Step 9: Assignments

STEP 9: ASSIGNMENTS - LOCATE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS

A part of most courses, the assignment section is where you will complete your assigned work.    

Submitting assignments via Blackboard is more secure and efficient than via email. But not all assignments in the classroom are set up in Blackboard. 

  • It is up to your instructor to set up assignments in Blackboard. If they haven't done so, you won't see assignments listed there. 
  • To access assignments, go to the navigation menu on the left-hand side and click on Assignments.   
  • You will also want to review the Plagiarism Tutorial if you have not.





Important

The IDEA Team often receives calls for help for assignments due to students using Safari or other browsers other than Google Chrome. It is important to use Google Chrome to ensure you have all the functionality you should, and also, it makes it far easier for us to support all the students and faculty when everyone uses Google Chrome. For more information, review Step 2


To complete the (optional) assignment in the Blackboard Orientation course, click on "Upload a document Assignment". (If you have not previously enrolled in the course, you will need to first log in to Blackboard, and click the Quick Enroll icon in the lower left, or, go back to step 1 and be sure to enroll in the course.)
























To attach your assignment, click on Browse My Computer. Locate your document and click Submit.

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There are different ways that some instructors grade your assignments. 
  • In some cases, the instructor may download your paper, insert comments or use Track Changes, and then upload your commented paper, along with a grade. 
  • In other cases, the instructor may use a rubric, built into Blackboard to grade the paper. 
  • It is also possible for instructors to insert comments within Blackboard, using Inline Grading. 
  • Your best bet to see comments and feedback from your instructor is to click on My (Student) Grades - and click on the item in the gradebook. 
  • You should then see your files, paper and/or inserted comments from the instructor. 
  • If the instructor uses the inline grading tool within Blackboard, the inserted comments have a blue icon that you will see within your paper as you scroll through it. Click each blue icon to see your comments. 
  • If, for some reason, the instructor has inserted comments but NOT provided a numeric grade, this will prevent you from seeing the inserted comments. 
  • Contact your instructor if this is the case.



EXERCISE 9: 
  1. Go to the (optional) assignment link in the Orientation Course, upload a document, and submit an assignment. (If you have not previously enrolled in the course, you will need to first log in to Blackboard, and click the Quick Enroll icon in the lower left, or, go back to step 1 and be sure to enroll in the course.)
  2. After you completed exercise 9, please go to Step 10.



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