Schools with online programs, such as the University of Arkansas, Boise State University and Portland Bible College, often carry out online assessment in the form of test or quizzes. Online learning management systems such as Blackboard and Populi provide a platform for tests to be offered, completed and submitted.
For schools that use Blackboard or Populi, tests and other forms of assessment are often located in a designated folder or along with an individual lesson. Test availability usually depends on both the instructor and on the student having completed the necessary prerequisites. Blackboard users should not hit the Back button during exam attempts, as this can cause them to lose access to the exam.
Some schools offer multiple online test or exam settings. For example, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has force completion, multiple attempts and timed test settings. Forced completion requires finishing the exam at one sitting, so that if the student exits the test and leaves that individual cannot gain further access to the test. Multiple attempt tests allow the student to give an exam another shot if the first time did not yield the desired results. The timed tests must be completed within a designated time frame.