Completing One-at-a-Time Tests in Blackboard

In this document you will learn about:

One-at-a-Time Tests

The other presentation style for a quiz in Blackboard you may see is to display questions “All-at-once.”  This is similar to the layout we’re used to with paper-based tests, with all questions displayed on a single page. Instructors may opt for a second format, displaying questions “One-at-a-time.”  This style presents only a single question on the screen at one time, and you must navigate between between questions using navigational arrows within the test.  

One-at-a-Time Tests

To complete a test that displays questions one-at-a-time:

  1. Click on the name of the test.

  1. Click the Begin button.

  1. If the test has a time limit, the amount of time remaining for your attempt will be displayed at the top of the screen.  

  1. Click the Question Completion Status link to display an index of questions that are complete and incomplete.

  1. Questions that have been answered and saved take on a grey appearance, while questions that have not yet been answered or saved remain blank.

  1. After you have entered a question, Blackboard will typically auto-save your work within a few seconds.

  1. However, you can also manually save your progress using the Save Answer button for an individual question.  

  1. Use the navigation buttons to move forward and backward among the test questions.

  1. You can also navigate to a specific question by clicking the question number on the Question Completion Status bar.

Warning:  It is critical that you navigate between questions using the navigational arrows included within the test or by selecting a specific question on the Question Completion Status bar.

Never use the arrows in the top-left corner of your web browser.


  1. Once you have completed the test, click the Save and Submit button.

  1. You will receive a receipt confirming that your test was submitted successfully.

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