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7.1. Assessments Q & A

Assessments Questions and Answers

Q: What is an assessment?

A: Assessments are quizzes, exams, or tests in your course. The assessment link is located on the Evaluation drop down menu on the course homepage. Some courses may administer assessments through a 3rd party service such as MyMathLab. For details on the required assessments in the course, please refer to the course syllabus located in the Content section.

Q: How do I know which assessment to take?

A: Dates are often displayed below each assessment as shown in the image below. These are the dates the assessment opens and closes. Some assessments, such as practice quizzes may display "Always Available." Refer to the course calendar for assessment due dates.

Quiz list with arrows pointing to date restrictions listed on one of the quizzes


Q: How do I take an assessment?

A: Most assessments will be taken within the Brightspace (D2L) learning environment. To begin an assessment, open the summary page for the selected assessment. This page will display information such as the time allotted for the attempt, number of attempts allowed, and some general instructions. Select the Start Quiz button to begin the assessment.

Summary page with arrows pointing out the time and attempts allowed and the start quiz button


Q: I have a proctored exam, what does that mean?

A: A proctored exam means the exam must be administered under the supervision of a neutral third party. Students may schedule an appointment at one of our TBR testing centers or an instructor approved alternative proctor. It is strongly recommended students schedule their proctor appointments well in advance. Testing centers have a limited number of seats. Visit the Steps for Obtaining a Proctor page for instructions and a list of TBR testing centers.


Q: Will my assessment be graded immediately?

A: Most assessments are auto-graded as they are submitted. However, assessments that include the following types of questions are typically not auto-graded:

Instructors can answer questions about when or how an assessment will be graded.


Q: I missed my assessment, can I retake it?

A: This decision is at the discretion of the instructor. If a student misses an exam or an assignment for any reason, the student should contact your instructor. TN eCampus cannot override instructor decisions on grades or make-up work.


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