Assignments will show as pieces of paper with a ruler and pencil overlay. Clicking on the name of the assignment will take you to the area where you will submit your work.
On the Assignments page you will see a repeat of the instructions that were beneath the link on the previous page along with the assignment’s due date and points possible followed by the Assignment Submission section.
In the Assignment Submission section, you may enter assignment text directly into Blackboard (1), and/or upload and attach a file (2). To enter text directly, click Write Submission and a text editor will appear. To upload and attach a file, click Browse My Computer. Alternatively, you may attach a file already uploaded to a content collection.
Note: Generally, it’s a bad idea to type anything lengthy into a text editor on a web page (your login could time out, you could lose Internet connection). Most instructors want you to attach a file. If you are unsure of what your instructor wants, ask.
You can also add comments for your instructor on this page. This is not for submitting your answer. DO NOT submit your assignment in the Comments box.
Make sure that after you click Submit on an assignment you wait until you see the green success bar before leaving the session. You will also receive and email confirming your submission.
Assignments are typically papers but could be almost any kind of file type.
NOTE: If you save an assignment as a draft or if you resubmit an assignment, make sure that you RENAME the file. If you do not, Blackboard may not update the file and the instructor may end up grading the wrong version of the paper. For example, add a number to the end of the file name to change it.
- MS Word (.doc, .docx)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- MS Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx)
- Images files (.gif, .png, .jpg)
- and many more