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Create a SafeAssignment for Students to Upload to (in Blackboard Enterprise)

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SafeAssignments appear in courses as a new content type and can be added to any course content area. SafeAssignments function like the existing Assignment content type with the added layer of a plagiarism detection check once papers are submitted.

Please note that SafeAssignments are different from Assignments and there is no connection between the content types. It is not possible to make an existing Assignment a SafeAssignment without starting from the beginning. Like regular Assignments, however, SafeAssignments are integrated with the Gradebook in the Blackboard Learning System - Enterprise License. 

Create a SafeAssignment

Once the SafeAssign Building Block is installed and enabled, instructors have a new content type in their course called "SafeAssign".  

  1. Click the "Edit View" link in the upper right corner of any content area of the course.
  2. Choose "SafeAssign" from the drop down
  3. Click "Go" 

Add SafeAssignment Fields

The Add SafeAssignment page includes the following fields.

Field Description
Title Enter a title for the SafeAssignment.
Points Possible Enter the points possible for the SafeAssignment. This value will be shared with the Gradebook Item created for the Safe Assignment (in BbLS only - not currently a feature in CE or Vista)
Text Enter instructions for completing the SafeAssignment.*
Available Select whether or not the SafeAssignment should be visible to Students.
Availability Dates Use these controls to set the date range when Students can interact with the SafeAssignment. It is possible to set only a Start date or only an End date.
Drafts Allows Students to validate their paper without submitting it to the institutional database. Useful as an instructive tool to help Students learn how to attribute papers properly.
Students Viewable Determines whether or not Students can see the report generated when their papers are submitted.
Urgent Checking Sets papers to a high priority in the queue.
Optional Announcement     (Blackboard Learning System only)
  -Create Select Yes to create an Announcement about the SafeAssignment.
  -Subject Enter a subject for the Announcement.
  -Message Enter a message for the Announcement.

*PLEASE NOTE - if students may be submitting papers to the SafeAssignment that include images, please inform them that the images must not exceed 2MB or the submission may fail.


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