How do I create an assignment?

Using Assignments:

Assignments allow you to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student separately. In an assignment, you can include a description, point value, and file attachments. You can create assignments in several courses areas, such as in a Content Area or in a Learning Module, Lesson Plan, or Content Folder. Students access the assignment, type a submission, attach files, and submit it. You can respond to each student separately with comments and attached files.

Refer to sample below:
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Adding an Assignment

How do I create an assignment?

To create an assignment, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Blackboard then click the course name under “My Courses”, where you want to add the assignment to.
  2. Ensure “Edit Mode” is turned “ON” by clicking on it once.
  3. Assignments can be added to any content area. If needed, add or rename any content area to “Assignments‟ using the contextual drop-down menu.
  4. Open the content area (course menu) item to add the assignment to.
  5. Select “Evaluate”.
  6. Click “Create Assignment”.
  7. Complete the “Assignment Information”, “Assignment Files”, “Grading, Availability”, “Due Dates”, and “Recipients Information”.
  8. Ensure the box “Make the Assignment Available” is checked for immediate access.
  9. Click “Submit” when done.

To edit or delete this assignment click the drop down menu next to its name then choose an option.


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