SafeAssignment

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Safe Assignment

SafeAssignments appear in courses as a new content type and can be added to any course content area. SafeAssignments function like the existing Assignment content type with the added layer of a plagiarism detection check once papers are submitted.

Note: SafeAssignments are different from Assignments and there is no connection between the content types. It is not possible to make an existing Assignment a Safe Assignment without starting from the beginning. Like regular Assignments, however, Safe Assignments are integrated with the Gradebook in the Blackboard.

1 Enter Information

Name: Enter the name of the SafeAssignment. This will be visible to the student as a link to your learning unit. Most Learning Units are used to group class material by schedule or by topic.

Points Possible: Enter the points possible for the SafeAssignment. This value will be shared with the Gradebook Item created for the Safe Assignment.

Instructions: Enter instructions for completing the SafeAssignment.

Important Note: If students are submitting papers to the SafeAssignment that include images, please inform them that the images must not exceed 2MB or the submission may fail.

Available: Select Yes to make this SafeAssignments available to students.

Available Dates: The date the SafeAssignment will be available can be selected here.

Display After: Select the date and time when this SafeAssignment will become available to students. This field is optional; the Instructor may control availability through the Make the link available option without setting specific dates.

BPCC Recommendation: Please do not select 12:00 am or 12:00pm. This has been a large source of confusion for many students and faculty. Using 11:55 or 12:05 in place of 12:00 seems to eliminate most of the confusion.

Display Until: Select the date and time the SafeAssignment will be made unavailable to Students. This field may be left blank.

BPCC Recommendation: Please do not select 12:00 am or 12:00pm. This has been a large source of confusion for many students and faculty. Using 11:55 or 12:05 in place of 12:00 seems to eliminate most of the confusion.

Draft: Allows Students to validate their paper without submitting it to the institutional database. Useful as an instructive tool to help Students learn how to attribute papers properly.

Student Viewable: Determines whether or not Students can see the report generated when their papers are submitted.

Urgent Checking: Sets papers to a high priority in the queue.

2 Optional Announcement

Create: Select Yes to create an Announcement about the SafeAssignment.

Subject: Enter a subject for the Announcement.

Message: Enter a message for the Announcement.

Acceptable file formats: .zip, .doc, .txt, .pdf, .rtf, and .html

NOTE: SafeAssignment does not accept .docx (This is the format that the new Microsoft Office 2007 uses.) files at this time.

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