Assignments in Brightspace courses

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Intended Audience

WSU instructors currently using Brightspace and interested in Assignments Submission Folders (formerly Dropboxes) in their Brightspace courses.


The Brightspace Assignments tool is an electronic storage space where students can submit documents and assignments. Assignments Submission Folders will accept most file formats including .doc, PDF, PowerPoint, QuickTime movie files and audio files. Student submissions are date and time stamped. This tools is also helpful when managing due dates or deadlines. The Dropbox can be set to shut down at a specific time.

Creating an Assignments Submissions Folder

How do I set up Assignments Submission Folders?

The following videos show how to configure an Assignment submission folder, associate Assignments with a grade item, and download Assignment submission folders to your laptop for grading offline.

Create an Assignment submission folder

Create an anonymous Assignment submission folder

Associate an Assignment with a Grade Item

Add restriction to an Assignment

Grading Assignments

There are two ways you can grade files submitted to Assignments. Most work online to grade papers and other files. Other times you may be working in a space where the internet connection is poor or you do not have access and want to work on grading offline. The following videos explain how you can assess submissions, whether you grade them online or choose to download, grade offline, and upload grades and feedback once you are connected.

Grade submissions to an Assignment submission folder

Grade Assignment submissions Offline

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