Set a time when answers are submitted and students are kicked out of the test
Currently : In the test deployment options, you can combine different settings to restrict the availability of the test accordign to a specific timing :
_ Due date + don't enable students to start after due date
_ Availability date : end date : students can't see nor enter the test after this date/time (the result is similar to "due date+ don't enable" )
_ Timer : from the moment they started a test, students get a specific amount of minutes to completee it. (= if the student is 30 minutes late for a 60 minutes test, he still gets 60 minutes from the moment he starts the test (if he doesn't get kicked out from the exam room
The issue : There seem to be no way to have settings in Blackboard corresponding to a quite common situation in an exam room : You want students to "hand out" their exam copies at a certain time and that's it. So basically for an online test it would mean 1 extra deployment setting : "Exam closing time" : the answers are submitted and the students kicked out of the test when whichever of these two conditions happen first :
_ the timer is expired (ex: they had been in the test for 60 minutes)
_ the "exam closing time" is due (ex: no matter what time they entered the test, now they're kicked out of it and their answers submitted.
Why does it matter ? What's the impact ?
This feature has been asked for by Professors many time, as it is a natural transcription online of something that happens in the class. The test availability options only enable to make sure students who arrive really late at the exam don't get to do it; but the lack of a "closing time" setting means that a student who's late for the exam may actually manage to get as much time as others instead of seeing his time reduced by the fact that he started late.
Recap of Tests product enhancement requests : Product enhancements : Tests
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