Collecting Student Work

Turnitin (Discouraging Plagiarism)
The university licenses software that “automatically” checks student submissions for authenticity; click the above link to learn how to create a Turnitin assignment.

Creating Assignments
Assignments allow you to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student separately. You can respond to each student separately with comments and attached files. You can distribute assignments to course groups.

Inline Assignment Grading
Instructors can now view student-submitted files “inline,” (i.e., in the web browser). This functionality enables instructors to provide feedback including comments and highlights, and directly in the document.

Downloading Assignments (Movie 3:19)
You can download assignment submissions to review them offline instead of reviewing them online in the Grade Center.

Grading Assignments (Movie 3:30)
When an assignment is created, a column is added automatically to the Grade Center. You can access assignments that have been submitted by students and need grading from: the Needs Grading page OR the Grade Center. You have the option to grade assignments anonymously.

Clean Out Graded Assignment Files (Movie 1:47)
It’s possible to remove or delete all student work with a few clicks; click the above link to learn how. NOTE: Once deleted, the student submissions cannot be retrieved.

Additional Assistance:

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to