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Blackboard Assignment - Staff Guides

Blackboard Assignment is the built-in assignment tool available in Minerva.

Blackboard Assignments can be useful for submissions which do not require checking for plagiarism (Turnitin should be used for text-based assessments in general). Not all Minerva guides are shown on this page. If you are looking for specific guidance, don't forget you can search this site. You may also find the A to Z of Minerva guides on this site helpful.

Getting started with Blackboard Assignment

Blackboard Assignments can be useful for submissions which do not require checking for plagiarism

Grading Rubrics

Blackboard Grading Rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading and help students focus on your expectations. They can be created for Blackboard Assignments (including offline assessments).

Checklist for creating Blackboard Tests or Assignments

When setting up a Blackboard Assignment, you’ll find a range of settings to choose from – it can be easy to overlook a key setting. You may find it helpful to consult the checklist before making your Assignment available to students – it lists the key settings and their defaults.

Arranging External Examiner Access

Quality Assurance have advised that external examiners must have a Leeds IT account before they can be given access to submissions and any other University systems (e.g. Minerva).

See, Leeds IT accounts for external examiners for guidance on how this can be arranged.

Academic Integrity Summary required for all summative assessments

An Academic Integrity summary needs to be added to the description field in Minerva on all links to summative assessments regardless of the tool being used to deliver the assessment.

See the Academic Integrity Summary guide for guidance on how to add this and the text you need to include.

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