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You can access tests from multiple areas, including both in and outside your courses. For example, you can access tests in the activity stream or in the calendar if your instructor added due dates.

You can also find tests on the Course Content page. Your instructor may also organize tests in folders and learning modules.

After you select a test, the Details & Information panel appears. View the due date, number of attempts allowed, the time limit if imposed, and possibly goals and a rubric for grading. Check if the due date has passed and if any submissions are or will be late.

Not ready to submit? Select Save and Close to save your work and continue later. Your answers are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working. However, if your instructor added a time limit, the test auto-submits when time is up.

Submit your test. Finished? Select Submit when you’re ready for your instructor to grade your work. You can see your score immediately if all questions are auto-graded. When you submit, a panel appears with the date and time you made the submission. Your submission is labeled Not graded if it requires instructor grading. Select anywhere in the Grading section of the Details & Information panel to review your submission.

If your instructor allowed multiple attempts and you submit an attempt past the due date, the attempt is marked late. Any attempts you submit before the due date aren’t marked late.

Timed Tests

Your instructor may limit the amount of time you have to submit your test. If you have a time limit, it appears alongside other test details on the Course Content page. You’ll also see the time limit on the test’s Details & Information panel and within the test, as you work. You’ll find a countdown at the bottom left corner of the screen that will let you know the remaining time in minutes and, during the last minute, the time you have left down to the last second.

When you select Start attempt, you’ll receive a pop-up window to start the timer before you can access the test. If you’re not ready to start, select Cancel.

The timer keeps running whether or not you’re actively working on the test. If you save a draft or leave the test window, the countdown continues and your work is saved and submitted when time is up.

The timer appears at the bottom of the window to let you know how much time is left. Your work is saved and submitted automatically when time is up.

After you submit a test or quiz, your instructor has a number of options they can choose in how to make either the grade or feedback available to student.

Your instructor may choose not to reveal the correct answers to automatically scored questions until all students have submitted or possibly at all. A banner will appear at the top of the assessment with this information. If the instructor is allowing the answers to be shown, check back later to see if they have been revealed.

In some cases your instructor must manually grade some question types such as Essays, and then post the test grade and feedback.  They can also add a setting to not release it until all students have been graded.  If you have questions about this, reach out to your instructor.

When grades are posted, you’ll find them in your activity stream. Select View your grade to display your grade. If your instructor added feedback, you’ll see it after the test title. Your grades also appear on your global and course grades pages.

You can also open the test in your course to review your grade and feedback in context. Select the test title on the Course Content page and the Details & Information panel opens. Select anywhere in the Grading section to review what you submitted, available correct answers, and your grade and feedback. If your instructor left feedback, select the speech bubble icon to view it. If your instructor left feedback for multiple attempts, you can read each attempt’s feedback.

Where do I find my assignments?

Your instructor can add assignments to different areas of your course. You might access assignments from a link on the course menu called “Assignments.” Or, your instructor might incorporate assignments into each week’s content. Ask your instructor if you have questions about how your course is organized.

Your instructor can also create group assignments and provide access to them in the same areas as regular assignments. Group assignments may also appear in the My Groups panel after the course menu.

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 Ultra

  • Open the assignment. On the Upload Assignment page, review the instructions, due date, points possible, and download any files provided by your instructor. If your instructor has added a rubric for grading, you can view it.
  • Select Write Submission to expand the area where you can type your submission. You can use the options in the editor to format the text. You have creative control over how your content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance.
  • 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 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.

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    Browse for a file in the Content Collection, if you have access.

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    Browse for a file in cloud storage. You can instantly connect to multiple web apps where you store files, such as in OneDrive® and Google Drive™. If your browser allows, media files you add from cloud storage display inline.

  • Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
  • Select Submit. The Review Submission History page appears with information about your submitted assignment and a success message with a confirmation number. Copy and save this number as proof of your submission. For assignments with multiple attempts, you receive a different number for each submission. If your institution has enabled email notifications for submission receipts, you’ll also receive an email with your confirmation number and details each time you submit coursework.

Save an 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.

  1. Return to your assignment and select the 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 assignment.

Resubmitting your assignment

Your instructor may allow you to submit an 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’ve submitted your assignment. However, you may not be allowed to resubmit the assignment. Contact your instructor to ask for the opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

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

Your instructors can create group assignments where you can collaborate with other students. Your instructor may create groups or ask you to join a group for group assignments. The workflow is the same for group tests.

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 Join a group to participate appears, select the link to choose a group. You won’t see the group assignment on your Grades page until you join a group.

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