Ability to print assessments

I would like a print option for students and teachers to print the results of an individual assessment or a batch of assessments.
  • Guest
  • Aug 27 2015
  • Implemented
  • Sep 19, 2019

    Admin response

    Have you tried printing from the browser in preview mode? I tried it out (create your assessment with questions presented all together instead of one by one), then in preview mode right clicked and selected print. It isn't perfect formatting but does have your branding at the top and the questions somewhat aligned and presented. Maybe as a work around until a more formal solution is on the roadmap?

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  • Dave Sartory commented
    8 Jan, 2023 08:20pm

    Assessment printing currently doesn't respect line breaks that are added in questions, making formatting for code or math/complex concepts impossible to read once printed. This is a very minor fix... could it be addressed?

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    Michael Morrissette commented
    14 Dec, 2022 02:55pm

    Hello Everyone -

    I'm happy to announce that we have released this function with the new assessment building experience that has started to rollout to schools this week. If you do not yet see the new builder as a option when going to make an assessment, bear with us for just a little bit longer as we get this rolled out to everyone!

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    Michael Morrissette commented
    7 Jul, 2022 06:54pm

    Hi Everyone -

    I just wanted to provide a quick update on this. We have begun work on constructing a formal print option for assessments. No timeline to relay currently, but it is something that we are actively looking to implement within our new assessment builder. There are a lot of different needs when it comes to printing, and we'll be trying to address as many of those needs as possible in the long term. To start, however, we'll be focusing on a standard, basic print option. From that point, we'll collect feedback and iterate to make for a more inclusive print experience.

    Like anything in active development, this is subject to change. Know that we understand the importance of a feature like this, and are working to bring this to our product.

    If you have any specific feedback you'd like to relay on this, feel free to reach out to me at michael.morrissette@blackbaud.com

  • Ed Hilliard commented
    17 Nov, 2021 03:24pm

    Please provide an easy way to print a blank paper copy of an assessment (i.e. all questions and answer options but no answers selected yet) that a teacher created online for the majority of students to take online. Some students have IEP (individual Education Plans) and 504s that require the school to provide them things such as extra time on tests, to use a regular or enlarged print paper copy of a test, or to have a test read to them. The test reader has an easier job if they can do this from a printed copy rather than on a computer. THIS IS A DISABILITIES RIGHTS ISSUE, not just an ease of use issue!!!!!! People with disabilities deserve to have the same clean and easy to read assessments that the students who take the assessment on the computer do!!! There should be a print button that lets you print it neatly. There should also be an option to save it as a PDF file, Word Doc or a Google Doc so that it can be printed from those formats as well. The print out should also print out the beginning instructions plus the Results options should be printed so that the student with the disability will know if they can see the correct answers after exedra. The current method of using the Browsers Print feature of the previewed assessment to print a paper copy has two problems: 1.) The option to have questions appear on screen has to be set to "Listed all together" while the printing of the preview is going on. That means an assessment can not be printed while an assessment is actually being taken if the teacher wants the questions to be displayed "one at a time" for students currently taking it on a computer (since that setting for how questions appears can not be changed while the assessment is being taken). In addition it causes problems if the teacher changes the how questions appear setting to List all together to print a badly formated paper copy but forgets to change the setting back to One at a time before the class starts taking it. 2.) Printing a previewed assessment from the browser menu causes random questions and answers to be cut off, questions and answers to be on separate pages, and generally a very unusable printed paper copy. This is also helpful to have a paper back up copy of an assessment that can be copied and handed out if the internet goes down.

    It would also be great if teachers could print completed assessments that showed completed answers and teacher comments. Thank you for your help.

  • Nathan Still commented
    15 Nov, 2021 04:51pm

    Could we also have the ability to print with a condensed view?

  • Angela Neff commented
    26 May, 2021 05:34pm

    We have been waiting 6 years for this!

  • Ben Leddy commented
    26 May, 2021 10:56am

    Hi all! Thanks for your votes and comments. If you'd be willing to connect for a brief call to chat more about this idea and your needs, feel free to shoot me an email: ben.leddy@blackbaud.me

  • Rick Geyer commented
    25 May, 2021 09:51pm

    This feature should work similarly to printing report cards. Clicking the "print test" link should dynamically create the printed test from the digital questions and format them properly on the screen. Considering that in most cases the teacher is using this printed version to issue to a student to take, the browser print preview suggestion is just not the level of quality I would endorse.

  • Steven Bailey commented
    3 Feb, 2021 05:38pm

    I have tried to print using the browser but the formatting is incorrect and requires a lot of cut and scotch tape. Yes there should be a print assessment feature that allows a pdf copy to come out with good formatting and no splitting up of questions and answers. Thanks

  • Geoffrey Goodfellow commented
    15 Dec, 2020 11:01pm

    As others have indicated, we also have students with educational accommodations that are mandated to take assessments on paper, so being able to print or produce a PDF of an ONSuite assessment would be very helpful.

  • Guest commented
    10 Nov, 2020 02:47pm

    Re: Admin Response Printing from browser in preview mode cuts off random questions and answers. Is there a better solution?

  • josceline reardon commented
    7 Oct, 2020 12:49pm

    This is super important to implement especially for our Learning Support students that need to see assessments on paper. The preview mode for printing is not reliable because it cuts off questions and multiple choice answers.

  • Vicky Lopuchowycz commented
    22 Apr, 2020 12:30pm

    Given what is happening with remote instruction at this time, it would be helpful to be able to print the assessments since students may need help and need to figure things out with a parent or someone else assisting them with distance learning where having unlimited access to a computer isn't possible. Also, if there is something like a "homework" help during the day and a student is struggling, it would be nice if that person, with an advisor role could have view only access to the assessments so they could assist the student.

  • Guest commented
    6 Apr, 2020 04:49pm

    Similarly, for teachers to print blank assessments for records or another form of make-up test if a family is having issues with the system.

  • Kathryn Nguyen commented
    20 Sep, 2019 04:31pm

    Yes, it breaks the questions and cuts off. It is not ideal.

  • Guest commented
    20 Sep, 2019 02:55am

    Why did it take Admin four years to respond to this request?

  • Guest commented
    5 Nov, 2018 09:28pm

    Teachers at my school would really like to have the option to print an assessment. Sometimes you need the paper version.

  • Sara Wetmore commented
    8 Sep, 2017 04:12pm

    PLEASE let us be able to print the tests!!!! As a special ed teacher I have students who need a paper test for a variety of reasons.

  • Bonnie Baker commented
    13 Jul, 2016 12:02am

    There also students with special accommodations who need to take tests on paper rather than online

  • Guest commented
    5 Feb, 2016 12:10am

    also the ability to print the whole test with all the questions would be great. It is important so that if there is an Internet problem or a glitch you can still have an emergency printed test to photocopy and pass out to the students 

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