EMA Integration: Blackboard assignments

This guide is relevant to the following Modes of Submission:

Electronic Document (Individual – Blackboard)

Presentation (Individual) – Blackboard

Video assessment (Individual)

Duplicate submission (Blackboard)


Back to RISIS Modes of Submission – full list


Helpful tip!
If you have staggered deadlines and want to create a number of Blackboard Assignments for a single RISIS assessment, you will need to select Electronic Document (Individual – Blackboard – rolling deadlines) as the Mode of Submission. This creates a Weighted Total column which can be mapped to multiple Blackboard Assignment.


Set up submission point

Integration will create a Blackboard Assignment in the ‘Assessment’ area of your course.
The assignment name will take the format
[IC] Module code-occurrence letter – RISIS Assessment Title
e.g. [IC] MM1F12-A – Essay 2

Default settings for Blackboard Assignments

See EMA Integration: What are the default settings applied to Blackboard assessments?


You will need to configure this assignment

  • to ensure that the settings are correct
  • to add instructions for students.
  1. Locate the assignment and choose Edit.
    Edit Blackboard Assignment
  2. Add Instructions.
  3. Check the
    • Due Date and time
    • Points Possible
  1. Attach a Rubric if required.
  2. Under Submission Details
    • check that Assignment Type is set to Individual.
    • check that Number of Attempts has the required setting (by default, Blackboard Assignments are set to allow unlimited attempts).
  3. Under Grading Options, if required tick Enable Anonymous Marking, and set the date on which anonymity will be removed.
  4. Under Display of Grades check that
    • ‘Display grade as’ Primary display is set to Score
      (or Pass/Fail/RN if this was selected in RISIS)
    • Include in Grade Centre grading calculations is ticked
    • Show to students in My Grades is unticked
      i. e. grades will be hidden from students until you choose to reveal the Grade Centre column, once marking is complete.
  5. Under Availability
    • check that Make the Assignment Available is ticked
    • check and if necessary edit
      • Display After date and time
      • Display Until date and time



Page last updated on November 14, 2023 by andyturner

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