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Submitting Group Assignments

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13:08, 22 Jul 2013

You can submit your work to complete group assignments in the following ways:

  • Text typed on the Upload Assignment page.
  • Files attached from your computer or from the Content Collection.
  • A combination of both text and attached files.

Assignments list the name, description, and attachments for course work. You can also add comments for your instructor.

All members of a group receive the same grade for group assignments.

  Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I open our group assignment?

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Why can't I find our group assignment?

Your group assignment might only be available on a certain date or after you complete a certain task. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you can access the assignment. Contact your instructor for more information.

My instructor did not receive our group assignment. What do I do?

You must discuss this issue with your instructor. To learn more, see How to Submit Work for a Group Assignment.

How do I edit or resubmit a group assignment?

Editing a group assignment requires you to resubmit the assignment, and not all assignments can be resubmitted. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

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. To learn more, see How to Edit or Resubmit a Group Assignment.

How do I know whether my assignment has been graded?

On the course menu, click Tools, and then click My Grades. If your assignment has not been graded, the Grade column contains a symbol indicating its status. If your assignment has been submitted and graded, the grade appears. To view more detail, click the link to see the assignment's Review Submission History page. To learn more, see How to View Group Assignment Grades and Feedback.

How to Submit Work for a Group Assignment

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

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    In the My Groups panel, select your group name. On the group homepage, click the name of the assignment in the Group Assignments section.

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  2. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions and download any files provided by your instructor. Complete the assignment using the content editor, by attaching files, or both.

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

  3. Optionally, in the Comments box, type your comments.
  4. Click Submit. The Review Submission History page appears showing the information about your submitted assignment.

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How to Save a Group Assignment as Draft and Submit Later

  1. When you need to stop working on a group assignment, click Save as Draft. This function saves your comments and files on the page. Click OK to leave the assignments area.
  2. Click Continue Current Submission to resume working without leaving the assignments area. To continue working on your saved draft after leaving the assignments area, return to assignment in content area that holds the group assignment, or from the group homepage.
  3. When you finish your assignment, you must click Submit. If you do not, your instructor will not receive your completed assignment.

Edit or Resubmit a Group Assignment

Editing a group assignment requires you to resubmit the assignment, and not all assignments can be resubmitted. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

Your instructor may allow you to submit a group 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 a group 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 group assignment link in your course.

How to View Group Assignment Grades and Feedback

Blackboard does not score assignments automatically. Each assignment needs to be reviewed by your instructor. You can review the information provided by your instructor in My Grades or on the assignment's Review Submission History page.

Access My Grades From Inside Your Course

You can view your grades from inside your course using the My Grades function. My Grades can appear on the course menu or located on the Tools page.

  1. On the course menu, click Tools
  2. On the Tools page, click My Grades.

Review Your Grade From the Group Homepage

You can also view your grade and any feedback provided by your instructor in the assignment's Review Submission History page. If your instructor attached a file, you must access it from the group assignment link on the group homepage.

Access My Grades Outside Your Course

  1. On the My Institution tab, click My Grades on the Tools panel.
  2. On the My Courses page, click the name of your course.

My Grades Item Status

The following table describes the symbols appearing on the My Grades page.

My Grades Status Icons
Symbol Description
- Item has not yet been completed. No information is available.
Item has been completed, but will not have a grade (for items such as surveys).
Item has been submitted. This item is waiting to be reviewed by your instructor.

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Item has been submitted. Your instructor may review this item but may not be provided a grade (for items such as surveys).

Grade Item has been graded. Click the grade to view detailed feedback.
Attempt is in progress. This item has not been submitted. To submit the item, see Submitting a Draft Assignment.
Grade is exempted for this user. If you do not complete this assignment, it will not affect your grade.
Error has occurred. Contact your instructor.
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