Note: The video below shows an old view of Brightspace. The steps involved in using the Assignments tool are the same. 




About Assignments


The Assignments tool enables you to submit assignments in Learning Environment, eliminating the need to mail, fax, or email assignments. Simply upload your assignment to the appropriate folder. 


Access the Assignments tool


Click Toolbox > Assignments on the navbar.


Submitting assignments to an Assignments folder

  1. On the Assignment Folders page, click on the folder you want to submit an assignment to.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Add a File to browse for the file you want to submit. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, or from a personal or group locker.
    • Click Record Audio to record an audio file directly within the submission folder. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and clickRecord. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. When you finish recording, clickAdd.
  3. Enter any Comments you want to submit with the file.
  4. Click Submit.



Any rubric against which submissions are evaluated is listed on the submission page so students know how their submission are evaluated and what learning objectives the folder is related to.


Submitting group assignments to an assignments folder


Group assignment folders have a Group Folder icon beside their name. Any user in your group can submit files to the group folder. The Submissions column in the Folder List lets you know how many files your group submitted. The Submission History page provides details on who submitted files and when. Feedback, including grades, associated with group folders applies to the entire group.

  1. On the Assignment Folders page, click on the folder you want to submit an assignment to.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Add a File to browse for the file you want to submit. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, or from a personal or group locker.
    • Click Record Audio to record an audio file directly within the submission folder. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. When you finish recording, clickAdd.
  3. Enter any Comments you want to submit with the file.
  4. Click Submit.


Reviewing your assignment submission history

  1. On the Assignment Folders page, click View History.
  2. Select the Folder you want to view from the drop-down list.

A list of submitted files displays on the Submission History page. You can view each file’s size, date submitted, whether comments were included with it, and who has retrieved it. For group assignment folders you can check who submitted each file.

  • Unread The file has not been retrieved.
  • Read The file has been retrieved. (It may not have been read or graded.)

Viewing feedback in Assignments

  1. On the Assignment Folders page, click View in the Feedback column beside the dropbox folder containing your submission.
  2. View your score, rubric assessment, and feedback comments.
  3. Click Download All Files to download feedback attachments.
  4. When you are finished viewing feedback, click Done.