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  1. On the Course Menu, under Course Tools select the Assessments.
    course menu screenshot
  2. Navigate to an assessment and click the link associated with it. If the link is not available, check the date that the assessment is available to be taken.
  3. Click Begin to take the assessment.
    sample test screenshot
  4. Your instructor may choose to have you type a password to begin taking an assessment. If necessary, type the valid password and click Submit to begin the assessment. The assessment continues to prompt for a valid password until the correct one is provided.
  5. As you work, answers will be saved automatically. You can also manually save each question by clicking the Save or Save All Answers button at the top or bottom of the page as you work.
    Do not use the browser’s Back button during an assessment. This may cause loss of data. If you have difficulties while taking an assessment, contact your instructor.
    sample questions screenshot
  6. Click Save and Submit when you complete the assessment.
  7. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation.
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Assessment/Tests pdf

The assignments tool presents a variety of learning activities. You view and submit assignments from one location. Assignments list the name, description, and attachments for class work. Your instructor provides you all the information you need to complete the assignment.

NOTE: If your instructor has not allowed multiple attempts, you can submit your assignment only once. Before you click Submit, be sure that you have attached any required files to your assignment.

How to Submit an Assignment File in Blackboard Learn 9.1

  1. On the course menu, select the content area that holds the assignment. For example, your instructor might create an Assignments content area in your course.
    course menu screenshot
  2. Click the name of the assignment.
    assignments menu screenshot
  3. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions and download any files provided by the instructor. Complete the assignment using one or both of the following:
    1. Click on the Write Submission button to expand the Assignment Submission box where you can type your response. You can use the content editor to format text, add files, images, links, video files or embed YouTube videos.
    2. If your response to the assignment is in a separate file such as a Word document then click on the Browse My Computer button, and select a file to attach. If you attach a file, type a title for it. Follow any other instructions that your instructor provided you for naming the assignment file.​
      assignments submission screenshot
  4. It is optional to type comments to your instructor in the Comments box.
    comment box screen shot
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Blackboard displays a Success Message at the top of the Review Submission page confirming your assignment has been successfully submitted to your instructor.
    submission review screen shot

Insert/Embed a YouTube Video along with the Assignment

You can record and insert videos in your assignment submission using the content editor on the Upload Assignment page. You must have a Google account that is registered on YouTube. A YouTube channel is required to process and save your webcam videos.

To create a Google account

  1. Click the name of the assignment.
    assignment list screen shot
  2. On the Upload Assignment page, click on the Write Submission button to expand the Assignment Submission box (content editor).
    assignment submission screen shot
  3. Click Record from Webcam button on the toolbar.
    toolbar screen shot
  4. When prompted, click Sign in to YouTube.
    record tab screen shot
  5. Sign in to YouTube using your Google account. Click Allow to allow your Blackboard server to upload video on your behalf.
    google log in screen shot
  6. Click Record from webcam.
    record from webcam screen shot
  7. Click Start Recording.
  8. Select Allow to allow access to your camera and microphone.
    browse tab screen shot
  9. Agree to allow the recorder to upload videos to YouTube.
  10. When you are finished, click Stop Recording.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Click Insert to add the video to the content editor.browse tab screen shot
  13. You can choose between:
    1. Play in place: Plays the video in the current location. Users can resize the video size to match the content. A placeholder appears in the content editor where your video will play for viewers.
    2. Thumbnail: A small image of the video is displayed. Users click on the thumbnail to view the video in a new window.
    3. Insert link: This option is recommended for sending email outside of Blackboard.
      play in place option screen shot
  14. Your video appears in your content item. It takes a few minutes to encode the video, so it may not play immediately.
  15. Finally, click on the Submit button to submit the assignment along with the embedded YouTube vide to your instructor. Submit button screen shot


By default, all videos are recorded under the Unlisted privacy setting. An unlisted video does not appear under YouTube searches, and only users who know the link can access it. This does not guarantee complete privacy. The unlisted setting allows authors to publish and share videos easily without a need for specifically choosing who can view the video. If users have access to where the video is published, they can view it. They can also click a YouTube logo on the video which allows them to view the unlisted video on the YouTube site.

Assignment Tool pdf

On the course menu, select My Grades. The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal and blog entries, and discussion posts. If you don’t see a grade, your instructor may not have released it to students as of yet.

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My Grades pdf

After you submit a test or quiz, you may be able to review your Test Submission depending on whether your instructor has released the submission results to you.

