Submit an assignment
Your instructor may make use of the Assignments tool to facilitate student submission of essays, project files, and more.
Your instructor will outline what is required of the submission - including what type of file they will accept.
If your assignment has very precise formatting (design, charts, etc), it's preferable to upload as PDF, to ensure that your design appears as you intended. For example, different versions of Word might display very slightly differently in the D2L document viewer. For a typical essay which is mostly paragraphs of text, this isn't a problem.
If you don't have Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat installed on your device, you can create documents in Google Docs, and then save as PDF to your desktop, before uploading to D2L.
Assignments can be found under Assessment > Assignments in the menu.
NOTE: We recommend that you use a desktop or laptop computer when making an online submission (especially as a part of a high-stakes assignment or final exam).
You should be aware that if you are logged into Brightspace, and leave it unattended for a while, and then try to perform an important or deadline-dependent task, such as submitting an assignment, you may encounter an error message, as your login has timed out. Try logging out and then back in to Brightspace before performing any important tasks, to ensure that you have an active connection.
When your instructor creates the assignment in Brightspace, they will decide whether they want you to upload a file, or enter the content of your assignment submission directly into a text editor.
In either scenario, we recommend that you ensure that you save a personal copy of your submission for your records, in a safe place, such as your Google Drive, as you will not have access to your Brightspace submissions after the course has ended.