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Blackboard - For Students: Working with Assignments

Where Do I find My Assignments in Blackboard?

Your instructor can add assignments to different areas of your course. You might access assignments from a link on the course menu called "Assignments." Or, your instructor might incorporate assignments into each week's content. Ask your instructor if you have questions about how your course is organized. For further clarification, watch a video located on the bottom of the page for an overview of assignments as well as a video on how to submit an assigment.

Submitting an Assignment

How to submit an Assignment

  1. Access the assignment. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions, due date, points possible, and download any files provided by your instructor. If your instructor has added a rubric for grading, you can view it.
  2. Select Write Submission to expand the area where you can type your submission. You can use the options in the editor to format the text. You have creative control over how your content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance.
  3. Select Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.

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    Drag files from your computer to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files. The files will upload individually. If the browser doesn't allow you to submit your assignment after you upload a folder, select Do not attach in the folder's row to remove it. You can drag the files individually and submit again. You can use the file name or provide another name for the file.

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    Browse for a file in the Content Collection, if you have access.

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    Browse for a file in cloud storage. You can instantly connect to multiple web apps where you store files, such as in OneDrive® and Google Drive™. If your browser allows, media files you add from cloud storage display inline. At this time, your instructor can’t preview or annotate files you submit in Google Drive’s native file formats such as Google Docs (.gdoc), Sheets (.gsheets), Slides (.gslides), and so on. You can download the Google file and then upload it to your assignment to ensure your instructor can view it inline and provide annotations.

  4. Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
  5. Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted assignment and a success message with a confirmation number. Copy and save this number as proof of your submission. For assignments with multiple attempts, you receive a different number for each submission. If your institution has enabled email notifications for submission receipts, you'll also receive an email with your confirmation number and details each time you submit coursework.

    You won't be able to drag files to upload, view confirmation numbers, or receive email submission receipts if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.

Blackboard Assignments Overview - a Video Tutorial

Watch a Video on Submitting an Assignment in Blackboard