E–Submission with Blackboard

Blackboard provides a number of methods that allow for the electronic submission of assessments online.  Two primary methods are listed below (Turnitin and Blackboard Assignment).  Each one has step-by-step instructions for both staff and students.  Also listed below is further information that will help you to identify which of the available methods best suits your needs, and what issues may need to be addressed before you can begin facilitating online submission.

For details of other assessment features in Blackboard, check the section on assessment with Blackboard.


Turnitin plagiarism detection

Turnitin is a 3rd party service licensed by the University which facilitates e-Submission of assignments and is able to identify possible cases of plagiarism.


Feature comparison of e-Submission methods in Blackboard

This table provides a breakdown of each of the methods for e-submission available in Blackboard and their respective features. Please use this guide to help you identify which method best meets your needs.


Blackboard assignment feature

Blackboard’s native assignment feature facilitates electronic submission of assessments via the Blackboard interface.


Issues to consider when implementing eSubmission

e-Submission offers a wide range of benefits. However, implementing this kind of submission system raises a number of new issues that schools should consider, many of which are administrative as well as technical. We have collated a number of such issues, which while not exhaustive, should give some help to schools considering e-submission.