Every Blackboard course and organisation automatically has a calendar, and “events” from these appear on the Calendar page.
The Blackboard Calendar does NOT display details from your Timetable, and does not automatically show details of online seminars, tutorials or other interactive sessions.
Some lecturers may add events to your Blackboard course calendar, but mostly this page will display assessment due dates.
Due dates in the Blackboard Calendar
From August 2021 all types of assessment deadline should appear in the Calendar. This includes Turnitin assignments, Blackboard assignments and tests.
Please note: do not rely on the Blackboard Calendar for due dates information.
You should always check the Blackboard course for your module for accurate details of your assessment deadlines.
The Calendar may display deadlines for assessments to which you are not required to submit. For example
- where different groups of students have different deadlines
- where you have already submitted, but there is also a post-deadline submission point.
Accessing assessments from the Calendar
You can click on the calendar entry to access the course and view or submit to the assessment.
Click on the ‘Items Due’ link to see a summary of upcoming due dates.
Please note, for Turnitin assignments, you should click on the name of the course as highlighted below, not on the name of the assignment.
This information should be communicated to you directly within the Blackboard course for your module.
Due dates in the Blackboard mobile app
Currently the mobile app operates differently to the browser version, and will generally not display the deadlines for summative assessments.
Please ignore messages such as ‘NOTHING DUE FOR OVER 2 WEEKS’ in the Blackboard mobile app.
For further information, please see the Blackboard help page for the Calendar.