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The Create Assignment feature allows you to create an assignment in any of the Content Areas. It gives your students access to a drop box and creates an entry in your online Grade Center, allowing students to upload, save and place their assignments into the Grade Center.

With Edit Mode On:

  1. Click on desired Content Areas (Syllabus, Course Documents, Assignments, etc…).

  2. Hover over the Create Assessment button and click on Create Assignment.

    Create Assignment

  3. Type in the assignment’s name, change the name’s color, and type in some instructions.

  4. Attach any files that you want the student to use for the assignment. Input how many points you want this assignment to be worth. Select the availability of this assignment.

  5. Enter the due date for the assignment. Select who will receive the assignment.

  6. Click the Submit button.

Availability Options

  • Do you want to make the assignment available? - Select Yes and users will view the Assignment. Select No and the assignment will not be visible to users.
  • Do you want to track number of views? - Select Yes and the system will track the number of times Students open this Survey. Select No and this information will not be recorded.
  • Availability Dates - Select the range of dates that the assignment will appear. Select dates using the drop-down lists or click on the icon for a calendar interface.
  • To display an announcement from a date forward, select a date in the "Display After:" field but do not select the Display Until option.

    To display an announcement for a specific amount of time select a date in the "Display After:" field, check Display Until, and select a date below.

More Information

Q: Why would I want to keep my assignment from being visible?

A: If you are not finished with your assignment you may choose to delay the accessibility of your assignment.

Q: What happens if I do not choose a Display After/Until Date and Time?

A: If you do not click on the Display check boxes, your assignment will be visible as long as your course is available.

Q: How does the Add Assignment tool work with the Digital Drop Box?

A: The Assignment tool replaces the Digital DropBox. This tool allows you to place the assignments within your content and it gives your students access to a drop box, for this specific assignment. When a student uploads an assignment, it automatically creates a category in your Grade Center ready for you to grade.

Q: How do I add a file to my assignment?

A: From the Assignments page, click on the assignment in which you want to add a file to. If you scroll down, there will be a Browse button. Locate the file you wish to add and click the Open button. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.

Q.  How do I grade the assignments my students turned in?

A.  You will be grading the assignment within the Bb Grade Center.  Please refer to the handout - How to Grade Assignments in Bb for more information.



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