The Testing Center can only proctor Blackboard-based tests. Currently, we are unable to administer the following types of exams:
- Open note, open book, or open internet. If additional resources are allowed on the exam, instructors must select from the the list of standardized test aides on the submission form (see Test Aides & Scratch Paper section below).
- Exams that require students to use desktop or web-based applications outside of Blackboard (such as Excel or Google Sheets).
Tests must be submitted on Registerblast at least 2 weeks prior to the exam date. Ideally, instructors should submit all their exams at the beginning of the term.
Student appointments are not optional. Regardless of class size, all students must attempt to schedule an appointment. Testing without an appointment is only permitted if the student can’t find an appointment time that suits their schedule. Walk-in testers are subject to a 10-20 minute wait pending seat availability. If your course syllabus includes information on exam scheduling, please ensure that testing appointments are not misrepresented. They are not optional.
The Testing Center is unable to administer exams that begin or end partway through the day. Tests must be made available in full-day increments. Testing can run for several days depending on your needs.
Tests should be deployed in an area of the course that’s easy for students to navigate to. Avoid nesting exams inside folder trees. Creating a dedicated menu item for exams is recommended.