How can I collect and grade student assignment submissions in Blackboard?

Original Course View:

Blackboard offers an Assignment tool that presents students with instructions and attached materials required for completing an assignment.  Students can submit typed or pasted comments and attach materials in response to the assignment. Text, Word (DOC or DOCX), Excel (XLS or XLSX), Power Point (PPT or PPTX), and PDF files can be viewed, annotated, and graded within Blackboard where students can also view the Instructor response and feedback.

Assignments can be created in any content container in Blackboard using the Assignment item in the Assessment drop down menu in the ribbon at the top of every content container in Blackboard.

Instructors can view assignment submissions through the Grade Center. Locate the column in the Grade Center associated with the assignment, click the chevron to the right of the assignment name and select Grade Attempts. This will open a page where instructors can review, grade, and comment on each student’s submission. 

Note: This Information only applies to the Original Course View. For more information about grading in Original course view see:

Ultra Course View:

Grades in Ultra course view have a different user interface. For information on how to grade assignments in Ultra course view see: 


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Fri 1/15/21 6:30 PM
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Blackboard is UIC's learning management system for course-related activities and grade reporting.