The Assignment tool provides a place for students to "turn-in" or submit their work.
WARNING: The Internet Explorer browser (IE) is NOT supported by BbLearn. Students must use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge browsers instead to successfully upload assignment files.
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- Do you have more information regarding best practices for designing assessments? Go to Assessment Best Practices to learn more.
- Group assignment displays "Submission History" instead of asking for a submission There is a known bug that occurs when a user clicks on the link to a group assignment, but then navigates away without clicking the Cancel button. The next time that user or another group member goes into the assignment, they see a blank Review Submission History page and a "Continue" button. When they click on the "Continue" button, they are then allowed to submit their assignment.
WORKAROUND: Create an ITEM to describe the assignment, then Create a Group Assignment with the availability date range set such that students can't accidentally access the assignment early.
- Student's assignment submission fails to open.
There are a number of reasons why a student's assignment file might not open:
- If the assignment appears as garbled text, you may be viewing the assignment submission with Internet Explorer. BbLearn is NOT compatible with IE. Please use a different Web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).
- If the student submitted a ".gdoc" then your student has actually only given you a Google drive pointer to their file, and not the real file. Ask your student to save the file as a Word doc from within Google Drive, and then resubmit the Word doc.
- If the student submitted a ".doc" or ".docx" file, but when you attempt to open it in Microsoft Word you receive an error indicating there is a problem with the file. It is possible that the student has given a different file (e.g., a photo) the expected file extension (e.g., DOC/DOCX). You may try the Online TrID File Identifier to determine the actual file type.