Blackboard assignments allow your students to submit files electronically for marking. The Assignment tool can accept one or more files of any file type.
There are currently a number of known issues affecting assignments. Log on to Minerva and then go to the known issues webpage (staff access only).
Go to the area in your module where you want students to view and submit the assignment. Make sure Edit Mode is ON. Select Assessments and then Assignment.
Give the assignment a name and add any instructions.
You must add the points possible before continuing.
The rest of the options on this page can be left as default, but you have the option to:
The Assignment will be created with the availability setting on, so check that first before you submit.
There is contextual help available for all of the options at the top of the page.
Once you have finished, click Submit.
You should now see the assignment in your module. Select the action link if you need to edit the assignment or change adaptive release/review/tracking settings.
You might at this point consider using a Student Preview account to test the assignment, however careful checking of the assignment settings should be sufficient.
Students now see a confirmation number online and receive an email. This confirmation number is stored in My Grades and can also be accessed via the submission point.
Staff can review receipts via the Grade Centre by clicking Reports then Submission Receipts.
Staff have the ability to send an email reminder to non-submitters for items in the Grade Centre.
Locate the appropriate column in the Grade Centre, select the action link to the right of it's name then click Send reminder.
Note this feature will not work with Turnitin submissions, use the Turnitin email non submitters function if you need to remind people to submit to Turnitin.
For detailed advice on how to view and mark assignments, see the Grade Centre guide.