Blackboard: Test Ready

To be test-ready you must have access to a notebook computer which meets all the criteria listed below.

  • You must register to the UCD Wired Network (watch video below)
  • Ensure you laptop is in good working condition
  • Ensure you have a working power supply and network cable
  • Ensure that you have Mozilla Firefox installed (here)
  • Have all Windows Updates installed and Windows Update turned off for the test duration (here)
  • Set your laptop user interface to English (here)

For more information and to ensure you are fully prepared for your online test please watch the videos below:


Blackboard Tests

Blackboard TestsThis resource will help you prepare to take an online test through the Blackboard learning management system. Tests require you to have a laptop that is registered to the UCD wired network (see resource below) and is physically connected to the network with an ethernet cable. It is the student's responsibility to be 'test ready'. Everything you need to know to prepare for taking tests online is included in this video.

Blackboard Tests

UCD Networks

UCD Connect

This resource will introduce students to the three networks in UCD - UCD Wired, UCD Wireless and eduroam. You will need to register to the Wired network at least 48 hours before your online test begins. ou will use the UCD Wired network for in-class tests, and .

UCD Networks