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Creating an Alt-paper assignment (2m52s)

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Using the Assignments tool

(for a PowerPoint presentation, a Spreadsheet, a Photo slideshow or an Audio assignment)

Creating an Alt-paper assignment

In the Course Menu, click on the plus to add a content area.  Type in a name (we suggest you have the word that reflects the type of assignment such as Audio Assignment, Excel assignment, etc) and make available to users.  With the double arrow icon in the action bar reorder the menu links as you see fit. --BEEP-- Click on the newly created link and in the action bar, click on “Assessment,” then on “Assignment”. We suggest you start the name with “Due” followed by the date and time.  In the instructions text box fill in your instruction. If you use a rubric to grade the assignment, attach the rubric file by clicking the paper clip icon in the text editor toolbar. Complete the assignment set up, check the checkbox for due date and set a due date if you want students to see a due date in the Course Calendar, the Notification Dashboard, and the “To Do” module of your course Home Page as well as on their Blackboard Student app.  In the Grading section, fill in the points possible.  Add your rubric if you use Blackboard rubric tool, and make sure to check “Show Rubric to Students”. Click on “More Help” in the banner if needed.  –BEEP-- When all done, click on “Submit”.  If there is more than one assignment, you can adjust the order of the assignments by clicking the double arrows on the right of the action bar. –BEEP -- Don’t forget to tell students where to go to submit their assignments in your Course Schedule.

In the Course Management section of your course page, go to the “Grade Center,” then in the “Full Grade Center” to the column that Blackboard created for your assignment.  Note that this column will be hiding all at the end of the Grade Center. Use the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom to find it if it has fallen off your screen.  Next, go to “Manage” in the action bar, then to “Column Organization” to reorder the columns.  --BEEP--

Next, go to the weighted total column for the grading category to which the assignment belongs--you know the one with the percentage mark at the beginning of the name.  Click on the action button to the right of the column, then on “Edit Column Information”.  Scroll down to the Select columns and in the Columns to Select box, select the newly created blog assignment; with the arrow move it to the Selected Column box and put in 100%, then click “OK” to override the warning that may pop up.  Don’t forget to click on “Submit”.