Learners use the Assignments tool to upload and submit assignments directly in Brightspace Learning Environment, eliminating the need to mail, fax, or email their work to instructors. On paper submissions, and observed in person assignments are also available and do not require file submissions to be made in Brightspace Learning Environment.

Instructors use the Assignments tool to create and edit assignments, see users’ submission times, view submissions on the Evaluate Submission page, associate assignments to rubrics and competencies, and return submissions with grades and feedback. Instructors can use either the classic create and edit assignments experience or the new, fully immersive layout.

Optional: within the Assignment experience, teachers can also enable Originality checking by

Tutorial: Creating an Assignment 

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Additional information on assignments 

For assignments that included file submissions, instructors can download the submissions to their computer for review offline.

In the Submissions area for file and text submissions, instructors can view users' submissions and submission dates, eliminating the need to collect assignments and making it easy to track when files were submitted.

Instructors can create categories to group and organize assignments. They can also restrict access to assignments by date and time, group membership, or special access permissions.

Instructors can manage exemptions by launching the Manage Exemptions page from the following locations in Assignments: 


What file types are supported in Assignments?

The following file formats are compatible with the Assignments document viewer:


File Type


What file types supported by built in annotations? 

The following file types are supported by the annotation tool in Assignments: