Question From Blackboard Designer: Revealing answers to students during a multi-attempt assessment

Discussion created by joannie.wu on Apr 29, 2019
Latest reply on May 9, 2019 by mate727

I’m a designer for Blackboard and would like to get feedback from this community on some design-related questions. Answering these questions is highly beneficial for our process. Please feel free to explain your answer, as your explanation can be just as helpful to us as the answer itself.


For Learn Ultra test and assessments, we are currently looking into how we can make improvements to how we show and reveal answers to students taking an assessment. There is currently a control that allows an instructor to automatically reveal answers once a student has completed an attempt. This is off by default. If an instructor choses to reveal the answer to a student there are a number of variables that need to be taken into account when it comes to timing of reveal. The answers could be revealed once the submission date has passed or once the instructor has completed grading etc. The ability to control the reveal date is going to remain, however we are trying to evaluate the value to the end user (student) around time of reveal and context of when that will happen.


  1. Do we need to tell the students when the answers will be revealed? Is there value here with being explicit around timing of reveal? (Option A)
  2. Is it sufficient enough to just tell them the answer is incorrect or correct? (Option B)

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Joannie & Emma


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