Q. How do I submit a Blackboard assessment?


The instructions below explain how to submit an assessment through Blackboard. If you are unsure always check with your facilitators first.

1. Locate the assessment within your Blackboard subject. The screenshot above uses an example assessment.

2. To view further details or submit an assessment click on the name of the assessment.

If you have a group assessment to submit, the submission process is the same as for an individual submission, but only ONE member of your group needs to submit. Be sure to liaise with all members of your group so that you know who will be responsible for submitting the work.

3. The Upload Assessment page will appear. This is broken down into different sections.

You will see some information about the assessment, such as the due date and any instructions given by the tutor.

4. You will also see a write submission button. This would open a text box into which you could write your submission. Most of the time you would be uploading a file however, so move onto the next step.

5. Further, down the page you can click on Browse My Computer to choose a document to upload. Locate the file you wish to upload and click on Open.

Please make sure that you do not have any spaces or special characters (e.g. !”£$%^&*()#’@[]{};:’|/,<>) in the filename.

6. If you wish to add further files, click on Browse My Computer again and repeat the above step.

There is also an area to add any comments regarding your submission.

7. To Submit your assessment click on Submit.  Be careful not to double click on the Submit button.

Make sure to click on Submit once only, and then wait until the transfer finishes. Do not double click on Submit, do not click the back button during the transfer, do not click on submit again even if you think it is taking too long. Failure to follow this guidance can lead to your assessment being corrupted.

Bear in mind that if you are submitting an assessment from home that the speed at which you can upload a file will be different than on campus.

Important note about the Save as Draft button

The Save as draft option will save the assessment but WILL NOT submit the assessment to the instructor – instead it allows a copy of the work to be saved in Blackboard, which may then be downloaded and worked on by the student at another time or location. If you wish to submit the assessment make sure to click on Submit.

At the top of the screen, you will see a receipt.  Copy and paste the receipt code, paste it into a document and save it somewhere safe.  This receipt can be used to prove that you submitted your assessment.

A preview of the assessment is shown.

Check that the online preview you see matches the content of your file. Pay particular attention to how any formulas, diacritics or special characters display. If you observe any difference take a screenshot of the online preview and your file side by side and contact the Learning Support Hub. 

Check that your assessment has uploaded correctly. Download the file and check that you can open it and that it matches your original file.


*If you are not sure if you submit via Blackboard submission points or Turnitin submission points, please always check with your Facilitators, Subject Leads or Program Directors first.*

  • Last Updated Nov 10, 2020
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  • Answered By Emma Hargrave - Blackboard

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