Bb Learn - Create Assignment

Creating an Assignment in Blackboard Learn

In this scenario, you will

Although Blackboard Learn offers a number of options to choose from when you create an assignment, the steps listed in this scenario address only a few of them. You are encouraged to explore the other options on your own.

Log in to Blackboard Learn

To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:

  1. Go to bblearn.nau.edu.
    Screenshot: Blackboard Learn login page
  2. Click the Log in to Bb Learn button.
    Login button.
  3. On the Central Authentication Service page, in the UserID field type your NAU login ID, and in the Password field, type your password.

    (NOTE: If you have already authenticated through CAS from some other campus website, you might not have to complete this step or the next. Instead, you automatically will be routed to the Blackboard Learn My Institution tab.)
    Screenshot: Type your UserID and Password. Then click the Login button.
  4. Click the Login button.

Navigate to the Correct Course

After you have logged in, make sure you are on the My Institution tab, and then from the My Courses block, select a listed course.
Screenshot: Click the Use Case Scenarios link.

Configure Blackboard Learn for Editing

Near the upper right corner of the window, make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.

Create an Assignment

  1. From the left navigation menu, click the Topic 1 link.
    Screenshot: Click the Topic 1 link.
    The Topic 1 page will be displayed.
  2. On the Topic 1 page, from the Create Assessment menu select Assignment.
    Screenshot: From the Create Assessment menu select Assignment.
  3. Give your assignment a name by typing Assignment 2 in the Name and Color field.
    Screenshot: Type Assignment 2 in the Name and Color field.
  4. In the Instructions field, type a detailed description of the assignment. Be sure to include the purpose of the assignment as well as steps students need to follow, the evaluation criteria you'll use, acceptable file formats, naming conventions you want students to follow, and any other relevant information that will help students to complete the assignment.

    If you want to format your instructions, make sure the Visual Editor is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screenshot: The Instructions field gives you a place to write detailed directions about how students should complete the assignment. You can format the instructions if the Visual Editor is set to ON.

Attach a File to the Assignment

Use the Assignment Files section to attach files related to the assignment.

  1. To attach a file, click the Browse My Computer button.
    Screenshot: Attach a file by clicking the Browse My Computer button.
  2. Navigate to a file on your computer and then select it. This step might look a little different, depending on which browser and operating system you are using.
    Screenshot: Select a file from your computer.
  3. After attaching your file, type a title in the Link Title field. The title you provide will be used as a link to the attached file.
    Screenshot: Give the attached file a Link Title.

Configure the Assignment Settings

  1. Scroll to 3. Grading, and then type 50 in the Points Possible field.
    Screenshot: In the Grading section, type in 50 in the Grade field.
  2. Scroll to 5. Due Dates, and then specify the date and time when you want the assignment to be due. To set the day, month, year, and time of day, you can either type the date in MM/DD/YYYY format in the left field and type the time in 00:00 AM format in the right field, or you can use the calendar and time icons as follows:
    1. Click the calendar icon.
      Screenshot: Calendar icon
    2. From the popup calendar, navigate to the due date you want and click to select it.
      Screenshot: Popup calendar
      The selected date will be added to the due date field.
      Screenshot: The selected date is added to the Due Date field.
    3. Click the clock icon.
      Screenshot: Clock icon
    4. From the time-of-day popup menu, scroll to find the time you want, and click to select it.
      Screenshot: Time of day the assignment is due
      The selected time will be added to the Due Date field.
      Screenshot: The selected time is added to the Due Date field.
  3. After you have chosen the settings you want, click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Once you have completed all the settings, select Submit.
    The link to the assignment will be listed on the Topic 1 page.
    Screenshot: The link to the assignment will be listed under Topic 1.