The assignment tool acts both as an assignment creator and a digital drop box that can be used to collect standard assessments like papers, project materials and homework, as well as digital files.  All submitted materials live in the Grade Center, are organized by assessment/submission and user, and can be downloaded individually or all at once. When you create assignments you can include a description, point value, and file attachments.  You can deliver assignments to each student individually or as collaborative work for groups of students.

When you create an assignment, a grade column is created automatically in the Grade Center.  Depending on your grading style, you can access and grade one assignment attempt, view all the submissions for one assignment, or view all the assignments with submissions that need grading. When reviewing assignment submissions, you can provide a grade and feedback on the grade assignment page which is accessed from the needs grading page or the grade center.

Creating Assignments and Managing Student Submissions

Grading Assignments

What is Safe Assign?

SafeAssign is a feature of the Blackboard assignment tool that will check submissions for plagiarism against a variety of sources materials (Internet sources, ProQuest ABI/Inform Database, BSU SafeAssign document archives, SafeAssign Global Reference Database). Enabling SafeAssign on your assignment is as easy as selecting a check box under the Submission Details when creating or editing your assignment.