Sometimes, things that were once simple become more obscure. The original motivation is not to complicate, but rather to solve problems that are perhaps better left untouched.
I have been using Blackboard for several years now, and it has always been relatively easy to open up the tests for students to review their answers. The new version of Blackboard has added features which manage to complicate what once was a simple process. I opened up the test for my JRN 102 students to review the structure of the questions and much to my dismay, they reported that they were unable to see it.
So, one very diligent student persisted and emailed me to let me know. Well, I could see the test, why couldn’t she? I logged in as a student, I took the test and missed a few of the answers to show them that it tells you the correct answers, etc. Still, the student couldn’t see the test no matter what options I chose. I had to talk to the HELP desk twice in order for me to learn the method to the madness.
After finally clicking all the correct boxes, low and behold, I could see the test, so I decided it was time to write an instruction blog and leave the test open for a longer time.
Here is how open the test to review the answers and the correct ones. Don’t worry. I will leave it open for awhile because sincerely, you may need a while to actually see it:
Step 1: Click on JRN 102 Test 1.
Step 2: Click on Begin.
Step 3: Click on View All Attempts.
Step 4: Click on the test score that appears in red.
Final Step: Look at the test.