Create an assignment

This page explains how to add a new assignment to Blackboard

Adding a New Assignment

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select the Content Area from the menu or create new Content Area

Select Assignment from the Assessments drop down menu

Enter a name for the Assignment and any instructions as required

Attach any Assignment files if required

Enter due dates for the Assignment

Enter the points possible (a value must be entered)

Add any other grading options as appropriate such as number of attempts

Enter the availability of this Assignment (limit availability and track number of views)

Click Submit to create assignment

Assignments can be downloaded from the Grade Centre.

 

Uploading and assignment

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Navigate to the appropriate content area, e.g. Assignments

Click on the Assignment Link for the Assignment you are uploading

The Upload Assignment screen will appear

Click the Browse My Computer button to select a file stored locally to attach to the submission

Add Comments if required

Please ensure that you do not have any spaces or special characters
(e.g. !”£$%^&*()[]{}’;:@#~|\<>/?) in the filename you are uploading

Select the Submit button to submit your assignment OR choose the Save as Draft button to stop working and continue later

Important: Only click the Submit button once. Double clicking the Submit button or clicking the back button during the transfer may lead to your file being corrupted

The Review Submission History screen will appear. The date and time of the submission is shown on this screen

Note: If you are submitting an assignment from home the speed at which it will upload will be slower than on campus.

Note: The procedures for uploading a group assignment are the same as uploading an individual assignment, but only one member of the group needs to submit. Ensure you liaise with all members of the group and agree who should be responsible for submitting the work.

 

Downloading assignments

How to download students' assignments submitted to Blackboard.

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select Grade Centre from the Control Panel menu

Select Full Grade Centre

Navigate to the column for your Assignment

Select the contextual menu button (down arrow)

Select Assignment File Download

Tick the box next to the names of the students whose assignments you wish to download or click Select All

Click Submit

Click on the link Download assignments now and save the zip file to your computer.

 

Assignment Feedback

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select Grade Centre from the Control Panel menu

Select Full Grade Centre

Navigate to the column for your Assignment

Select the contextual menu button (down arrow) within the cell for a user

Select View Grade Details

Select View Attempts

Enter a grade

Enter feedback as appropriate

If you wish to attach a file click the file attachment paperclip (indicated by the blue arrow)

Navigate to your file and click Open

Add any Instructor notes

Click Submit

 

Student view

Students can assess the feedback provided by selecting the Assignment link.