Q. I have a student who needs to take a Blackboard test earlier than I was planning on making the exam available to the class. Can you direct me as to how to open the exam up to that student specifically?
A. You can use the same test during different time periods for the student who needs to take the test early and the rest of the class.
1. You will need to create two groups: one for the student who needs to take the test early, and one for the rest of the students. For more information on creating groups, please click here.
2. Create the test and deploy it in a content area. If the test is timed make sure you indicate the allotted time and check the Auto-Submit ON radio button in the Test Options for the test to be automatically submitted when students reach the test time limit. Add an adaptive release rule that specifies the date range when the test should be available to the student who will take it early and, under Membership on the Adaptive Release page, select the group for the student who needs to take the test early – the rest of the class will not see the test at this point.
3. Once the student who needs to take the test early has completed the test, change the adaptive release rule so the date range is appropriate for the large group and, under Membership in Adaptive Release, select the large group of students and remove the student who needed to take the test early. The large group will now see the test on the date(s) you selected. You can find a Blackboard video on creating adaptive release rules at Create Multiple Rules for Content Item