Blackboard provides a number of methods that allow for the electronic submission of assessments online. Two methods are listed in the left hand column below, each has step-by-step instructions for both staff and students. The right hand column provides information that will help you to identify which of the available methods best suits your needs, and what issues may need to be addressed before you can begin facilitating online submission.
For details of other assessment features in Blackboard, check the section on assessment with Blackboard.
TurnItIn is a third party service licensed by the University. This allows for electronic submission of assessments through Blackboard and provides originality reports.
Blackboard’s assignment feature enables electronic submission of assessments via the Blackboard interface.
This table provides a breakdown of each of the methods for e-submission available in Blackboard and their respective features. Please use this guide to help you identify which method best meets your needs.
E-submission offers a wide range of benefits. However, implementing this kind of submission system raises a number of new issues that schools should consider, many of which are administrative as well as technical. We have collated a number of such issues, which while not exhaustive, should give some help to schools considering e-submission.