Online Exam Support for Business Courses

If you are interested in creating an online exam that can be graded by Blackboard, the LeBow Instructional Technology Team can save you time by importing your test into Blackboard on your behalf. To get started, please send us the following information at least 3-4 business days in advance of your exam:

  1. Keep your questions relatively simple. Some of the approaches you might use in a paper exam may not convert well to Blackboard. We advise using standard True/False and Multiple-Choice. Essay questions can be used for questions that require typed responses or to show the progression of calculations. If a question has multiple parts, we suggest that students answer all parts in one short essay response.

  2. Please attach your exam to an email as a Microsoft Word document with the correct answers highlighted in yellow. The email address is

  3. Indicate the day/time the exam should open to students as well as the day/time when it should close.

  4. What is the time limit for the exam? In other words, once students start, how long do they have to complete their attempt?

  5. How many points should each question be worth? It is possible to have objective questions worth one point-value and short essays worth more points. You can also include this information in the exam question Word document itself.

  6. If any students require extra time, based on an official Accommodation Verification Letter from the Office of Disability Resources, please list each student’s name, and let us know whether each gets 1.5x or 2x the standard time. Accommodations can also be made for students who live in different time zones, or who have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from taking the exam with the rest of the class.

  7. To ensure commitment to academic integrity, we will be adding an Academic Integrity Pledge for students to complete before they can access the exam. This is a one-question quiz where students must agree that they will not use any resources that are not expressly permitted for the exam.

  8. Realize that questions with images or formulaic expressions are possible but will require additional time, and instructor review, to ensure that everything converted properly. Always plan to review the exam before releasing it to students.

If you have other questions about administering your online exams or using Blackboard, please contact the Instructional Tech department at 215-895-2314 or