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Submit Group Assignments

Your instructor and institution control which tools are available.

Where are my group assignments?

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about group assignments.

Your instructor can display group assignments in different areas of your course. You might access group assignments from links on the course menu called "Assignments" or "Groups." Or, your instructor might incorporate group assignments into each week's content. Group assignments may also appear in the My Groups panel after the course menu. Ask your instructor if you have questions about how your course is organized.

Your instructor may make some of your group assignments available after a certain date or after you complete a certain task. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed before you may access a group assignment. Contact your instructor if you don't see a group assignment that you think you should.


Submit work for a group assignment

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about group assignments.

Your instructor provides all the information your group needs to complete a group assignment. One group member submits your group assignment. All members of your group receive the same grade for a group assignment.

If you're the member who submits a group assignment for the group, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your completed group assignment.

If your instructor hasn't allowed multiple attempts, you may submit your group assignment only once. Before you select Submit, be sure that you've attached any required files.

  1. On the course menu, select the link that holds the group assignment, such as "Assignments." Select the name of the group assignment.

    -OR-

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

  2. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions, due date, points possible, and download any files provided by your instructor.
  3. Select Write Submission to expand the area where you can type your submission. You can use the functions in the editor to format the text.
  4. Select Browse My Computer to upload a file from your computer.

    -OR-

    Drag files from your computer to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files. The files will upload individually. If the browser doesn't allow you to submit your group assignment after you upload a folder, select Do not attach in the folder's row to remove it. You can drag the files individually and submit again.

    You can use the file name or provide another name for the file.

  5. Optionally, type Comments about your group submission.
  6. Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted group assignment and a success message with a confirmation number. Copy and save this number as proof of your group's submission. For group assignments with multiple attempts, you receive a different number for each submission.

    You won’t be able to drag files to upload or view confirmation numbers if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.


Save a group assignment as a draft and submit later

On the Upload Assignment page, select Save Draft to save your work and continue later. Your text and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.

One member can save a group assignment as a draft and another member can continue later and submit the work .

  1. Return to your group assignment and select the group assignment title.
  2. On the Review Submission History page, select Continue.
  3. On the Upload Assignment page, make your changes.
  4. Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
  5. Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted group assignment.

When you finish your group assignment, you must select Submit. If you don't, your instructor won't receive your group work.


Resubmit a group assignment

Your instructor may allow you to submit a group assignment more than once for a variety of reasons. For example, your instructor may provide comments on your first draft so that you can try to improve your work.

You may realize you made an error after you submit your group assignment. However, your group may not be allowed to resubmit the assignment. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

If your group may make another attempt, select the assignment link in your course. Start New appears on the Review Submission History page.


Anonymously graded group assignments

On the Upload Assignment page, you are informed if your group assignment is set to be graded anonymously.

Your instructor won't see your group name during grading. Your instructor may choose to grade anonymously to eliminate bias.

You shouldn't include any identifying information with your submission. Don't add your name or group name to files you upload or use names in comments.


Frequently asked questions

Why can't I open our group assignment?

Contact the 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're using a supported internet browser and operating system for your school's version of Blackboard Learn.

Why can't I find our group assignment?

Your instructor controls the date when group assignments become available. You might also have to meet other criteria to access the assignment. For example, you might have to mark a lecture as reviewed first. 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.

How do I edit or resubmit a group assignment?

You can't edit a submitted group assignment, but you may be allowed to resubmit it. Not all group assignments can be resubmitted. Check if you can submit an assignment more than once. If you can't and made a mistake, you must contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

In the Original Course View, if your instructor allows you to submit a group assignment more than once, a Start New function appears on the Review Submission History page. Select the group assignment link in your course to access the Review Submission History page.

How do I know if my group assignment has been graded?

In the Original Course View, the My Grades page displays all your grades. My Grades is often located on the course menu. The course menu appears on the left side of the course window. If My Grades isn't on the course menu, select Tools and select My Grades. If you submitted your group assignment, but it's not graded, you will see an exclamation mark next to the group assignment's title.

If your group assignment has been submitted and graded, the grade appears in the assignment's row. To view more detail, select the group assignment's title to access the Review Submission History page.

More on My Grades


ULTRA: Group assignments

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about group assignments.

In the Ultra Course View, you won't have a separate area for groups. Instead, instructors create group assignments where you can collaborate with other students.

On the Course Content page, your group name is listed after the group assignment title. Your group members' names appear when you open an assignment and when you work on it.

If your instructor enabled conversations, select the speech bubble icon in the upper-right corner. You can ask for help, share sources, or answer questions others have about the group assignment. You can have conversations with the whole class, just the group, or both!

You can also use Collaborate Ultra to meet virtually with your group if your course uses Collaborate and your instructor enabled conversations. To open your group's Collaborate room, open to the group assignment, select the speech bubble icon in the top corner, and choose My Group from the list. The Collaborate camera icon will appear in the top corner. Select the icon to jump in!

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Submit a group assignment

As you work on a group assignment, you can save a draft and other group members are allowed to edit it. Everyone in the group can keep track of the latest version of your work.

Only one member of the group needs to submit the assignment. Your instructors grade a group assignment in the same way they grade an assignment that you work on individually. You only see your own grade, but your instructor can assign different grades to each group member. Instructors may assign different grades if they feel that a group member's contribution earned a grade different from the rest of the group.

How do I check that our group assignment was submitted?

You can check to make sure a group assignment submitted successfully.

  1. When you submit an assignment, a panel appears with the date and time you made the submission.
  2. Select the View submission link at the bottom of the panel to review what your group submitted.

To see if your group assignment has been graded, check the activity stream. As your instructors post grades, you'll find them in your stream. Select View your grade to display your grade.

You can also access the group assignment in your course to review your grade and feedback in context.

Your grades also appear on the global and course grades pages.

More on accessing grades