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Submitting Assignments

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15:33, 18 Nov 2013

The assignments tool presents a variety of learning activities. You view and submit assignments from one location. Your instructor designs assignments that require you to:

  • Provide text on the Upload Assignment page.
  • Attach files from your computer or from the Content Collection.
  • Both provide text and attach files.

Assignments list the name, description, and attachments for class work. Your instructor provides you all the information you need to complete the assignment. You can include comments for your instructor before you submit your work.

To learn more about submitting SafeAssignments, see SafeAssign.

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How to Submit an Assignment

When you finish your assignment, you must click Submit. If you do not, your instructor will not receive your completed assignment.

If your instructor has not allowed multiple attempts, you can submit assignments only once. Ensure that you have attached any required files to your assignment before you click Submit.

  1. On the course menu, select the content area that holds the assignment, for example, the Assignments content area.
  2. Click the name of the assignment.

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  3. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions and download any files provided by your instructor and complete the assignment using one or both of the following:
    • Click Type Submission to expand the Assignment Submission box where you can type your response. You can use the content editor to format text, add files, images, links, multimedia and mashups.
    • If your response to the assignment is in a separate file, click Browse My Computer, Browse Course, or Browse Content Collection and select a file to attach. If you attach a file, type a Link Title. If the box is left blank, the file name becomes the link. Follow any instructions that your instructor provided for naming your file.

      If you have selected the wrong file, you can remove it by clicking Do not attach. If the same file is attached to your assignment more than once, the new file is saved with a number appended to the name. For example, history_assignment(1).doc.

      If your instructor is using a rubric and has made it available, click the View Rubric button to view grading criteria.

  4. Optionally, type comments to your instructor in the Comments box.
  5. Click Submit.

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  6. A success message appears, confirming the assignment submission.

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How to Save an Assignment as Draft and Submit Later

Use the Save as Draft function if you need to return to your assignment at a later time. This function saves your comments and files on the page. You can resume your work where you left off when you return.

  1. On the Upload Assignments page, click Save as Draft to save your changes and continue working later.
  2. Return to your assignment and click the assignment link.
  3. On the Review Submission History page, click Continue Current Submission.
  4. On the Upload Assignment page, make your changes.
  5. Optionally, add comments in the Comments box.
  6. Click Submit. The Review Submission History page appears showing the information about your submitted assignment.

When you finish your assignment, you must click Submit. If you do not, your instructor will not receive your completed assignment.

How to Edit or Resubmit an Assignment

Your instructor may allow you to submit an assignment more than once for a variety of reasons. For example, your instructor can provide comments on your first draft so that you can try to improve your work. Your instructor can choose to use either the highest graded attempt or the last graded attempt for your grade.

If your instructor has allowed you to submit an assignment more than once, you will see a Start New Submission function on the Review Submission History page. You access this page by clicking the assignment link in your course.

Ensure that you have attached any required files to your assignment before you click Submit. If you do not click Submit, your instructor will not receive your completed assignment.

  1. Return to your assignment.
  2. Click the assignment.
  3. On the Review Submission History page, view the details of your first submission. Click Start New Submission.
  4. On the Upload Assignment page, make your changes to the new submission.
  5. Optionally, in the Comments box, type your comments.
  6. Click Submit. You are returned to the Review Submission History page where your submission appears.
  7. View your past submission attempts by expanding the Attempt section.

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The digital dropbox has been replaced by the assignments tool in Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1. If your instructor has asked you to submit something to the digital dropbox, ask for alternative instructions.

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