Be sure to carefully read and follow any directions from your instructor. Instructors control which tools and features will be used in their Blackboard classes and set the assignment requirements.
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Some instructors use the Assignment tool in Blackboard. Generally, to submit an assignment using the Assignments tool in Blackboard:
Copy and paste does not format correctly or brings over unrecognizable characters, for example, when copying from Word or from one part of Blackboard to another.
Workaround 1: Use Notepad or another plain text editor option to copy and paste the text as plain text.
Workaround 2: Some content areas in Blackboard include a Remove Formatting button.
SafeAssign error message: "Sorry, we do not think you are logged in to SafeAssign. Your session may have timed out"
If you get this message, check your security/privacy settings on your web browser to allow 3rd party cookies, then submit the assignment.
Save vs Submit buttons
Save means that you plan to continue to work on the assignment. Your instructor cannot see your assignment until you click Submit.
When you have completed an assignment, be sure to click "Submit" so that your instructor receives the assignment.