Q. What file types can I submit to Blackboard?

File extensions suitable for Blackboard submissions. 


You are able to submit any file type, and any number of files in a single Attempt, to a Blackboard submission point. However, for your Facilitator to provide online feedback directly onto your document within Blackboard, your work will need to be submitted in one of the following supported document formats:

  • Word (DOC, DOCX)
  • PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX)
  • PDF
  • BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, PSD, TGA (image files)
  • MOV, MP4 (video files)  **for digital assessments please see the how to submit a digital assessment instructions located in Learning with Technology**
  • MP3 audio file

Other file types will display within Blackboard, but it is not possible for your Facilitator to type feedback directly onto them:

  • Excel (XLS, XLSX)
  • Rich Text (RTF) and Text (TXT) files
  • Open Office (ODP, ODS, ODT) files


Neither Blackboard nor Turnitin assignments support Apple Pages files.


  • Last Updated Apr 17, 2019
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  • Answered By Emma Hargrave - Blackboard

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