Create an assignment for a group

What is it?

A Blackboard group assignment allows instructors to create a submission point where one single submission can be applied to a pre-determined group of students. Instructors can mark for the group as well as provide custom marks for specific students, and can leave feedback for the group as well as custom feedback for specific students. 

What does it do?

Blackboard allows students to complete and submit assignments as a team and receive accommodations, marks and feedback as an overall group or individually depending on the instructor’s choice.

What Should I know?

Group assignments in Blackboard will allow a single student to submit work on behalf of the group.

Creating a group assignment

Step 1: Create the Blackboard assignment as described in that guide (link to that page).

Step 2: Click on the cog wheel next to Assignment Settings to go into the settings for the assignment.

Step 3: Click on the link for Assign to groups from the settings panel in the Assignment.

Step 4: Click on the drop-down menu that says Custom and you will see a list of the groups you have already created. 

Step 5: Once you have the correct group set selected, click Save at the bottom of the page. 

Screenshot of Groups page from Assignment with an arrow pointing to the drop-down menu to select a group set.

Step 6: Once you have the correct group set selected, click Save at the bottom of the page. 

Information on marking group assignments will be covered in the guide on Assign group grades in Blackboard assignments.

Updated on 18/10/2022

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