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Submitting Assignments in Blackboard

Submitting your work with the Assignment tool in Blackboard allows you to easily upload your homework files to your instructor and receive files back, along with your grade. There is no need for paper or even email.

Assignments Overview (Student) Assignments are created by your instructor. They can be used for simply submitting homework. Assignments can also be used to participate in a back-and-forth review process of projects and papers. Learn more: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/Student/Assignments/Submit_Assignments

I tried to turn in an assignment, but nothing happened when I clicked submit.

If you’ve attached files to submit as part of your assignment, know that those files do not begin uploading to the Blackboard database until you click the ‘Submit’ button. Depending on the size of the attached files and the current upload speed of your internet connection, it may take a little time to complete the upload, especially if you’re submitting videos or other large items by directly attaching the file.

In the event that you’ve attached files, clicked submit, and nothing happens immediately, you may need to simply wait a few minutes — do not click submit more than once.

In some cases, this issue is related to the file name of the attached file. Before submitting, ensure that the name of the attached file is not unusually long and that it doesn’t contain any special characters.

Can I submit to an assignment dropbox more than once?

If you don’t see any indication that you are allowed multiple submissions, it’s best to assume that you only have one opportunity to submit. Do not click the submit button on the assignment submission page until you’ve confirmed that you’ve completed all of the assignment requirements, attached the correct files, and are ready to submit.

Some instructors allow their students to submit more than once to an assignment dropbox, but you will need to check the assignment instructions to be sure. If you are allowed multiple submissions, you will see the ‘Start New’ button on the Submission History page that appears when you click on the assignment link in the course after your initial submission.

Assignments in Blackboard are accessible once they’ve been deployed by your instructor in a Content Area of the course. Your instructor may have an entire area in your course dedicated to all assignments, perhaps even linked on the Course menu, or assignments may be placed along with related lesson material within unit folders in the course.

Once you click on an assignment link you will be brought to the submission page, which is split into three sections:

  • Points and instructions:  Check the top of the assignment submission page for instructions and any supporting documentation for your assignment. If your assignment is graded, you will see the points possible for the assignment listed in this section as well.
  • Assignment submission:  You have the option to type your submission directly into the Blackboard assignment tool or attach files from your computer or a cloud service like Google Drive. Be sure to check the syllabus and assignment instructions to see if your instructor has provided guidelines for how to attach your work to the assignment tool.
  • Add comments:  You can provide text comments to your instructor about your assignment submission, but you should never use the comments section to submit your actual work unless instructed to.

Full documentation at help.blackboard.com: Submit Assignments

Verifying and Viewing Submission Receipts

Each time you successfully submit to an assignment in Blackboard, you’ll be taken to the submission history page, which will show you grade information, a timestamp of your submission, a link to any attached files, and a preview of those files if they were submitted in one of the approved formats. You can return to this page by accessing the assignment link where you submitted your work within the course content and/or by clicking on the title of the assignment in the My Grades tool.

The system also generates a receipt of your submission that is sent to your UA Little Rock email account and stored in the My Grades section of the course. You should confirm that you’ve received a receipt of your submission each time you turn in your work by checking your UA Little Rock email account and/or by navigating to the Submitted tab in the My Grades section of the course.

It’s important to verify that your assignment has been successfully submitted each time you turn in your work. If you are not taken to the submission history page after submitting your work and/or do not receive a receipt of your submission, you should contact the Blackboard Student Support help desk immediately. Do not wait until the assignment due date has passed or until grades are submitted for your course to report an issue with submitting an assignment.

Viewing assignment feedback

Assignments submitted in Blackboard are not scored automatically, but need to be reviewed by your instructor. After reviewing your work, you instructor can use the same Assignment tool to provide you with a grade, written feedback, and additional files. You then can review the information in two ways: through the Assignment itself and through the My Grades area.

To review the assignment results through the Assignment Itself:

  • Return to the Assignment for which you want to review the results.
  • Click on the Assignment link to open the Submission History .
  • At the bottom of your submission will be Instructor Feedback that will have a grade, any comments, and any attached files.

