Create a Blackboard Assignment

  1. Select the course that you want to create an assignment in.
    Bb InstructorCourse
  2. Navigate to the section where you want to place the assignment.
    Course Menu - Course Documents
  3. Ensure Edit Mode by the top-right is On. You may toggle Edit Mode on and off by clicking the grey button.
    Note: In the picture, Edit Mode is ON, meaning the user is ready to create an assignment.
    Bb Edit Mode
  4. Click on the Assessments tab.
    Bb Assessments
  5. Select Assignment.
    Bb Assessments Assignment
  6. Fill out the assignment’s Name, Instructions, Points Possible, and any additional field if necessary. Remember that any assignments you create on Blackboard will have an auto-created column in the grade book.
    Bb Sample AssignmentBb Assignment Points Possible
  7. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
    Bb Submit

If you wish to edit any of the assignment’s content or parameters:

  1. Move your mouse cursor over the assignment and click the chevron Chevron that appears.
    Bb Assignment Chevron
  2. A menu will appear. Click Edit.
    Bb Assignment Edit


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