Blackboard (Faculty) - Groups: Create Group Assignments

This document provides an overview of Group Assignment option in Blackboard's Assignment Tool.

A Group Assignment uses the Blackboard Assignment tool. Rather than every member in the group uploading an assignment, in the Group Assignment, only one member of the group uploads the assignment. Faculty then grade the one submission and the grade is distributed to all members of the group. A faculty has to option to change any member's grade if necessary.

  • Create a Blackboard Assignment
      1. Navigate to the course area or folder where you want to create the assignment.
      2. From the menu, click/hover over Assessments, then click Assignment.

        create assignment

      3. Type a name and instructions.

        Optionally, attach a file:
        In the Assignment Files section, attach a file using the Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection button.

      4. On the Due Dates section, enter a date and time that assignment will be due. This will trigger notifications in the Planner and Global Navigation area. This does not set a release date.

      5. In the Grading Section, enter the point value for the assignment. This is a numeric number, not a percentage.

        Optionally, attach rubric:
        Attach a rubric for this assignment. See Create A Rubric for more information.

      6. Click on the Submission Details link.  Determine the Assignment type: Individual Submission, Group Submission, or Portfolio Submission.
        In the Number of Attempts, select Single Attempt, Multiple Attempts (enter number of attempts allowed in the box) or Unlimited Attempts.

        Submission details

        Optionally, set grading options:
        Click on the Grading Options link. Select Enable Anonymous Grading if students names are to be hidden, or Delegated Grading, if more than one grader is used.

        Optionally, set how grades are displayed in the Grade Center.
        Click the Display of Grades link. Select how you want the Primary and Secondary grades to be displayed in the Grade Center.
        These settings can also be set and changed from the Grade Center column.

      7. In the Availability Section, set the Display After and Display Until dates and times. This is the dates and times the assignment link is visible to your students.

      8. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Designating the Assignment to be a Group Assignment

  1. In the "Grading" section, click on the Submission Details link.
  2. In the "Assignment Type" section, click on the Group Submission radio button.
  3. Select the Groups that will receive this assignment from the box on the left. Click the right arrow to send the groups to the box on the righ.
  4. In the "Number of Attempts" section, select from the drop down menu, Single Attempt (Default), Multiple Attempts, or Unlimited Attempts.
    If you select "Multiple Attempts," include how many attempts allowed.
    Select which score will be included in the Grade Center
  5. Follow the rest of the instructions for creating a Blackboard Assignment.

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, assignment, group assignment, group, collaboration   Doc ID:54556
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2015-07-31 13:31 CSTUpdated:2016-03-15 07:33 CST
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