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To review the assignment results through the My Grades Area :

  • Click My Grades link in the Course Menu if it is available. Remember, your instructor can rename the title of this link. You will know you are on the right page because My Grades will be at the top.
  • Look for the Assignment for which you want to review the results.
  • Click on the name of the assignment to see instructor feedback, inline comments, or to obtain files that may have returned. Additionally, some comments will appear in the comments column to the right of the grade column.

Full documentation at help.blackboard.com: Assignment Grades

SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention tool offered by Blackboard that helps educators detect unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid you with learning about plagiarism and the importance of proper attribution of content from other sources and by other people.

Students submit their work to SafeAssign as part of the assignment submission process detailed above. Not all assignments in Blackboard use SafeAssign, but those that do will ask you to agree to submitting your paper to the Global Reference Database when you attach your work for submission.

Once submitted, SafeAssign checks the originality of your work by comparing the text to text on the Internet, within published articles, and to the work of other students at UA Little Rock. The amount of time it takes for SafeAssign to review your work depends upon the demand on the system and the length of your submission.

If your instructor allows it, you can view the SafeAssign originality report on the assignment submission page. You can find more information about accessing and interpreting the SafeAssign originality report on the Blackboard website.

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Blackboard Ultra: How do I submit an assignment?

Every course at Rasmussen will have assignments that you are expected to complete in order to receive credit and complete the course. Specific types of assignments for each course are outlined in the course syllabus.

When you are ready to submit an assignment in your course, go to that assignment and select View Assessment. 

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Select Add Content to open the editor.

how do you submit assignments on blackboard

Select the paperclip icon, as shown below,   to upload a file from your computer. 

You can also use the options in the editor to format the text and  embed images and attach files . A status window appears to show the progress of the file upload.

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Only your instructor can view the content you add.

Not ready to submit?  Select Save and Close to save your work and continue later. Your text, comments, and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.

Submit your assignment . Finished? Select Submit when you're ready for your instructor to grade your work. When you submit, a panel appears with the date and time you made the submission. Select the View Submission link at the bottom of the panel to review your submission.  When you finish your assignment, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your completed assignment.

Note: The Submit button is disabled until you add content or answer at least one question.

Here are a few pointers when working on assignments:

  • Pay close attention to the assignment instructions. The requirements may vary from course to course, and assignment to assignment.
  • A rubric may be available to you so that you are aware of how you are being graded. If this is the case, make sure you review it carefully before starting your submission. 
  • If you can submit an assignment more than once, take advantage of your teacher's revise-and-review process.
  • Submit your assignment in the file formats your teacher requested.
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Step 2:  After clicking on the “Course Content” icon, you will find your course resources as well as a folder or module for each week of the course. These will vary by course.

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Step 3:  To view your course content, simply click on a folder to open it.

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Posts in this section count towards your attendance requirements, and are graded for participation points. Review the Syllabus and Instructor Policies before each course to find out how many discussion posts are required.

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Step 1:  To view your discussion board, simply click on the third icon from the left in your Course Navigation Bar.

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Step 2:  Once you enter your discussion board, you will see a list of all the discussions that are currently available to you.

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Step 3:  Within a given discussion, you will see the discussion topic along with a response area below it.

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Step 4:  Respond to a discussion using the given response area. You can choose to respond with your discussion post immediately, or save a draft for later.

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Step 5:  To view replies from others, simply click on their links. Any new replies will be highlighted.

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Method 1: You can access your grades by clicking on the “Gradebook” icon, fourth from the left of your Course Navigation Bar. If a grade has been posted, you will see it within your Gradebook. If feedback has been added, you will see a purple icon next to the grade. Click the purple icon to view any feedback. (Not all assignments will have written feedback)

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Method 2: You can see all past assignments by clicking on the “Course content” icon and opening the folder containing your assignment. Click on the assignment to see if it has been graded. If it has, you will see the grade displayed. If feedback has been added, you will see a purple icon next to your grade. Click the purple icon to view any feedback.

