can change the test settings back to your preferred setup (i.e. set questions to appear one at a time). For more information, refer to the Edit Test Options guide. 

Export the test as a Word document (optional)

Once the test/exam has been saved as a PDF file, you can then export it as a Word document using Adobe Acrobat Pro. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the How to convert PDF to Word guide by Adobe.