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Introduction to Tests
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There are two types of Exams/Tests on our platform: timed and untimed. A timed exam is called a Full Length Test (FLT) in BluePrint. An untimed exam is generally referred to as a Standard Test (sometimes called "Mini Test").


  • By default, tests are untimed on our platform. 

  • At the click of a button, however, you can change a test to a FLT. 


  • Untimed tests contain a series of questions, but no sections or breaks.

  • Unlike Practice Questions, Test Questions are not immediately followed by explanations and related lessons. Rather, a learner must complete the entire assessment before viewing answer explanations.


Full Length Test

  • A Full Length Test (FLT) is timed and contains one or more exam sections. You can also add timed breaks between sections and add instructions unique to each section. FLTs also allow you to return to previous questions, skip questions, flag questions for further review, and check all of your answers before submitting the test.

  • At the end of each section, a learner sees a list of all questions, whether they answered them, and whether they marked them for review later. 

  • Once a learner reviews these, they can submit their answers for scoring.

Standard Test

  • A Standard Test is untimed and presents all the questions to the student in one single question block, while a Full Length Test can contain multiple Test Sections, each with their own time setting, as well as timed breaks. Learners cannot skip questions in a Standard Test. 

  • Because Standard Tests are untimed, we recommend them for unit reviews, quizzes, and any less formal testing situation. Full Length Tests are better suited for final exams and practice tests that intend to mimic the true testing scenario.



Creating Tests 

  1. Log into BluePrint

  2. Click Courses

  3. Click the Name of the Desired Course you wish to create a test in

  4. Click Tests on the left navigation menu

  5. Click New Test on the upper right

Next, decide if you want to create a timed, full-length test or an untimed, standard test. 


Creating a Timed Test: Getting Started

Each Full Length Test must have at least one test section. Each test section must have at least one question. Optionally, you can have a timed break between each section.


Must Know Test Configuration Options




Name and Introduction

Type in the test name. Include test instructions under Introduction.

This is the first page a learner will see in the test so make sure it’s descriptive and clear to the Learner.

Full Length Checkbox

Remember to check this box if you are creating a timed test.


Testing Tools   

Select which tools a user can reference during this test and in review modal. Note: Notes are always available in review modal.

  • Set Testing Tools At Test Level

  • Set Testing Tools At Section Level (FLT Only)

  • No Testing Tools

Selecting Add Testing Tools allows you to indicate specific test tools (calculator, scrap paper, highlighter, notes, strikethrough) you would like to make available to learners during a test. 


You can set these at the Test Level or the Section Level. This comes in handy If your test contains, say, one section that needs a calculator and another that does not allow calculators.


Test Sections

Within test sections you can add a name, introductions, time allotted, and questions. You can also add multiple sections to the test as well as breaks.

The name of the section is visible to learners, so treat it as the official name of the test section. 


This field does not accept HTML, so any special characters will need to be pasted in.


Breaks are a period of time allotted between test sections. They are not necessary for test creation, and completely optional for a user.

You can add breaks between sections as they see fit.


A learner can decide to skip the break if they want during the testing experience. Specify the maximum time a learner should have to take a break (in minutes).


Do not add a break at the beginning or end of a Full-Length Test.

Adding Questions

Use the arrows to add questions to your test. 

You must create questions first before you can add them to a test.


Depending on the number of questions you want to add, it may be quicker to send all of them over to Chosen Items using the double arrow and then using the single back arrow to remove the ones that do not belong in the section.


After the first section is created, you should save your work.


Best practice is to save frequently, but you will not be able to save this test until at least one question is assigned to each test section.

Time Accommodation Options

Time Accommodation Options gives you the power to allow additional time multipliers you would like to make available for learners. This allows learners who have extended time accommodations to practice under the same conditions they will experience on test day.



Once enabled, you can select any additional time multipliers you would like to make available to learners, specify custom time or choose an unlimited time option. 


NOTE: Multiple options can be selected, to allow learners to choose from more options.



Review Feature Access: Practice Questions and Exams article to learn about Exam/Test feature accesses to help you configure a desired test experience for your learners! 


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