Blackboard Assignment: What file types can I submit?

You are able to submit any file type, and any number of files in a single Attempt, to a Blackboard Assignment. However, if your tutor is planning to provide online feedback directly onto your document within Blackboard, then your work will need to be submitted in one of the following supported document formats:

      • Word (DOC, DOCX)
      • PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX)
      • PDF
      • BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, PSD, TGA (image files)
      • MOV, MP4 (video files)
      • MP3 audio file

Other file types will display within Blackboard, but it is not possible for your lecturer to type feedback directly onto them:

  • Excel (XLS, XLSX)
  • Rich Text (RTF) and Text (TXT) files
  • Open Office (ODP, ODS, ODT) files
  • AVI video files

Please note that neither Blackboard nor Turnitin assignments support Apple Pages files.

For further detail please consult this list of supported filetypes.

After you upload a file, you may edit the link name to the file. This link title appears to users instead of the name of the document. For example, type “My Introduction” as the link title instead of the file name “introduction.doc.”

If your assignment is going to be marked online, check that you can see a preview of the assignment once you have submitted – if you can’t view the submitted paper on screen, then staff marking your work won’t be able to view it. Always check the files you have submitted to make sure that they can be viewed or downloaded.

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