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Blackboard Submitting Assignments On Time

  • Select the Content Area from the Course Menu that holds the assignment (for example, the Course Documents area or Assignments area)

  • Click the name of the assignment. The Upload Assignment page appears

  • Complete the Submission field if necessary

  • Click Browse My Computer and select a file to attach

  • Optionally give your submission file a name in the Link Title field (by default, this name is the filename of the file you attached)

  • Click Attach File

  • Complete the Comments field if necessary

    Do NOT use the comments section to write out the text of your assignment or paper.

  • Click Submit when you are ready

  • You will see a green line at the top of the page stating that the assignment is complete and that you can see your submission history - always make sure you see that line.  If not, re-submit it, clear cache if necessary or try another browser. The submission line will include a confirmation number for your submission.

  • If your assignment was submitted successfully, you will receive an email confirmation.

  • Blackboard Assignments

    Has a student ever told you, "But I emailed it to you. Did you not receive my paper?" If you have been in this situation, then the Blackboard Assignments tool may be the answer for you!

    Read the guide or watch the video (1 min 13 sec) to use Blackboard Assignments.

    Gone are the days of the Digital Drop Box and of emailed papers and assignments! Students' ability to submit Assignments into Blackboard makes it easy for instructors to access all student submissions in an organized fashion through an automatically created Grade Center column.

    Students see the instructor-defined number of points a gradable assignment is worth, have the ability to access and download any files that the instructor has attached, have the ability to attach any files (e.g. papers, reports, scripts, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and any other downloadable files) for the instructor's perusal. Additionally, students have the ability to send comments about the Assignment or save a draft of the Assignment before submitting it to the instructor.

    Assignment submissions are reviewed and graded by the instructor in the Grade Center. When an assignment is created, a grade column is automatically created.

    Instructors can download Assignment submissions onto their local computer individually - one student at a time - or can choose to download all or select submissions as a single zipped file. Once downloaded, instructors will unzip the file to view the contents, where each student's submission is saved as a separate file.


    Step 1: Instructor Adds an Assignment in Blackboard
    Add an Assignment

    Blackboard Assignments are created in Content Areas. Any instructions and file attachments that students need to complete the assignment are added at the time of creation. Assignments can be assigned to each student individually or as collaborative work for groups of students.

    Instructors can create an Assignments folder in the course menu and place all assignments in that folder or can create individual assignments in the various content folders of the course menu. One advantage of presenting Assignments in a single content area is that it simplifies the creation process and helps students to quickly access all assignments for the course in a list.

    Advanced Tip: It is also possible to create a single repository for all Assignments and use course links to present them in other content areas or folders.


    Step 2: Students Access the Assignment and Attach Their Work to Submit to the Instructor
    How do I submit an assignment to my instructor?

    No more Digital Dropbox or emailed assignments: Students Can Submit Assignments Directly in Blackboard.

    Students' ability to submit Assignments into Blackboard makes it easy for instructors to access all student submissions in an organized fashion through an automatically created Grade Center column. Students see the instructor-defined number of points a gradable assignment is worth, have the ability to access and download any files that the instructor has attached, have the ability to attach any files (e.g. papers, reports, scripts, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and any other downloadable files) for the instructor's perusal. Additionally, students have the ability to send comments about the Assignment or save a draft of the Assignment before submitting it to the instructor.


    Step 3: Instructor Downloads and Grades Student Assignments
    Download an Assignment

    Assignment submissions are reviewed and graded in the Grade Center. When an assignment is created, a grade column is automatically created. Assignments that have been submitted, but not graded, are indicated with an exclamation mark in the Grade Center.

    Instructors can download Assignment submissions onto their local computer individually, one student at a time, or can choose to download all or select submissions as a single zipped file. Once downloaded, instructors unzip the file to view the contents, where each student's submission is saved as a separate file.