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Where do I find my assignments?
Your instructor can add assignments to different areas of your course. You might access assignments from a link on the course menu called "Assignments." Or, your instructor might incorporate assignments into each week's content. Ask your instructor if you have questions about how your course is organized.
Your instructor can also create group assignments and provide access to them in the same areas as regular assignments. Group assignments may also appear in the My Groups panel after the course menu.
More on accessing and submitting group assignments
Your instructor may make some assignments available after a certain date or after you complete a certain task. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you may access an assignment. Contact your instructor if you don't see an assignment you think you should.
If you submit after the due date, your submission is marked LATE and penalties may apply.
The digital dropbox has been replaced by the assignments tool in Blackboard Learn. If your instructor has asked you to submit something to the digital dropbox, ask for other instructions.
Watch a video about assignments
The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.
Video: Assignments Overview shows you where to find and submit assignments.
Submit an assignment
When you finish your assignment, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your completed assignment.
If your instructor hasn't allowed multiple attempts, you may submit your assignment only once. Before you select Submit, be sure that you have attached any required files.
- Open the assignment. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions, due date, points possible, and download any files provided by your instructor. If your instructor has added a rubric for grading, you can view it.
- Select Write Submission to expand the area where you can type your submission. You can use the options in the editor to format the text. You have creative control over how your content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance.
- Select Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.
Drag files from your computer to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files. The files will upload individually. If the browser doesn't allow you to submit your assignment after you upload a folder, select Do not attach in the folder's row to remove it. You can drag the files individually and submit again. You can use the file name or provide another name for the file.
Browse for a file in the Content Collection, if you have access.
Browse for a file in cloud storage. You can instantly connect to multiple web apps where you store files, such as in OneDrive® and Google Drive™. If your browser allows, media files you add from cloud storage display inline.
- Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
- Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted assignment and a success message with a confirmation number. Copy and save this number as proof of your submission. For assignments with multiple attempts, you receive a different number for each submission. If your institution has enabled email notifications for submission receipts, you'll also receive an email with your confirmation number and details each time you submit coursework.
You won't be able to drag files to upload, view confirmation numbers, or receive email submission receipts if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.
More on submitting your assignment with JAWS®
If your institution uses Qwickly, you can attach files stored in your cloud-based storage accounts, such as Dropbox or Google Docs, to your assignment.
More on attaching files to an assignment with Qwickly
Choose file download location
In most browsers, you can select where the files that you open in courses are downloaded. For example, in Chrome, navigate to Settings > Advanced > Downloads. You can select the location for file downloads and choose if you want the browser to ask each time. In Safari, you have the same capabilities. Navigate to Preferences > General > File download location. You can perform an internet search to learn about file download choices in other browsers.
Save an assignment as a draft and submit later
On the Upload Assignment page, select Save Draft to save your work and continue later. Your text and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.
- Return to your assignment and select the assignment title.
- On the Review Submission History page, select Continue.
- On the Upload Assignment page, make your changes.
- Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
- Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted assignment.
When you finish your assignment, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your work.
Resubmit an assignment
Your instructor may allow you to submit an assignment more than once for a variety of reasons. For example, your instructor may provide comments on your first draft so that you can try to improve your work.
You may realize you made an error after you've submitted your assignment. However, you may not be allowed to resubmit the assignment. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.
If you may make another attempt, select the assignment link in your course. Start New appears on the Review Submission History page.
Anonymously graded assignments
On the Upload Assignment page, you're informed if your assignment is set to be graded anonymously.
Your instructor won't see your name during grading. Your instructor may choose to grade anonymously to eliminate bias.
You shouldn't include any identifying information with your submission. Don't add your name to files you upload or use your name in any text you add.