Download an Assignment Submission

To download and save an assignment submission, follow the process outlined below.
  1. Login to the course in which you would like to download an assignment submission.
  2. On the left sidebar, click Grades and Rubrics.
  3. Scroll down the Grades and Rubrics page to the assignment you would like to save.
  4. Click the blue text of the assignment you would like to download (the blue title is a clickable link).
  5. This should bring up a page displaying the assignment submission.
    The submission will only be displayed in the window on the left if the file was submitted in DOC or DOCX file formats.
  6. Your submission file is downloadable by clicking the grey download button indicated in the screenshot below.
Note: We strongly recommend saving all files and previous submissions to your personal computer or cloud storage system. Access to past courses is not guaranteed.

Download an Assignment with Instructor Feedback

To download an assignment attempt with instructor feedback provided via the inline grading tool in Blackboard (Crocodoc), follow the instructions below.
  1. Within the course, select the Grades and Rubrics link on your left sidebar.
  2. Next, click the blue link of the assignment with feedback you would like to view.
  3. Your last assignment submission to this dropbox will display in the document viewer.
    Important: Instructors are not required to provide annotated comments on your assignments. If you do not see comments in the preview window (see image above), contact your instructor to inquire if they provided comments on your assignment.
  4. To select a different submission attempt, use the drop-down arrow next to Attempt... to select another submission attempt.
  5. Once the correct assignment submission is visible in the viewer, click the small grey download button on the top of the viewer.
  6. On the popup box, select Download annotated PDF.
    Note: This option will not appear if there are no instructor comments for this assignment submission. Clicking the download button will only download your original assignment submission.
  7. This will download the PDF file with instructor comments to your computer.
  8. Once the assignment is downloaded, open the file using Adobe Reader*. The comments are displayed directly in the document, as pictured below.
    *Important: Complete instructor feedback comments will only be viewable when using Adobe Reader. Instructor feedback comments will not show up if using the native in-browser PDF viewer or if Mac Preview is used to view the PDF.