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Assignment FAQs

Why can't I open my assignment?

For help with issues like this one, you should contact your instructor or the help desk at your school. If you aren't sure how to contact the help desk, look for the technology office on your institution's website. You can also search the web for your institution's name + Blackboard + help or support. Also, make sure you are using a supported internet browser and operating system for the version of Blackboard that your school is using.

Why can't I find my assignment?

Your instructor controls the date when 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.

How do I check that my assignment was submitted?

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about checking that your assignment was submitted.

When you submit an assignment successfully, the Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted assignment and a success message with a confirmation number. You can copy and save this number as proof of your submission. For assignments with multiple attempts, you receive a different number for each submission.

You won't be able to view confirmation numbers if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.

My instructor didn't receive my assignment. What do I do?

You must discuss this issue with your instructor.

How do I edit or resubmit an assignment?

You can't edit a submitted assignment, but you may be allowed to resubmit it. Not all 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 an assignment more than once, a Start New function appears on the Review Submission History page. Select the assignment link in your course to access the Review Submission History page.

How do I know if my assignment has been graded?

Assignments aren't graded automatically. Your instructor must grade each assignment and post the grade and feedback.

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 assignment, but it's not graded, you will see an exclamation mark next to the assignment's title.

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

More on My Grades

Is a group assignment the same as a regular assignment?

Not exactly. Your instructor can create assignments for you to submit individually or as part of a group effort. You can do all of the same things with a group assignment as with a regular assignment. One member submits the group assignment for the entire group. The grade you receive is the same for all members of the group.

More on accessing and submitting group assignments

ULTRA: Submitting assignments and viewing grades

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about checking that your assignment was submitted.

In the Ultra Course View, you can't make multiple attempts on assignments at this time. You can check to make sure an 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 you submitted.

To see if your assignment has been graded, check the activity stream. In the Ultra experience, when you log in, the activity stream page appears. 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 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 in the Ultra Course View