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Set Extended Time Test for Students with Disabilities

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Wan Latartara

Every semester our office receives a number of accommodation requests for students with disabilities. The most requested accommodation is extended time–time and a half of original time allowed for the test. This article provides a step-by-step guide to create Blackboard tests with extended time. The guide only applies to online tests created in Blackboard.

The Blackboard upgrade in December 2013 introduces a new and easy way to set up an extended time test. Instructors no longer need to duplicate a test or add an adaptive release. They can now create exception(s) for each specific student while setting up the availability of the test.

Overview of the Process

    1. Edit the test options.
    2. Set test availability exceptions per student.
    3. Exceptions can be set to allow extra time, make the test available at an earlier or later date, and allow multiple attempts.

Download step-by-step instructions in PDF or watch the video tutorial on YouTube.