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Exam Management

Test management refers to the activity of managing a testing process. Test management includes tools built in to in the learning management system (LMS) and other software applications.


Supported exam/test management tools available at NDSU: 

  • Blackboard Tests, Surveys and Pools - online LMS testing platform   
  • OMR – paper-based testing using Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technology for collecting data,  
  • Respondus LockDown Browser - security application to help deter cheating 
  • Respondus 4.0 - converts tests created offline to Blackboard online exams  
  • YuJa Exam Proctoring – requires students to record the screen, audio and video while taking an online exam 
  • YuJa Video Quizzes – embed quiz questions in YuJa videos that can link to Blackboard Grade Center 
  • Others – departments/programs may use third-party applications, check for information with the department (examples: ExamSoft and ALEKS LockDown Browser). Third party applications are supported through the vendors. 

Help, consultation, training

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must be a campus supported product. 

Getting Started

Getting started will vary by the product selected. Review specific products for starting point.  

Best Practices

  • Faculty  

  • Exam instructions for students should be clear and complete 

  • Instructions should include which product, where it is located and how it is used 

  • Conduct a low-stakes practice test to ensure all students are able to complete the work successfully 

  • Additional tips are available in Blackboard Tests - Tips for Instructors


  • Students 

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

Exams to assess student comprehension throughout the course 

Benefits of online assessments can include: 

  • Exam-takers are used to digital 
  • Reduced administrative burden 
  • Quicker to score 
  • Flexibility to take exams anywhere 
  • Students able to view results online 
  • Assessments can be made accessible to all

Universal Design/Accessibility

Ensure that any product used is accessible for all students. Offer alternatives to meet the needs of students following guidelines of Universal Design for Learning

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Keywords:service, exam management, omr, course management, test management, proctoring, respondus, blackboard, yuja, universal design, accessibility, results, grades, lockdown browser, quiz   Doc ID:114414
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-10-20 16:21 CDTUpdated:2022-02-02 11:27 CDT
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