Submitting Assignments

Faculty using Blackboard may choose to have Students submit assignments digitally through the Assignment tool. Depending upon the design of the Assignment, Faculty may choose to allow:

The instructions here-in outline both possible Assignment submission options.

Note: Please consult the course syllabus and check with your Instructor regarding specific assignment details.

Submit a Single Submission Assignment

Video Tutorial

Quick Start Tutorial

To submit an Assignment within the Assignment Tool in Blackboard:

  1. Enter your course and click on the folder (also known as a Content Area)where the instructor has placed the assignment.
  2. An assignment for which the instructor has used the Assignment Tool will look similar to the image below.

Image illustrating a link to an Assignment within Blackboard.

  1. Click on the Name of the Assignment to open the assignment area.
  2. On the resulting Upload Assignment page you will see 3 sections:
    • Assignment Information
    • Assignment Materials
    • Submit
  3. Assignment Information includes the details of the assignment such as:
    • Assignment Name
    • Instructions
    • Due Date
    • Possible Points
    • Assignment files (if provided by the instructor)

Image illustrating the Assignment Information section of an Assignment in Blackboard.

  1. Assignment Materials, is where you will either compose or upload your assignment file(s) from your computer to Blackboard.

Image illustrating the Assignment Materials section of submitting an assignment.

    1. Use the Submission area to compose your assignment directly within Blackboard.
      Note: Check with your Instructor prior to using this feature.
    2. Click Browse My Computer or Browse Course to find and then upload your assignment file to the Assignment in Blackboard.
      Note: Repeat this step to add multiple files.
    3. Type in any Comments you want the instructor to read related to your submission.
  1. In the Submit section you have the option to cancel, save, or submit.
    • To send the assignment off to the instructor for grading, click Submit.
    • To stop the submission of your assignment, select Cancel.
    • To save the submission so you can view it again before submitting it to the instructor, click Save as Draft.
      Note: Failure to return to the assignment to Submit it for grading could result in your missing the due date and having to address this issue with the instructor.

Resources

    • Click here for a printable PDF version of the Quick Start Guide.
Submit a Multiple Submission Assignment

Quick Start Tutorial

To Submit an Assignment using the Multiple Submissions Option:

  1. Complete your first submission as described in the Submit a Single Assignment Submission Tutorial.
  2. Click on the Assignment link to view the Review Submission History page.
  3. On the Review Submission History page you will see 3 sections:
    • Assignment Information
    • Review Submission History - contains details about your previous submissions
    • Finish
      Image illustrating the Review Submission History page.
  4. Under Section 3 Finish or at the top of the page, click Start New Submission.
  5. On the resulting Upload Assignment page you will see 3 sections:
    • Assignment Information
    • Assignment Materials
    • Submit
  6. Complete Section 2 Assignment Materials.

    Image illustrating Section 2 Assignment Materials of the Submit Assignment page.

      1. Use the Submission area to compose your assignment directly within Blackboard.
        Note: Check with your Instructor prior to using this feature.
      2. Click Browse My Computer or Browse Course to find and then upload your assignment file to the Assignment in Blackboard.
        Note: Repeat this step to add multiple files.
      3. Type in any Comments you want the instructor to read related to your submission.
  7. In the Submit section you have the option to cancel, save, or submit.
    • To send the assignment off to the instructor for grading, click Submit.
    • To stop the submission of your assignment, select Cancel.
    • To save the submission so you can view it again before submitting it to the instructor, click Save as Draft.
      Note: Failure to return to the assignment to Submit it for grading could result in your missing the due date and having to address this issue with the instructor.
  8. Repeat this set of instructions for all additional submissions to a Multiple Submission Assignment.

Resources

    • Click here for a printable PDF version of the Quick Start Guide.