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Assignment Creation Process


            + --> Create --> Assignment

  1. Title
  2. Build Assignment
    • Provides options for tests, confusing?
  1. Add text instructions
  2. Add local file(Examples/Instructions)
  3. Add file from cloud

*Allow students to add content at end of assessment

            - option to turn off shown but not clickable, set to be on by default by admin


Topic Overview

The Assignment tool allows students to submit files to their instructor to grade, provide feedback, and be included in the grade center..


When an instructor creates a Blackboard assignment, a column for that assignment is automatically created in the Grade Center.


  1. On the  Course Content  page, select the plus sign wherever you want to add an assignment. In the menu, select Create to open the Create Item panel and select Assignment . The  New Assignment  page opens.

    You can also expand or create a folder and add an assignment.

    When you create an assignment, a gradebook item is created automatically.

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  2. Provide a descriptive title.
  3. Add text, files, and questions . Select the plus sign to open the menu and make a selection. You can add files and text, such as instructions for the assignment. You can also add files from cloud storage.
  4. Show or hide the assignment . You can make the assignment visible or hidden from students. Alternatively, you can set release conditions for the assignment for the whole class, groups, or individuals based on date/time or a student's performance on a previously graded item.

    1. Provide a due date

    2. Prohibit late submissions
    3. Prohibit new attempts after due date


    1. Allow class conversations



    1. Collect submissions offline

            - for assignments without submissions(Performances, presentations, etc.)

            - eliminates need for manual column

- Grade Category

- Attempts Allowed

- Grade Using(Points, etc.)

- Maximum Points

- Anonymous Grading

* Evaluation Options

            - 2 graders per submission(delegated)

                        - new workflow to selecting graders

            - Peer Review

                        - new workflow

                        - late submissions incorporated into process

- prohibits late submissions automatically, 2 graders, anonymous grading, number of attempts

            - Assessment Grade

                        *Post grades automatically as graded(On/Off)

            - Assessment Security

                        *Set access code(auto generated)

            - Use grading rubric

                        - similar workflow, nice walkthrough

            - Goals and Standards

                        - SU does not use

            - Assigned Groups



    1. Grade category
    2. Attempts allowed
    3. Grade using(Points/Percentage/SU Letter)
    4. Maximum points
    5. Anonymous grading
    6. Evaluation Options
    7. Assessment grade

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