Exam dates and grading policies should be clearly explained in the course syllabus.
The University maintains a site license for a software application, called Respondus, that provides tools for creating and managing exams or quizzes. Tests can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard or eCollege. Respondus contains an easy to use Exam Wizard for creating an assessment in minutes.
CU Online provides training, as well as online tips and tricks, for developing exams using Respondus, as well as conducting exams through Blackboard.
Faculty who setup a Blackboard course shell can also use the tools available to post grades.