What are Blackboard Assignments?

They are a Learn.UQ assignment submission page that allows attaching/linking multiple files including things like Excel and media.

Note: This system is separate from TurnItIn assignments.

    Important tips

    Read the instructions carefully to understand:

    • how many files you should submit, how should be named and the format required
    • how you are expected to attach or link your files
    • the method for submitting specific types of files, for example:
    • the number of times you may submit the assignment
    • information for group submissions
    • information on late assignments
    • the procedure to follow if something goes wrong with your submission or you submit the wrong file(s)

    Important submission information

    • You must click Submit to send your work for assessment. Academic staff will not see the files if you have merely saved them as a submission in progress
    • Files that are submitted CANNOT be retrieved for edit and re-submission. Once submitted they are delivered to the course co-ordinator
    • It is your responsibility to check the Submission History and confirm your assignment was successfully submitted
    • To allow for the many possible technical problems with computers, internet etc. students are advised to commence assignment uploads at least 3 hours before they are due 
      • If you don’t receive a submission id you should regard your submission as unsuccessful
      • It is your responsibility to check the assignment preview and confirm that the assignment has been successfully submitted
      • Students should make a screenshot showing the successful submission to confirm for yourself you have followed the correct process

    Group assignments

    Group assignments are a shared responsibility.

    • One person submits on behalf of the group
      • Ensure your group has organised how the assigment will be submitted
      • Have a contingency plan incase your nominated group member is unable to submit the assigment as agreed
    • All group members will be displayed as having submitted to the lecturer
    • All group members can check that the submission is complete and view the contents of the submission


    How should files be submitted?

    • File should be attached using the Browse My Computer button and not the text editor. This enables you to easily attach multiple files to your submission.
    • The text editor should be used to link to any online content: a Prezi, a YouTube video or a Kaltura video etc.

    How do I submit a video?

    If you need to submit using the Learn.UQ Kaltura service:

    If you need to submit a video hosted on an external service like YouTube or Vimeo:

    • For YouTube you can use the Mashups button in the text editor 
    • For vimeo you can use the hyperlink button to link to the video