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Blackboard - Course Management - Adding an Assignment


The Assignment Manager allows you to create an assignment that automatically becomes an item in your Gradebook. Students complete this assignment in a separate file and electronically send it back to you through the Course Menu. You may then download these files from the Gradebook and review them, before assigning a grade. The Assignment tutorials will guide you through this process.

In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate to the Content Areas and Add an Assignment to your course.


1. In the Control Panel, on the top left under the Content Areas module, click on Learning Units (or whereever area you want to add the assignment to) .
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2. Go into the Learning Unit that you want to add the Assignment to. On the top right, click on the Assignment from the drop down menu and click on Go to add an Assignment.
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3. Enter the name that you want for the Assignment along with the points possible for the Assignment. You also have the option of assigning a due date for the Assignment.
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4. Enter any instructions that you may want to include.
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5. Attach any files that you would like to include with the Assignment. Modify any Options that you wish to change. Click on Submit to Add the Assignment.
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NOTE: When you add an assignment to your course, it automatically enters it into your Grade Center. To learn how to enter a grade for an assignment, click here.