Take a Test or Survey on Blackboard

You will find that a test and survey for the most part look and work the same. The main differences are tests provide graded assessment, whilst surveys collect data/feedback anonymously.

Before you take a test we recommend that you:

  • Close all other tabs/windows or programs
  • Use the recommended browser (refer to the Web Browser Recommendation at https://eat.tees.ac.uk )
  • Save your answers as you proceed. This will prevent the loss of any of your answers in the event of a technical malfunction or loss Internet connection.
Taking a Test
  1. Click on the test link/title.
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  2. Read the Instructions carefully before you take the test.  It may include a number of important information that you may need to consider :
    • number of attempts
    • force completion – once started the test must be completed
    • timer – expected completion time
  3. When you are ready to take the test, click Begin. You may be prompted for a password if the test is protected. This information will be provided to you by your instructor. If applicable, enter the provided password, click Submit.
  4. Answer the questions. There are a range of different question types that could form part of a test or survey, i.e. short answer, multiple choice, multiple answer, essay and true/false just to name a few.
  5. Your answers will be automatically saved as you progress, but you have the option to save your answers. Click Save Answer for individual questions or Save All Answer for all questions.testSave
  6.  The Question Completion Status (at the top of the page) displays a summary of your test/survey completion status. The number boxes are quick links that will take you directly to the relevant questions.
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  7. Once you have completed the test, remember to click the Save and Submit button. You will be asked to confirm your submission. Click OK to submit the test.
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  8. You will see a receipt screen confirming that you have completed the test. Click OK to review your test feedback.
  9. The Review page displays a summary of your test attempt and depending on how the test was set by your instructor. The review may include: all possible answers; correct and/or submitted answers; your instructor’s feedback; incorrectly answered questions and possible points for each questions.feedback
  10. Click OK.
How to view your Test score

If your lecturer has made them available to you, you can see all of your previous test scores in My Grades.

Taking a Survey
  1. Click on the survey link/title.
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  2. On the following page, you will find instructions and details about completing the survey.  Click Begin.
  3. Before you begin the survey, read the Information section. This tells you the number of attempts and force completion details.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. Your answers will be automatically saved as you progress, but you have the option to save your answers. Refer to point number 5 in Taking the Test.
  6.  Click Save and Submit. You will be asked to confirm your submission. Click OK.confirm
  7. You will see a receipt screen confirming that you have completed the survey.  Click OK to review your survey result.