As you progress through your course, your tutor will issue many types of assignments: problems to solve, chapter questions to answer, journals, research papers, creative writing, and so on. Blackboard provides tools for you to submit your work to the tutor electronically, and at times view your results.
You will learn how to use Blackboard's Assignment tool to submit files to the tutor, and learn how view your results with the My Grades tools.
Submitting Turnitin Assignments
All coursework is submitted electronically. There are two ways to submit electronically, either direct to Blackboard or through Blackboard to Turnitin the anti-plagiarism software used by the University. Your tutor will select the option most appropriate to the coursework. Some tutors may ask you to submit the same coursework direct to Blackboard as well as Turnitin.
Turnitin Sumbission File Types and Sizes
Turnitin will currently accept the following file types to generate Originality Reports:
- Microsoft Word® (.doc / .docx)*
- OpenOffice Text (.odt)**
- Google Docs via Google Drive™
- WordPerfect® (.wpd)
- PostScript (.ps/.eps)
- Adobe® PDF Microsoft
- PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)***
- Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)****
- HTML Rich text format (.rtf)
- Plain text (.txt)
- Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)
The paper being submitted must contain more than 20 words, must be under 40MB (or approximately two million characters), must not exceed 400 pages in length, and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e t h i s).
Submitting your work with the Assignment tool in Blackboard allows you to easily upload your homework files to your tutor and receive files back, along with your grade. There is no need for paper, or even email. Click Submitting Assignments to learn more about submitting coursework and receiving feedback with the Blackboard Assignment tool.
You can access an Assignment in Blackboard when it's been deployed by your teacher in a Content Area of the course. Your teacher may have an entire area in your course dedicated to all assignments, or assignments may be placed along with related lesson material. Once the teacher informs you that an assignment is available and where to find it, read and follow all instructions carefully, complete the work as directed, then click Submit to pass in your work.
Submitting an Assignment
Once you click the Assignment link, you will be brought to the Assignment page as pictured here. Depending on the instructions provided by your tutor, you may be asked to add text, formatted text, attach a file, enter comments, or a combination of these actions. When ready, click Submit. If you are not yet ready to hand in the Assignment, you can click Save As Draft to be able to return later, work on it more, and then submit it.
Confirming your Submission
When submitting an Assignment in Blackboard, particularly ones which include file attachments, you should take the time to confirm your submission. There are two ways that you can tell your Assignment has been submitted successfully. If you receive a confirmation message after you submit the Assignment. If you are allowed to make more than one submission, you will also see a Submission History that will display all your submissions by date and time.
Reviewing your Results
You can also confirm your Assignment submission by accessing the My Grades area of a course. (Note: Review the next few screens to learn how to access the My Grades area.) An exclamation point (!) will appear next to any Assignment that has been successfully submitted. The Details button will give you information about the Assignment if the teacher has entered them.
Assignments submitted in Blackboard are not scored automatically, but need to be reviewed by your tutor. After reviewing your work, you tutor can use the same Assignment tool to provide you with a grade, written feedback, as well as files. You then can review the information in two ways: through the Assignment itself and through the My Grades area.
|Through the Assignment Itself||Through the My Grades Area|