The Assignment tool allows students to submit text, digital files, cuPortfolios or record video or audio to their instructor for assessment.

Accessing an Assignment

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid
  3. Access the assignment submission link in one of the following ways
    • Find the assignment link in a module.
      • Click Content in the course Navbar.
      • Click the module in the left-side menu.
      • Click the assignment.             
          • Note. It is possible that your instructor has not added a link to the assignment to a module. If you cannot find your assignment, navigate to the assignment tool as described below.
    • Navigate to the assignment tool.
      1. Click Tools in the course Navbar.
      2. Select Assignments.
      3. Click the assignment.                                               

Submitting a File

There are many different types of files you can submit, the most popular includes text documents (such as .doc, .docx, .pdf), photos (such as .jpg, .jpeg, .png), videos (such as .mp4, .wav, .mov), and presentations (.ppt).

NOTE: The process for submitting a file will be different based on how you accessed the assignment. If you accessed the assignment through the module follow steps 1a and if you accessed it through the assignment tool follow steps 1b.

  1. Open the assignment submission link.
  2. Upload your file in one of the following ways:
    1. Upload your file to the assignment link in a module. See instructions for accessing a module above.
      1. Click Upload.                                                                                               
      2. Click the file you wish to submit.
      3. Click Open.
      4. Optional: Add a message to your instructor in the comment box.
      5. Click Submit.
      6. Your file has been submitted to your instructor.
    2. Upload your file to the assignment link in the assignment tool. See instructions for accessing the assignment tool above.
      1. Click Add a File.                                                                                         
      2. Click My Computer to submit a file saved on your computer.
      3. Click Upload.
      4. Click the file you wish to submit.
      5. Click Add. 
        NOTE: Make sure the file finishes uploading before clicking Add. If not, you will see an error message.
      6. Optional: Add a message to your instructor in the comment box.
      7. Click Submit.
        NOTE: You will see a Review Assignment Submission page. Click Done.
      8. Your file has been submitted to your instructor.

Submitting Typed Text

There are many different types of files you can submit, the most popular includes text documents (such as .doc, .docx, .pdf), photos (such as .jpg, .jpeg, .png), videos (such as .mp4, .wav, .mov), and presentations (.ppt).

NOTE: The process for submitting a file will be different based on how you accessed the assignment. If you accessed the assignment through the module follow steps 1a and if you accessed it through the assignment tool follow steps 1b.

  1. Open the assignment submission link.
  2. Type or paste your text into the Text Submission box.
    NOTE: You can format your submission to add videos, photos, tables and links using the HTML Editor. You can also record a video directly in the Text Submission box by clicking the Insert Stuff icon in the HTML editor and selecting Add Video Note.
    NOTE: Use the Check Spelling button at the bottom of the HTML editor to ensure you haven’t made any spelling errors.
  1. Click Submit.
    NOTE: If you submitted your assignment by navigating to the Assignment tool in the navbar, you will see a Review Assignment Submission page. Click Done.

Submitting a Video from Mediaspace

  1. Open the assignment submission link.
  2. Click Insert Stuff in the HTML Editor of the submission text box.
  3. Click Insert Mediaspace.
  4. Find the video you wish to submit. Click Embed.
  5. Click Insert.
    TIP: You can insert multiple videos by clicking Insert Stuff and embedding another item from Mediaspace. You can also add text above or below your video or use the HTML editor to add photos, tables, symbols and more.
  6. Click Submit.
    NOTE: If you submitted your assignment by navigating to the Assignment tool in the navbar, you will see a Review Assignment Submission page. Click Done.

 Submitting a cuPortfolio Link

First, copy the portfolio URL from cuPortfolio:

  1. Log in to cuPortfolio.
  2. On the Dashboard page, click Share.
  3. Click the Secret URL button (the icon looks like the world) of the collection or page you would like to make the secret URL for.
  4. Click New secret URL.
  5. Copy the URL.

Then, paste the URL into your Brightspace assignment submission:

  1. Open the assignment submission link.
  2. Paste the cuPortfolio URL in the Text Submission box. Add any other necessary text or information.
  3. Click Submit.
    NOTE: If you submitted your assignment by navigating to the Assignment tool in the navbar, you will see a Review Assignment Submission page. Click Done.

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