Configuring Assessment Availability Exceptions


How do I reopen an assessment/test/quiz so that only specific student(s) can see the link to take it or make exceptions for certain students to have more or less time?


  • Blackboard


An instructor wishes to change the availability of an assessment.


Instructors will need to create an availability exception.
 Note:  This availability option does not override the setting Do not allow students to start the Test if the due date has passed.

  1. Navigate to the course.
  2. Ensure that Edit Mode is enabled.
  3. Navigate to the content area where the test link appears.
  4. Click the down arrow to the right of the test name.
  5. Select Edit the Test Options.
  6. Scroll down to Test Availability Exceptions.
  7. Click Add User or Group.
  8. Select the checkbox to the left of each student for whom you wish to create the exception.
  9. Click Submit.
  10. Click the calendar icon under Availability.
  11. Enter the date and time for After and Until.
  12. If there was a timer on the assessment, you may also change the amount of time on the timer, as needed.
     Note: The exception availability date for the student will override the test availability date regardless of the time constraints set within the original test. 
  13. Click Save.
  14. Scroll to the bottom and click Submit.


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