How to Submit a Blackboard Assignment (For Students)

It is possible to submit an assignment electronically through Blackboard. You may find that your course instructor has set up a Blackboard assignment, which they expect you to complete. The instructions below explain how to submit an assignment through Blackboard.

Note that if you are uploading an assignment from home your internet connection may not be fast enough to upload a particularly large file (over 10MB) before the upload process times out.  Therefore we recommend that if you wish to submit a file of over 10MB in size that you do so from a public workstation on campus.

Locate the Assignment

Locate the Assignment

1. Locate the assignment within your Blackboard course. The screenshot above uses an example assignment.

2. To view further details or submit an assignment click on the name of the assignment.

If you have a group assignment to submit, the submission process is the same as for an individual submission, but only ONE member of your group needs to submit. Be sure to liaise with all members of your group so that you know who will be responsible for submitting the work.

Assignment Information

Assignment Information

3. The Upload Assignment page will appear. This is broken down into different sections.

You will see some information about the assignment, such as the due date and any instructions given by the tutor.

You will also see a write submission link. This would open a text box into which you could write your submission. Most of the time you would be uploading a file however, so move onto the next slide.

Upload Assignment

Upload Assignment

4. Further down the page you can click on Browse My Computer to choose a document to upload. Locate the file you wish to upload and click on Open.

Please make sure that you do not have any spaces or special characters (e.g. !”£$%^&*()#’@[]{};:’|/,<>) in the filename.

5. If you wish to add further files, click on Browse My Computer again and repeat the above step.

There is also an area to add any comments regarding your submission.

Submit or Save?

Submit or Save?

10. To Submit your assignment click on Submit.

Make sure to click on Submit once only, and then wait until the transfer finishes. Do not double click on Submit, do not click the back button during the transfer, do not click on submit again even if you think it is taking too long. Failure to follow this guidance will lead to your assignment being corrupted.

Bear in mind that if you are submitting an assignment from home that the speed at which you can upload a file is much slower than on campus.

Important note about the Save as Draft button
The Save as draft option will save the assignment but WILL NOT submit the assignment to the course instructor – instead it allows a copy of the work to be saved in Blackboard, which may then be downloaded and worked on by the student at another time or location. If you wish to submit the assignment make sure to click on Submit.

Success

Success

11. A preview of the your assignment is shown. If multiple attempts are allowed a “start over” button will let you submit a replacement file.

Rubric?

Rubric?

12. Note that if a Rubric will be used to mark your assignment you may view it by clicking on the icon shown above.

Example Rubric

Example Rubric

13. This is an example Rubric. With a Rubric your assessment is marked according to each criteria row and to what extent it fulfils each criteria. The maximum number of marks should be the total number of possible marks shown on the rubric. In the above case that would be five rows by the highest point per row, making ten possible marks.

The instructor has the option to adjust the marks after the rubric has been used.

You may or may not be shown what rubric criteria you attained when viewing your score. This is at the discretion of the instructor.