Submit an Assignment in the Ultra Course View
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Students can access grades for all of their enrolled courses from the Blackboard Portal page.
Located on the left-hand menu, click Grades menu.
A window will open with all your courses listed and the grades for each course. To see a more detailed listing of your course grades, click on Total. It will give a breakdown of each grade received. In addition to graded items, you may also see upcoming grades and submitted coursework that has not yet been graded.
Assignments can be submitted in the following ways:
- Entering text, using the Text Editor on the Upload Assignment page.
- Attaching files from your computer.
- A combination of both text and attached files.
When submitting an assignment, Comments may be left for your professor or instructor.
- From the Course Menu, select the Content Area that holds the assignment, which will most likely be “Assessments”.
- Click the name of the assignment.
- On the Upload Assignment page, download any files provided by your professor or instructor and complete the assignment using one or both of the following
In the Submission box, type your response. The Text Editor functions may be used to format the text and include files, images, external links, multimedia, or Mashups.
If your response to the assignment is in a separate file, click Browse My Computer and select a file to attach.
Note: The “Do not attach” option appears next to an uploaded file. If you have selected an incorrect file, you can remove it with this option.
- Optionally, comments may be entered, via the Comments box.
Note: If your professor or instructor has not allowed multiple attempts, assignments can be submitted only once. Ensure that you have attached any required files to your assignment before you click Submit.
- Click Submit.
Note: When you finish your assignment, you must click Submit. If you do not, your professor or instructor will not receive your completed assignment.
Tests, Quizzes and Surveys are types of assessments that faculty may create in Blackboard to test the knowledge and skill level of the students enrolled in the course.
For tests and quizzes, the faculty member usually assigns point values to questions, and when students' answers are submitted for grading, the results are automatically recorded in Blackboard's Grade Center. Surveys are not assigned a point value, but the submission process is the same.
There are many types of questions that can be included in a Test or Survey. Common question types that are auto-graded include:
- Multiple Choice
- Fill in the Blank
Essay or Short Answer questions may also be assigned and are answered in the provided text box. These question types are manually graded by the faculty member.
How to Submit
Tests/quizzes and Surveys are typically located within the Assessments Content Area.
- Locate a test in a Content Area and click the link associated with it.
- Click Begin to take the test or survey.
Note: Faculty may choose to have students enter a password to begin taking a test or survey. If necessary, enter the password and click Submit to begin. The test continues to prompt for a valid password until the correct one is entered.
If the test/survey is timed, the remaining time appears at the top of the page
It is important that you do not use your browser's Back button during a test. This may interfere with your ability to continue the test.
Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for tests taken in Blackboard. If your faculty requires that you use the Respondus LockDown Browser for your test in Blackboard, you need to download and install the browser, and use it to log in to Blackboard to take the test.
While you are using Respondus LockDown Browser, you will be unable to copy, print, access other applications, visit other websites, or close the test until it is submitted. LockDown Browser functions much like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently.
For example, the toolbar is modified to only include Forward, Back, Refresh, and Stop functions. Students cannot enter a web address to go to another site, and they cannot open other tabs (unless a link to another site is included within a test question). The browser is displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until the test is submitted. In addition, all printing, keyboard shortcuts, screen capture, function keys, and right-click menus are disabled.
If your faculty has enabled it, you may be able to access a calculator in the toolbar during your test. Any hyperlinks within your test will work, so that you can access the web page you need for the test, but you will not be able to navigate to other pages within the website.
Respondus LockDownn Browser is NOT currently compatible with smart phones.
Using Respondus Lockdown Browser in ORIGINAL View Courses:
- Once the Respondus LockDown Browser is downloaded,
Click on the Icon ON YOUR DESKTOP labeled Respondus that looks like a pad lock.
- You can now enter BlackBoard like normal and open your exam.
You will be unable to open any other windows while in the Respondus LockDown Browser.
If you are having troubles and being asked for a password to open Respondus, it is because you have opened it in your website. You need to click on the Respondus Icon ON YOUR DESKTOP and then proceed to BlackBoard. Also, check to make sure your course is an Original View course and not an Ultra view course. If it is an original view course, follow directions below.
Using Respondus Lockdown Browser in ULTRA View Courses:
- Log in to Blackboard and click on your quiz or exam.
- There will be a link for the quiz or exam. Click on it. It will open your exam in the Respondus Lockdown Browser automatically.
If you are having troubles, make sure that you have already downloaded Respondus LockDown Browser to your computer. Also, check to make sure your course is an Ultra View course and not an original view course. If it is an original view course, follow directions above.