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Submitting Group Assignments

You can submit your work to complete group assignments in the following ways:

  • Text typed on the Upload Assignment page.
  • Files attached from your computer or from the Content Collection.
  • A combination of both text and attached files.

Assignments list the name, description, and attachments for course work. You can also add comments for your instructor.

All members of a group receive the same grade for group assignments.

question_mark_teal_square.png  Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I open our group assignment?

Contact the computing help desk at your institution. They can help you troubleshoot and download any application you might need. If you’re not sure how to contact them, look for the technology office on your institution’s website or search the web for your institution’s name + Blackboard + help or support. Check to make sure you are using a supported internet browser and operating system for your institution's version of Blackboard.

Why can't I find our group assignment?

Your group assignment might only be available on a certain date or after you complete a certain task. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you can access the assignment. Contact your instructor for more information.

My instructor did not receive our group assignment. What do I do?

You must discuss this issue with your instructor. To learn more, see How to Submit Work for a Group Assignment.

How do I edit or resubmit a group assignment?

Editing a group assignment requires you to resubmit the assignment, and not all assignments can be resubmitted. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

If your instructor has allowed you to submit an assignment more than once, you will see a Start New Submission function on the Review Submission History page. You access this page by clicking the assignment link in your course. To learn more, see Edit or Resubmit a Group Assignment.

How do I know whether my assignment has been graded?

On the course menu, click Tools, and then click My Grades. If your assignment has not been graded, the assignment's row contains a symbol indicating its status. If your assignment has been submitted and graded, the grade appears in the assignment's row. To view more detail, click the assignment's title to see the Review Submission History page. To learn more, see View Group Assignment Grades and Feedback and My Grades.

How to Submit Work for a Group Assignment

  1. On the course menu, select the content area that holds the group assignment, for example, Group Assignments. Click the name of the assignment.

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    In the My Groups panel, select your group name. On the group homepage, click the name of the assignment in the Group Assignments section.

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  2. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions and download any files provided by your instructor. Complete the assignment using the content editor, by attaching files, or both.

    If your instructor has not allowed multiple attempts, your group can submit an assignment only once.  Be sure that you have attached any required files to your assignment before you click Submit.

  3. Optionally, type your Comments.
  4. Click Submit. The Review Submission History page appears showing the information about your submitted assignment.

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How to Save a Group Assignment as Draft and Submit Later

  1. When you need to stop working on a group assignment, click Save as Draft. This function saves your comments and files on the page. Click OK to leave the assignments area.
  2. Click Continue Current Submission to resume working without leaving the assignments area. To continue working on your saved draft after leaving the assignments area, return to assignment in content area that holds the group assignment, or from the group homepage.
  3. When you finish your assignment, you must click Submit. If you do not, your instructor will not receive your completed assignment.

Edit or Resubmit a Group Assignment

Editing a group assignment requires you to resubmit the assignment, and not all assignments can be resubmitted. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

Your instructor may allow you to submit a group assignment more than once for a variety of reasons. For example, your instructor can provide comments on your first draft so that you can try to improve your work. Your instructor can choose to use either the highest graded attempt or the last graded attempt for your grade.

If your instructor has allowed you to submit a group assignment more than once, you will see a Start New Submission function on the Review Submission History page. You access this page by clicking the group assignment link in your course.

How to View Group Assignment Grades and Feedback

Blackboard does not score assignments automatically. Each assignment needs to be reviewed by your instructor. You can review the information provided by your instructor in My Grades or on the assignment's Review Submission History page.

Access My Grades From Your Course

You can view your grades from inside your course in My Grades. My Grades can appear on the course menu or on the Tools page.

  1. On the course menu, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools page, select My Grades.

Review Your Grade From the Group Homepage

You can also view your grade and any feedback provided by your instructor on the group assignment's Review Submission History page. If your instructor attached a file, you must access it from the group assignment link on the group homepage.

Access My Grades Outside Your Course

  1. On the My Institution tab, click My Grades on the Tools panel.
  2. On the My Grades page, click the name of a course to view a listing of your gradable items.

To learn more, see My Grades.