Instructors can create an Assignment in Blackboard as a way for students to submit coursework.  When an Assignment is created, a Grade Column is automatically created for it in the Grade Center.  Students can either type the assignment answers directly into the  Assignment tool text box or attach a document.  Files formats compartible with Assignments are: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), Adobe Acrobat (PDF),  Image (JPE, JPEG, PNG), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and other audio and video files.

To create an Assignment:

 

  1. In the top-bar action menu in the content area (Course Content) where you want to post the Assignment, click on Assessments then select Assignment.
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  2. Enter the Name and Instructions for the Assignment.
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  3. If you want to attach a document for the students to read click on the Browse My Computer button.
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  4. Enter Points Possible for this Assignment.
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  5. Click Submission Details to expand it. Choose if it is an IndividualGroup or Portfolio Submission.  Specify if it is a Single Attempt, Multiple Attempts or Unlimited Attempts, and if you wish to have it check for plagiarism by using SafeAssign (discussed separately).
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    You are also given options for Anonymous Grading to prevent bias, and Delegated Grading if the course is taught by multiple instructors or has teaching assist
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    Click on Display of Grades allows you to set how the grades are displayed in the Grade Center and to the students in their Grades tool.assignmnet 8
  6. Set the Due Date for the Assignment.
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  7. Set Availability Dates and Times, then Click Submit.assignment 10
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