Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

Submitting Assignments Using Blackboard’s Assignment Dropbox Option

Most ISO courses will have the option of using a Blackboard Dropbox for the purposes of submitting assignments to your Tutor/Marker.    

  • Upon registering in your ISO course, you will have also been enrolled in the corresponding ISO Blackboard Assignment Dropbox course.
  • To fully utilize this option you will require a valid email address. Please update your Personal Information in Blackboard prior to submitting your first assignment.   

It is the Student's Responsibility to:

  • Ensure that all submissions are clearly labeled and organized. Coversheets must be included. Disorganized/unlabeled submissions will be returned unmarked.
  • Ensure that all submissions are legible. If submitting scanned pages please make sure that dark ink has been used. Do Not submit pictures of your assignment, taken with your mobile device or digital camera. If the Tutor/Marker cannot read it, he/she cannot assess it. It will be returned unmarked. Save scanned documents as PDF documents.

Student Copy

  • It is the student's responsibility to retain at least one electronic copy of the assignment.
  • This copy should remain as the original submitted and must be available for immediate submission if the original assignment is lost.
  • This copy should remain available until the official signed and sealed Statement of Standing has been issued for the course.

Marking Expectations and Processing

  • The ISO Tutor/Marker will return the marked work to the student through the same delivery method as the work was received.
  • Students should allow up to 21 days from the date of submission to receive marked assignments.
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Directions for Using the Blackboard Assignment Dropbox Option

  • If you would like to submit assignments electronically you will need to log-in to Blackboard.
  • Your username will be your first initial of your first name, last name, and last three digits of your MET#.
    • e.g. Any Student,  MET# 123456789
    • e.g. Username: astudent789
    • e.g. Password: astudent789
  • Your password has been set to the same as your username. It is recommended that on your initial log-in you change your password.
    NOTE: In order to use the Blackboard Dropbox option it is mandatory that you have a valid email address associated with your profile.
  • If you need to add or update your email address and/or change your password you can edit your Blackboard profile.
  • From the Home Page, choose Personal Information > Edit Personal Information > Enter Email Address and/or Change Password > Submit
  • Login to Blackboard. Look for My Classes. You may be enrolled in more than one class.
  • Click on the title of the class you wish to submit assignments for. This takes you to the Assignment Dropbox.
  • Read the directions on How to Submit Assignments.
  • Select the appropriate Module Dropbox, and then Assignment.
  • Browse for your file and upload your file. Repeat if multiple files need to be uploaded.
  • Submit it.
  • If you have difficulty logging in to Blackboard or do not know your MET#,
  • After submitting your assignments, use the Email link to send an email notifying your Tutor/Marker and the Distance Learning Unit that you have submitted an assignment(s).
  • Follow the template provided in Blackboard when composing your email. In the body of the email, Identify Yourself (First and Last name),School (if applicable) Module, Assignment Name and Number > Submit.

Students should have completed and submitted all assignments in the first half and the second half of a course prior to requesting their mid-course and final examinations respectively. The Distance Learning Unit MUST receive notification that all applicable assignments have been submitted before the respective midterm and/or final exam can be released.

  • Login to Blackboard to receive your marked and graded assignment.
  • Your tutor/marker will mark your assignment and return it in the dropbox.
  • Please allow up to 21 days to have your assignment marked and returned.
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