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Method 3: You can see when your Instructor updates grades within your Activity Stream. You can click on the “View my grade” button in an activity message to see your grade and feedback.

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Messages in this section are not considered part of your participation grades and do not count towards attendance.

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Method 1: To check your messages, simply click the “Messages” icon on your Course Navigation Bar. After clicking on the icon, you’ll see specific message threads inside that you can click on to read your messages.

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Method 2: From your Current Courses or Activity Stream, you can click on the messages tab on the left navigation bar.

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  1. Submit Assignments

    Submit an assignment. When you finish your assignment, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your completed assignment. If your instructor hasn't allowed multiple attempts, you may submit your assignment only once. Before you select Submit, be sure that you have attached any required files.

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    This video outlines how to submit an assignment in Blackboard. Always be sure to follow any extra instructions provided by your instructor!

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    Step 2. 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. Select Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer or drag files from your computer to the hot spot in the Attach Files area.

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    This video shows how to access an assignment in Blackboard and how to submit. Also included are helpful tips and information about assignments.

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    To upload your file to Blackboard, click on the Browse my Computer button, find the file on your computer, and click the Open button. Note: If you added the wrong file, you can click the Do not attach link. To add additional files, click the Browse My Computer button again. d) Click the Submit button to submit your assignment.

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    Step 1: In your Blackboard course, click on the assignment link text as shown below. Note: the assignment title will be the name of the particular assignment for your class, not "Business Letter.". You will notice that Assignments have their own icon. Step 2: Click on the "Browse Local Files" button. Some instructors also may allow you ...

  8. Submitting Assignments in Blackboard

    Assignment submission: You have the option to type your submission directly into the Blackboard assignment tool or attach files from your computer or a cloud service like Google Drive. Be sure to check the syllabus and assignment instructions to see if your instructor has provided guidelines for how to attach your work to the assignment tool.

  9. Blackboard Learn Original: How To Submit an Assignment

    In the "Assignment Submission" section, select the Browse Local Files button to upload a file. Select the file you want to upload and click the Open button. Optional: Include comments in the "Add Comments" Section. Click the Submit button. Note: Click "Save as Draft" (next to Submit) to work on the assignment later.

  10. How do I submit an assignment to Blackboard?

    How to Submit an Assignment. 1. Find the link for submissions provided by your instructor. It is commonly found in a content area such as a weekly folder. 2. Click the link to open up the assignment submission window. 3. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions, due date, points possible, and download any files provided by your ...

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  12. Blackboard Learn Ultra: How to Submit an Assignment

    Click on the assignment link. Click View assessment . That takes us to the submission area which contains a textbox where you can type a response and/or upload a file. When you click on the textbox, a toolbar appears above it (illustrated below). C lick the Paperclip (Attachment) button in that toolbar to open the file attachment window.

  13. Student Questions About Assignments in Learn

    Not exactly. Your instructor can create assignments for you to submit individually or as part of a group effort. You can do all of the same things with a group assignment as with a regular assignment. One member submits the group assignment for the entire group. The grade you receive is the same for all members of the group.

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  15. Blackboard Ultra: How do I submit an assignment?

    When you are ready to submit an assignment in your course, go to that assignment and select View Assessment. Select Add Content to open the editor. Select the paperclip icon, as shown below, to upload a file from your computer. You can also use the options in the editor to format the text and embed images and attach files.

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    Learn about submitting assignments in Blackboard Ultra. ... You can see all past assignments by clicking on the "Course content" icon and opening the folder containing your assignment. Click on the assignment to see if it has been graded. If it has, you will see the grade displayed. If feedback has been added, you will see a purple icon ...

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    Follow these steps: Access the Assignment: Click on the assignment you want to unsubmit. This will take you to the assignment details page. Locate the Unsubmit Option: Look for the "Unsubmit" or "Revert" option. This button allows you to take back your submission. Confirm Unsubmission: After clicking "Unsubmit," confirm your decision.

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