Access Submission from “My Grades”

If your instructor has already graded your Test and your instructor has made the grade available, you can access your Test Submission in My Grades. Here is how:

  1. Select the My Grades tool on the Course Menu.
  2. Locate the title of the Test (e.g. Test 1 or Quiz 1) on the My Grades page. Your score (Point Value) for that test or quiz is located on the right side in the same row. To access additional information about your submission, click on the title of the test.
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  3. The View Attempts page provides a short summary of your activity related to the test, including the date you submitted the test on.
  4. To access detailed performance results, correct answers, and feedback for your Test submission, click on the Test score listed in the calculated grade column. (e.g. 15)
    test score screen shot
  5. The Review test submission page displays the performance results you receive after completing a test. The information displayed depends on the options selected by your instructor such as submitted answers, correct answers, feedback, or incorrectly answered questions.
  6. When you are done reviewing your test submission information, click on Ok to return to the View attempts page.

Access submission from within the test

If the test or quiz is still available, you can access and review your test submission from the content area where the test or quiz is located. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Content area where the test or quiz is located. (e.g. Assessments)
  2. Click on the title of the test you want to review. (e.g. Quiz 1)
    title of test screen shot
  3. On the begin test page, click on the Begin button.
    begin button screen shot
  4. On the next page, click on View all attempts button.
    View all attempts screen shot
  5. On the View attempts page, click on the Test score link.
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  6. The Review test submission page displays the performance results you receive after completing a test. The information displayed depends on the options selected by your instructor such as submitted answers, correct answers, feedback, or incorrectly answered questions.
  7. When you are done reviewing your test submission information, click on Ok to return to the View attempts page.

Test Submission pdf


Your instructor controls which tools are available. If this tool is not available, your instructor may have disabled it.

A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows you to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials. A wiki provides an area where users can collaborate on content. Users within a course can create and edit wiki pages that pertain to the course or a course group.

Instructors and students can offer comments, and your instructor can grade individual work.

How to Create a Wiki Page

  1. On the Wikis listing page, select a wiki title.
  2. On the wiki topic page, click Create wiki page on the action bar.
  3. On the ceate wiki page, type a name for the wiki page.
  4. Type information in the Content text box. You can use the Content editor functions to format the text and include files, images, web links, multimedia, and mashups.
  5. Click Submit


A blog is your personal online journal. Each blog entry you make can include any combination of text, images, links, multimedia, mashups, and attachments. Blogs are an effective means of sharing knowledge and materials created and collected by the group in the course. You can post entries and add comments to existing blogs. Use your blog to express your ideas and share them with the class.

How to Create a Blog Entry

Only your instructor can create a blog, but after creation, you can create entries. The blog topics appear in alphabetical order on the Blogs page. Following each blog title, view if the blog belongs to a group, the course, or to individual students.

  1. On the course menu, click Blogs.
  2. On the Blogs listing page, click the name of the blog you want to access.
  3. On the blog’s topic page, click Create blog entry on the action bar.
  4. On the Create blog entry page, provide a Title.
  5. Provide text in the Entry Message text box.
  6. Click Post entry.
    Click Save Entry as Draft to save the entry for later posting.
    create blog screen shot


Journals are a personal space for you to communicate privately with your instructor. You can also use a journal as a self-reflective tool to post your opinions, ideas, and concerns about your course, or discuss and analyze course related materials. For example, you can describe problems you faced and how you solved them. Your instructor can direct journal entries to be more formal in nature and narrower in focus by listing topics for discussion.

Your instructor can choose to make journal entries public, allowing all course members to view all entries. You can read what other students wrote and build on those ideas.

How to Access a Journal

On the course menu, click Journals.
On the course menu, click Tools and select Journals.

On the Journals listing page, click the journal title you want to access.

The journal listing page appears.

How to Create a Journal Entry

Only your instructor can create a journal topic, but after creation, you can create entries. The journal topics appear in alphabetical order on the journals listing page. Create and post journal entries or save them in draft form for later posting.

  1. On the course menu, click Journals.
  2. On the Journals listing page, select a journal to open.
  3. On the journal topic page, click Create Journal Entry.

Wiki/Blogs/Journals pdf

    1. Click Assignments under Course tools.
      course tools screen shot
    2. Find the Group Assignment and click the link.
      Sample Group Assignment screen shot
    3. Under Assignment Submission, click Browse My Computer to find the assignment file.
      upload assignment section screen shot
    4. Click Submit to submit the group assignment.

NOTE: Only one member for each group needs to submit a group assignment.

Submitting A Group Assignment pdf

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