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Blackboard Basics Guide


The Blackboard Assignments tool is one option to consider for assessing student learning. Students can enter information directly into an Assignment or upload a file for submission.

When creating an Assignment, think about the questions students will likely have regarding the Assignment:

  • What do you want me to learn?
  • Why am I learning this?
  • What do I need to know or do to complete the assignment?
  • How will I be graded?


View the videos in the Blackboard Assignments playlist to learn how to create and grade assignments in Blackboard.  Playlist videos will play automatically one after the other.  Or use the links below the playlist to view individual videos.  

Note that these videos show the template used previously at the college. 
See the
Blackboard Template 2020 guide to learn about the current course template. 

Videos included in the Blackboard Assignments Playlist:


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