How to Extend Test Time for a Student in Blackboard

For various reasons, professors might need to allocate extra time to a specific student or group of students when using a timed test.

Step 1

Exceptions to existing availability settings are set in the Test Options.

Step 2

Scroll down to Text Availability Exceptions, click on the Add User or Group button and select the User(s) or Groups.

Step 3

Exceptions to the existing test settings are set here. For example, if the test is available until a certain date and time for the entire class, the professor can allow a student or group of students more time by extending the availability in this section.

Exceptions for students identified in the example above can be for:

  • Number of attempts
  • Timer
  • Auto Submit
  • Availability
  • Force Completion