Create a Google Assignment in Blackboard

Course Copies with Google Assignments

Google Assignments do not support Course Copies in Blackboard. If you attempt to copy a Google Assignment into a new course it will arrive with the text "Invalid Link" in the title. Invalid links can be safely deleted in the destination course and replaced as new using the steps outlined below.

Sign in to Blackboard.

Open your course.

Go to a Content or Assignment area.

Select Build Content → Google Assignment

Access Google Assignment

The link to Google Assignments will open and ask you to link your Google account

  • Sign in using your Syracuse University Google account (netID)
  • If this is your first time using Assignments in this course, you must link your LMS account to your Google Account. For instructions, go to Link your account to Assignments (below)

Link Google Account

Make sure you Link the account once you log in. 


Setting up the Google Assignment

Enter a name and description for your assignment.

Add a point value and due date, then enter the details.

Assignment Set up

(Optional) To turn on originality reports, in the assignment, next to Originality reports, click the switch On and thenContinue

  • Note: You are only allowed 5 originality reports per class

Originality Reports

(Optional) To make individual copies of a file for each student to work on, click Attach then choose the file and click Add.

(Optional) To add a rubric for this assignment, next to Rubric, click +Rubric and follow the directions at Create or reuse a rubric for an assignment.

Rubric Option

Click Create when you are done adjusting your settings.

Link Icon

Once the Assignment is created, you can click on the title and monitor and give feedback to students. 

  • If you select the Pencil Icon, you edit the assignment title and description.
  • You can also change the due date along with if you you want to enable the plagiarism.


Google Assignment in Google Drive

In a new tab, open and log into your Google Drive. 

In your Google Drive, you will now find an Assignments folder that will have separate folders for each of your classes that you deploy Google Assignments in.

Google Drive

As new Assignments are added, there will be a new folder created to store the assignments submitted by students. 

Link your account to Assignments

The first time you use Assignments in a course, you need to link your Google Workspace for Education account. When you do, Assignments creates a folder in Google Drive for student assignments and automatically sends grades to the LMS. Students can't submit classwork until you link your account. After you select Google Assignments as an external tool, choose an option based on whether you're:

  • Signed in to a Google Workspace for Education account—Click Linkand thenLink to confirm.
  • Not signed in—Click Sign in. Then, sign in to your Google Workspace for Education accountand thenclick Link.
  • Signed in to multiple accounts—Click Switch Account. Then, sign in to your Google Workspace for Education accountand thenclick Link.

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