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The Assignment tool allows students to submit files to their instructor to be graded.

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


  1. Click on the Content Area or Assignments Area, you want the assignment to be placed within your course.

  2. From the Assessments drop-down menu, choose Assignment.

  3. Fill out your assignment information

    1. Name your Assignment (Color is not that important)

    2. It is good practice to write out directions for students to follow for the assignment here. If you have a document with the directions already written up, you can attach them to the assignment (see below)

  4. Attaching

  5. Due Date

  6.  Grading

    1. Enter Points Possible for this assignment, you can always enter 0 and change it later (This is required)

    2. Under Submission Details, you can change how assignments are submitted. To use the Group Submission, you have to create groups first, then you can assign this to specific groups.

    3. Number of Attempts allows you to change how many times students can submit an assignment to be graded. (It is suggested to change this to Multiple and at least 2, that way a student re-upload if they forgot something)

    4. Grading Options - In this option, you can hide students names from the grading menu and also delegate who grades what assignments (Instructors, TAs, ect)

    5. Display of Grades allows you to change how students see their grade(s) in their My Grades area.

  7. Availability

  8. Submit

    1. Make sure you hit SUBMIT to save!

Sources and Relevant Links

Getting Started with Assignments