Viewing Test Access Logs

This lesson will demonstrate how to view test access logs for a student.  The logs will show which questions the student viewed and saved responses, as well as the times in which the responses were saved.

Accessing the Grade Center

Image of the Blackboard Control Panel open at the Grade Center heading with the following annotations: 1.Click on Grade Center.2.Select Full Grade Center.

Log into your Blackboard course and go the Control Panel:

  1. Click on Grade Center.
  2. Select Full Grade Center.

Accessing a Student's Test Attempt

Image of the Full Grade Center with an arrow pointing to the chevron in a selected student's cell.  Instructions indicate for users to locate the student's attempt and click the chevron that appears in the student's cell. A menu is shown on screen with the Attempt option outlined in a red circle with instructions to select the attempt you wish to grade.

Within the grade center, locate the student and the column for the test.  Hover in the cell that contains the student's attempt, and click on the chevron that appears.  Select the attempt you wish to view from the menu that pops up. A yellow exclamation (!) point indicates that the student's attempt needs grading.  A Needs Grading icon will appear for a student's test attempt under the following conditions:

  1. The test contains Essay or other question types that require manual grading.
  2. The student went over the allotted time limit, or the test was auto-submitted when the student ran out of time.
  3. The test was submitted past the due date.

Viewing the Student's Attempt Information

Image of the Test Information window with instructions to click on Test Information to view details on the student's test attempt.  There is another arrow pointing to the Access Log button with instructions to click on Access Log.

You will now see the student's attempt. At the top of the page, click on Test Information and then click on the Access Log button

Viewing the Student's Access Log

Image of a student's test access log.

You will now see the student's log onscreen.  It will appear similar to the one in the image above.  The columns from left to right show the following information: Date and Time, Activity Type, Time in Test, and Time Spent. When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to exit.