Blackboard: Creating and Managing Assignments


Creating the Assignment

  1. Select the content area where the students should submit the assignment (e.g. “Assignments” or “Documents”)
  2. Place mouse over the Assessments button and select Assignment

Assignment option


  1. Fill in the name of the assignment and use the instructions area to provide more details about the assignment

Attach files to an assignment with "Browsing My Computer" or "Browse Content Collection"


  1. A due date can be set for an assignment.

Note: There is an ability to receive items after the due date, but they will be marked as "Late". Be sure to place a check in the box next to the due date if you choose to use this option.

Due date for an assessment


  1. In the grading area, enter the total points possible for the assignment.
  2. Click Submit

Note: A new column be created in the Grade Center for the assignment

Points possible for an assignment