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Submit an Assignment in a Course Site – Students

  • This article’s purpose is to instruct student Blackboard users how to submit assignments in Blackboard. Assignments may or may not have SafeAssign plagiarism checking enabled.
  • Assignments may have limited submission attempts, be cautious about submitting unfinished or incorrect materials.
  • If you mistakenly submit an assignment attempt and need to remove it, the help desk will require professor authorization to reset the attempt.
  • Video instructions are at the bottom of this page.


STEP 1:

Proceed to the content area in your course site where the assignment is posted using the left side course menu. This is typically “Assignments”.


STEP 2:

In the content area, Click on the title of the assignment you wish to submit your materials to. The icon shown to the left of the title below denotes an assignment.



STEP 3.1:
Assignments can be submitted in two ways.

  1. Write Submission: This opens up a text area on the page where you can copy/paste or type in the content for your assignment. See STEP 3.2 for more information about this option.
  2. Browse My Computer: A new window will open allowing you to select and attach a file from your computer. Use the guide below for the types of supported files.

Supported Files

Not Supported

.doc, .docx – This is the format of a document that is created with Microsoft Word.  .pages – This is the format of a document that is created with Apple Pages.
.pdf – This is the format of a document that is saved as a pdf.  .gdoc – This is the format of a document that is created with Google Docs.
.xls/.xlsx – This is the format of a spreadsheet created with Microsoft Excel.  .gsheet – This is the format of a document that is created with Google Spreadsheet.
.ppt/.pptx – This is the format of a document created with Microsoft PowerPoint.  .gslides – This is the format of a document that is created with Google Slides.


STEP 3.2
Once the “Write Submission” option has been selected, a text box will appear with an attached text editor. You can use the arrow in the top right to toggle more options on or off.


STEP 4:
Once you have completed STEP 3, You will have the option to either Cancel, Save Daft, or Submit your assignment in the top or bottom right hand corner of the page.

A. Cancel – Click on this button to cancel the assignment submission. Everything you have done in this page will be lost.

B. Save Draft – Click on this button to save the progress you have made in this assignment. Everything you have done in this page will be saved but will not be submitted to the Instructor for Grading. Click here to know what happens when you click on “Save Draft”.

C. Submit – Click on this button to finish your assignment submission. Everything you have have done in this page will be sent to your professor for Grading.


Video Instructions

Updated on March 28, 2017

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