Creating an Assignment – Extended

Assignment Information and Assignment Files

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Image 1: The only required field in this section is the “Name and Color”. You need to give your assignment a Name.

A. Name and Color – This is where you give your assignment a name (Required). Additionally you can also change the color of the text.

B. Instructions – You can enter Instructions for your assignment if necessary (Optional).

C. Assignment Files – You can attach files from your computer by clicking on “Browse My Computer” or you can also attach files that are/have been already uploaded to Blackboard by clicking “Browse Content Collection”(Optional).

Due Dates

Due Dates

Image 2: Clicking on the Checkbox will implement a Due Date for your assignment. Be sure to set the date & time that the assignment is due.

By setting a Due Date for your assignment you can be will be notified if a student submits an assignment late (Optional).

Note: Students will still be able to submit their assignments even past the Due Date.

Grading

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Image 3: The “Point Possible” is the only required field in this section.

A. Point Possible – Enter the points possible for your assignment (Required). A column for the assignment will be created in the Grade Center with the points possible that you specify in this section.

B. Associated Rubrics – You can create a Grading Rubric for the assignment (Optional). This Rubric can be shared with your students so that they can refer to it. It can also be hidden from students and used only for internal reference (If a TA is grading assignments, etc.).

Submission Details

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Image 4: Clicking on the “Submission Details” will expand the menu giving the options displayed in the image above. The settings in the image above are the default values set by Blackboard.

Submission Details is within the “Grading” section and will allow you to control the way that assignments are submitted, how many times they can be submitted, and more.

C. Assignment Type – You will be able to control the way that assignments are submitted.

Individual Submission – Select this option if students are submitting their assignment individually.

Group Submission – Select this option if students are submitting their assignment as a Group. Keep in mind that the students will have to be enrolled in a group inside of Blackboard.

Portfolio Submission – Select this option if you would like for students to only submit a portfolio from Blackboard.

D. Number of Attempts – You will be able to control how many times the students can submit their assignment.

Single Attempt – Students will only be able to submit their assignments once, unless an exception is made (Attempt is ignored or cleared)

Multiple Attempts – You can specify the amount of times that students can submit their assignments.

Unlimited Attempts – Students will be able to submit unlimited amount of assignment attempts.

E. Plagiarism Tools – You can check the students’ assignment attempts for plagiarism using SafeAssign (Optional).

Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign – Selecting this option will create a SafeAssignment. The students’ attempts will be run through Institutional and Global References Databases to ensure that the student’s work is not copied from another source or student’s paper.

Allow Students to view SafeAssign originality report for their attempt  – This will allow the students to see the report generated by SafeAssign. They will be able to see the % of the paper that was seen as identical to other sources.

Exclude Submissions from the Institutional and Global References Databases  – Normally when a student submits a paper/assignment to SafeAssign that assignment/paper is stored in Institutional and Global References Databases, so if they turn in the same paper again in the future it will be marked as plagiarized.

Grading Options

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Image 5: Clicking on the “Grading Options” will expand the menu giving the options displayed in the image above. The settings in the image above are the default values set by Blackboard.

F. Enable Anonymous Grading – Student names will be hidden during the grading process. This could be a useful feature if you have someone else grading the students’ assignment for you and you would not like for this grader to know whose paper he/she is grading (Optional).

G. Enable Delegated Grading  – Delegated Grading can be a useful tool if you have multiple helpers that assist you with grading. With the Delegated Grading feature, all of the helpers will be able to provide feedback. After all delegated graders provide grades and feedback, one or more instructors review the grading to determine a final grade or reconcile it (Optional).

Display of Grades

Display of Grades

Image 6: Clicking on the “Display Grades” will expand the menu giving the options displayed in the image above. The settings in the image above are the default values set by Blackboard.

 

H. Display grade as – This option allows you to control the way that students see their grades in Blackboard. The different Grade Display options are: Score, Text, Percentage, and any Grading Schema that has been configured in the Grade Center.

Primary – The Primary display grade option is the one that students will see in the “My Grades” section of the course menu.

Secondary – The Seconday display grade option is only available to the Instructor in the Full Grade Center.

I. Include in Grade Center grading calculations  – This option will automatically include this Assignment in the Grade Center Calculations. Either way a column will be created in the Grade Center.

J. Show students in My Grades – This option will allow students to see the grade received for the assignment, if you do not want students to see their grade you will need to uncheck this box.

K. Show Statistics (average and median) for this item to Students in My Grades – If you select this option, students will be able to see what the median and average grade obtained by other students for this assignment.

Availability

Availability

Image 7: The Assignment will be available to students by default.

A. Make this Assignment Available – This option will be checked by default. This means that as soon as the assignment is created it will become available to students.

B. Limit Availability – You can limit when the assignment becomes available to students and how long it will be available for.

Display After – Using the Display After feature will allow you to control when the assignment will become available to students. Remember to leave the assignment available since the availability is being control by this feature.

Display Until- Using the Display Until feature will allow you to control how long the assignment will be available for. Students that try to submit the assignment after the date set in this section will be unable to because the assignment will not longer be visible to students.

C. Track Number of View – You can track how many students view this assignment by selecting this option.