Blackboard Submission Points

Creating a Blackboard Submission Point

If your Blackboard Submission Point has not been automatically set up you will need to create your own.

You will have been sent you all the details you need to create it or you can look on SITS Online:

Assessment title name e.g. 001 Individual report – Submission Point

(name you have been given followed by space, dash, space, S(cap)ubmission, space, P(cap)oint as shown above)

The due by date: xx/xx/xxxx

You can check all these details on SITS. If the information is incorrect or missing please contact:

Department of Management: ! SBS Management DAB
Department of Finance, Accounting& Business Systems: ! SBS FABS DAB
Department of Service Sector Management: ! SBS Service Sector DAB

Blackboard NavigationTo create your submission point go to your module site and navigate to the Assessment Area (1) (or Re-assessment as necessary).

In this area click on Create Assessment (2) and choose Assignment (3).


Assessment point

In the dialogue box add the exact name (4) of the assessment sent in the email. Do not change the title as this will break capping and three week turn-around reports.

Copy the instructions in to the instruction box (5). You can download the text here.

Assignment title

It should look like this (6).

Assignment text

Scroll down the page and add your due date that has been sent to you (7).

The time should be set to 15:00.

Submission due date

Make sure the type of submission has been set correctly. Usually it will be an ‘Individual’ (8) submission, but if you need a ‘Group Submission’ you will need to set up your groups first.

Ask the TEL team for advice on Group Submissions if you have never created them before.

Check to make sure the submission point is available (9).

Submission point availability

Display Until (10) needs to be set for 7 working weeks after the Due Date.

Add your date in, then press submit to save your assessment point (11).

Check your Grade Centre (12) to make sure you can see your assessment column.

Grade Centre

Remember to attach your rubric if you have one and that the points possible is set to 100 or to the value you need.

Eesysoft IconIn Blackboard you will see an icon in the bottom right-hand corner which looks like this:

This is a link to the Eesysoft help guide (13) which tracks where you are on Blackboard and offers help on the items you are currently navigating.

Eesysoft help

Creating a Turnitin Submission Point

If you also require a Turnitin Submission point to check the originality of the work submitted, navigate to your ‘Assessment’ area and click on ‘Create Assessment’ (1) and then select ‘Turnitin Assignment’ (2).

Creating a Turnitin submission point


Select your Assignment Type. This will usually be ‘Paper Assignment’ (3).

Paper Assignment in Turnitin

Then give it a title and select your due date which will be the same as the Blackboard submission point (4).

Create new assignment

You can call the submission point whatever you like as Turnitin assignments are not linked to any reports.

It is advised that the title begins with ‘Turnitin’ to make it easy for you distinguish the columns in your Grade Centre.

We recommend setting it for 3pm, 7 weeks after the assignment is due to cover extensions and In Module Retrieval (IMR). The start date will be set to the date and time when the assessment has been created but it can be set later if you do not want your students to see the assessment point immediately.

Enter your instructions (5) and change the settings to your requirements.

Add your instructions

You can use this area to give guidance to students and to explain that it is not the official submission point, but can be used to help with referencing.

We usually recommend leaving the settings as they are. Then press ‘Submit’ to save the Turnitin Assessment point.

Check your Grade Centre (6) to make sure it has been created successfully.

Turnitin in Grade Centre

If you have any problems creating your submission please contact the TEL Team on: x5213

If you need further help with Blackboard consult the Eesysoft guides or have a look at Blackboard’s Help Centre.