How do I take a test with Ultra View?

You can take a test in Blackboard Ultra

Ultra: Where do I access tests?

You can access tests from multiple areas, including both in and outside your courses. For example, you can access tests in the activity stream or in the calendar if your instructor added due dates.

Example Stream with date, Course, test title and due date

If the due date has passed for a test, you’re alerted in the Important section of the activity stream.

You can also find tests on the Course Content page. Your instructor may also organize tests in folders and learning modules. Surveys aren't supported in the Ultra Course View at this time.

Your instructor may create groups or ask you to self-enroll for group tests. Learn more about how group assessments work in the group assignments topic.

example course content screen listing course content items and the test with title, due date and brief description, and the details & information panel highlighting the view assessment button

After you select a test, the Details & Information panel appears. View the due date, number of attempts allowed, the time limit if imposed, and possibly goals and a rubric for grading. Check if the due date has passed and if any submissions are or will be late.

Access code

Your instructor may require a 6-digit access code. Instructors issue the access codes, but they might have another person, such as a proctor, deliver the codes. After you type the code, you can open the test. You can use the code to resume a test you saved. You don't need the code to view your grades and feedback posted by your instructor. If your instructor changes the code between attempts, you'll need to ask for it again.

test panel highlighting area at the bottom to enter the access code

Your instructor can also secure a test with the LockDown Browser. You need to provide the correct access code before the LockDown Browser is launched.

Ready to start?

If no time limit exists, you can view a test and you don't have to submit it. When you select View assessment, you can just view the test or add some work. Not ready to submit? Select Save and Close in the panel. If you previously started the test, your work was saved. Select View assessment to resume working.

If your instructor added a time limit, it appears alongside other test details on the Course Content page. You'll also see the time limit on the test's Details & Information panel and within the test, as you work. You'll see Start attempt instead of View assessment. When you select Start attempt, you'll receive a pop-up window to start the timer before you can access the test. If you're not ready to start, select Cancel. After you start, the test auto-submits when time is up.

test panel highlighting the time limit button and showing the example time details with test name, due date and time limit data

Take a test

View the details

In the right panel, view all the information you need to complete a test: the due date, maximum points, and time limit and rubric details if your instructor added them.

Example test page with questions section, details side panel, and the area to add additional content below a question. Also identified is the Conversations tool icon link in the top right corner.

Type or choose your answers

You can use the options in the editor to format the text and embed images and attach files. If you view the editor on a smaller screen, select the plus icon to view the menu of options.

Note: To use your keyboard to jump to the editor toolbar, press ALT + F10. On a Mac, press Fn + ALT + F10. Use the arrow keys to select an option, such as a numbered list.

  • View files.
    • Your instructor may attach files that you need to complete a test.
  • Add to the conversation.
    • If your instructor enabled conversations, select the Open class conversation icon. Anyone can make a contribution to the test conversation, including your instructor.
  • Add additional content.
    • At the end of a test, you can add text and files that support your answers, or add comments for your instructor.
  • Not ready to submit?
    • Select Save and Close to save your work and continue later. Your answers are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working. However, if your instructor added a time limit, the test auto-submits when time is up.
  • Submit your test.
    • Finished? Select Submit when you're ready for your instructor to grade your work. You can see your score immediately if all questions are auto-graded. When you submit, a panel appears with the date and time you made the submission. Your submission is labeled Not graded if it requires instructor grading. Select anywhere in the Grading section of the Details & Information panel to review your submission.

If your instructor allowed multiple attempts and you submit an attempt past the due date, the attempt is marked late. Any attempts you submit before the due date aren't marked late.

Note: If your instructor allowed one attempt, you can't edit your work after you submit.

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