Blackboard Learn Assessments Workshop Tip Sheet

This workshop focuses on the available assessment tools in the latest version of Blackboard Learn. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create, configure, and deploy individual and group assignments to collect student submissions to manage grades and feedback. The use of assignments auto-graded tests will be covered.


Blackboard Assignment (Dropbox)

With assignments, you can create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student Individual or as a Group. You can review the Blackboard Learn Help Website for greater details of functions such as grading and providing feedback on assignments.

Turnitin Feedback Studio

Buffalo State also has a contract for Turnitin. Turnitin Feedback Studio is a similar text detection software that instructors may require students to use at Buffalo State. This software may be used as an educational tool to assist students in learning how to properly cite resources, to decrease instances of academic misconduct, and/or to assist in the identification of acts of academic misconduct. 

If utilizing Turnitin please review DOPS I:17:03 Subject: Academic Misconduct (The complete procedure for Academic Misconduct can be found in the Student Conduct Section VIII:04:00 of the Directory of Policy Statements) for information on Turnitin.  Faculty should also provide the Turnitin Statement within their syllabus.

Turnitin Website Resources



Blackboard Test functionality allows for testing that includes a variety of question types such as True/False, Multiple Choice, File Response, Essay and many more. The test options allows for

  • Multiple Attempts
  • Timer
  • Test exceptions ( i.e students who need additional time or need to take the test at a different time)
  • Randomizing Questions & response options
  • Customized Feedback

More articles on Test, Pools & Surveys


Past Webinar Recording

Hosted by Brooke Winckelmann) 

The recorded webinar below will provide an overview of Assessments in Blackboard Learn. The video will discuss the following assessment types in Blackboard:

  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Surveys
  • Self and Peer Assessments
  • Turnitin Assignments
  • Qwickly Jot Assignments



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