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Instructors create an assignment in their Blackboard using the Google Assignments assignment tool. After students turn in their work, instructors review submissions, give feedback, and assign a grade in Google Assignments. The grade syncs back to the Blackboard’s Grade Center.

Students can attach any file type to their assignments, including:

  • Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Microsoft®️ Word®️, Excel®️, or PowerPoint®️
  • PDF
  • Image files
  • Text files
  • Video files (WEBM, MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, MPEG-PS, WMV, FLV, OGG)

When students turn in their work, students no longer have edit or comment access to the original file. Google Assignments makes a copy of the submitted file and stores it in the student’s Google Drive.

If a student submits a file unsupported by Docs or Drive, the instructor can download and view the file in the corresponding application. For more information, go to Files you can store in Google Drive.

Instructors enter the assignment grade and overall feedback in Google Assignments. The grade is then synced one way from Course Kit to Blackboard and appears in the Grade Center. When the assignment is returned, ownership of the files returns to the students and an archive copy of the graded file saves to the instructor’s Google Drive.

Course materials

Instructors can embed Google Drive materials, such as lecture slides and assignment information, into assignments. Google Assignments automatically manages sharing and permission settings.

New features as of August 14, 2019:

Check for originality. Assignments can generate originality reports on each student submission to help you check and confirm citations, right in your grading interface

Apply rubrics. Keep grading transparent with rubrics, which display alongside student work

Save and reuse comments. Leave faster, more detailed feedback by pulling up your comment bank with just a few keystrokes. No hashtag (#) needed.

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