How do I confirm a student's online assignment submission?

Both regular Blackboard Assignments and Turnitin Assignments automatically issue students with an email receipt on submission of their work. Assignment submission confirmation emails are sent to student university email addresses, and copies are retained for access by instructors within the Blackboard site that students submitted their work to. This article explains how instructors can access copies of assignment submission confirmation emails in the event of a query. Receipting can only inform which students have submitted their work and the details of that submission attempt. For a current indication of which students have or have not submitted, view the Grade Centre spreadsheet.

Accessing receipts issued for Blackboard Assignments

Step 1: Go to the Blackboard site in which the Assignment is set up and to which students have submitted.

Step 2: Under Site Management, expand Control Panel followed by expanding Content Collection and click on the Site ID.

 

Step 3: On the Site Content page, you will see a ‘Receipts’ folder. Click the link to the Receipts folder to open.

 

Step 4: Copies of receipts for each submission made by students to all Blackboard Assignments are listed. These are all titled 'SubmissionReceipt' followed by the student username. The default view lists the latest confirmation issued at the top of the list. To help in locating receipts, you might like to click on the Name option in the top row to list the files alphabetically to help you find a receipt for a particular user. 

 

Step 5: To read the contents of the receipt, click on the filename to open.

 

Step 6: You will see an exact copy of the receipt that the student received. This includes the student name, the student ID, the module name (Blackboard site name), the Blackboard Assignment name, date and time of submission, a unique submission ID, and the name(s) of the file(s) submitted. The receipt also advises the student to contact the module leader and lists the module leader's contact details, or the faculty helpdesk, if there are any queries following submission. For group submissions, additionally the receipt details the submitter's name and the name of the group that they are submitting on behalf of. The members of that group are also listed.

 

Accessing receipts issued for Turnitin Assignments

Step 1: Go to the Blackboard site in which the Turnitin Assignment is set up and to which students have submitted.

Step 2: Under Site Management, expand Control Panel followed by expanding Site Tools and click on TurnitinUK Assignments.

Step 3: On the TurnitinUK Assignments page, click on the name of the Turnitin Assignment for which you wish to view a student receipt.

Step 4: Locate the student and click on the title of the work that the student submitted.

Step 5: At the foot of the document viewer, click on the 'print' icon and choose 'Download PDF of digital receipt for printing'.

Step 6: You will be prompted to open or save the receipt. Choose 'Open' to read the contents of the receipt. You will see an exact copy of the receipt that the student received. This includes the student name, the Turnitin Assignment name, the submission title and file name submitted, the date and time of submission, and a unique submission ID.

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