I am planning on having my students take tests in my Blackboard course and one student has indicated he will need to be accommodated with extended test times. Do I need to create a separate exam for this student with different criteria?
While you can, technically, create a second version of your test, this can be difficult in Blackboard to manage because it will create two columns in the Grade Center and you would have to exclude the all students not needing the accommodations from the test and vice versa.
Another approach is to let the students
needing the accommodations to take whatever time they need to complete the
online test and ignore the timer. When the timer ends, they'll still
be able to complete and submit their exam, but Blackboard will flag their
attempt with an exclamation mark (!) in the Grade Center and as a result they
won't see their score immediately within "My Grades" in Blackboard. You'll need
to review any such attempt and then click the "Submit" button on the exam
attempt to approve it. The student will not be able to view his/her grade until this is done. If you choose to do this, we recommend that you discuss this with the student so that he/she is aware that the timer is to be disregarded.