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On-Campus Testing

On campus exams are tests that are administered at either the Boise State Testing Center, or the Educational Access Center. Beginning fall 2017, these tests will rely on Blackboard’s IP restriction features for exam security. In the Test Options Page, Leave the password box blank and select “Testing Center” as the Location Restriction setting.


First, create and deploy the test on Blackboard. If you’re new to test creation, or if you’re looking to improve your Blackboard know-how, we recommend scheduling a training session with the Learning Technology Solutions team.

Adjust the settings in the Test Options page to suit your course. However, certain test settings are outlined in the instructions below and must be configured as shown.

Once the test is created and deployed, Submit an Exam Request Form to schedule seating for your exam at the testing center. Ideally, all exams should be submitted early in the semester.

If you’re allowing students to take the test off campus at other testing centers or by way of virtual proctoring, please see the instructions for creating a copy of the test for Off-Campus testers.

Prepare & Deploy the Test on Blackboard

Please note: not all exam settings need to match those in the video. If you are unsure what settings the testing center requires, please check here

STEP 1: Deploy Your Tests

To setup your exams for on-campus administration, begin by deploying the test. Navigate to the Test Options Page to configure the test settings.

STEP 2: Edit The Test Options

For the Open test in new window option, select No. Select Yes for both the Link availability and Announcement Settings. Ensure that Force Completion is turned off.

STEP 3: Set The Location Restriction

Do Not assign a password. Leave the password field blank, and the box un-checked. Instead, click the drop down menu next to Restrict Location. Select Testing Center.

STEP 4: Submit

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Button. The exam is now ready to be administered at the testing center.

Please keep in mind: Most technical issues are related to Blackboard settings. These issues can be avoided by making sure your settings meet the requirements outlined on the guidelines page.