Submitting Assignments

IMPORTANT: Before making your submission, please read Things to be aware of before submitting.

When an assignment is available for you to submit, it will become a clickable link on the Coursework tab in Blackboard. Alternatively, you may access it directly through your course in a content area named ‘Assignments’ available on the left hand course menu. Your instructor should advise you where to access your assignment if held in a different location in your course.

For students submitting Kaltura Media or other Media files, please see the guidance on how to submit below.

QUICK STEPS: submitting an assignment

  1. Enter the Assignments area of your course.
  2. Click on the assignment’s title.
  3. Review the Instructions and any files attached by the instructor.
  4. Browse to attach your submission file. You may attach multiple files - re-select the Browse button to attach another file. Each file you’ve attached will be listed as you attach them.
  5. Do not use the Write Submission option unless specifically instructed to do so by your instructor.
    Any text added to this area will be displayed to your instructor as html and may not be marked.
  6. Do not enter text in the Comments text box area, unless specifically instructed to do so by your instructor.
  7. Click Submit.
    Please be aware that large files may take a while to submit and it may seem like nothing is happening. Please stay on the submission screen (do not navigate away) and wait for the submission complete.

example screenshot of quick steps 1 and 2 above

example screenshot of quick steps 3 to 7 above

Submitting Kaltura Media or other media files to an assignment

For students who have been asked to create or upload a video file using Kaltura Media, you first need to access Kaltura Media and upload or create your media file in your My Media area. Once you have completed this, you make your actual assignment submission following the quick steps below.

Important note 1: It is essential that you allow ample time before the submission deadline to upload your media file to Kaltura (we recommend that you allow at least two hours before the submission deadline). Depending on the size of the file, Kaltura will take some time to convert the file before it is available to attach to your assignment submission through Blackboard.

Important note 2: To avoid upload problems, it is recommended that you upload very large media files over a wired internet connection rather than wifi.

Important note 3: Uploading or creating a file in your My Media area does not constitute a submission and instructors will not be able to access your file. You need to complete the assignment submission process following the steps below.

QUICK STEPS: submitting a Kaltura My Media file to an assignment

  1. Enter the Assignments area of your course.
  2. Click on the assignment’s title.
  3. Review the Instructions and any files attached by the instructor.
  4. Click on the Write Submission button and the text editor will display.
  5. To show all the rows of the editor’s functions click on the Show More icon in the top right.
  6. Expand the Mashups tool and select Kaltura Media from the list.
  7. You will see the contents of your My Media area. Click the Select button for the file that you want to attach to your submission.
    • Note: To see media which has been shared with you via the collaborate option you will need to change the view via the View media I own drop down.
  8. You will now see a thumbnail of your media file inside a table in the text editor. If you need to attach any other Kaltura Media files, we recommend you click to the right of the table which contains the first media file before repeating steps 6 and 7 again.
  9. If you need to attach any other files to your submission use the Browse My Computer button to find and select them.
  10. When you have attached all the files you are required to, select Submit.

example screenshot showing quick steps 4 to 6 above

example screenshot showing quick step 7 above

example screenshot showing quick steps 11 to 13 above

Important: We strongly recommend that you check your submission has been uploaded successfully by following the guidance on the Checking your submission was successful page.

If you need to apply under either the missed assessments or exceptional removal of a mark processes please see here for details.

Who to contact should you have a query

Problems submitting your assignment or accessing your receipt - please contact the ITS Helpdesk on 0117 3283612.

For queries about coursework requirements - please contact your course instructor.

If you believe you have made a mistake with your submission and the deadline has already passed, please contact an Information Point for advice.

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