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  1. Log in to Blackboard and click on your course among the list of "Courses in which you are participating" in the My Courses section of the opening page.

  2. Go to the section of the course where your instructor posted the assignment. Click on the name of the assignment.

  3. You will not see a SafeAssign icon – it has been discontinued as a separate tool, but included in the assignment workflow.

  4. You will see the Upload Assignment page. Your professor's instructions for the assignment are posted at the top.

  5. Scroll to the second section, Assignment Submission.

  6. Click Browse My Computer.

  7. After you click on the Browse button, a dialog box will appear. Navigate to where you've saved the file that you want to submit to your instructor.

    • SafeAssign accepts files in .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, and .html file formats only. Files of any other format will not be checked through SafeAssign.

    • Do not use any special characters in your file name. Numbers, letters, hyphens and underscores are acceptable. 

    • The maximum file size you can upload to SafeAssign is 10 MB.

  8. When you find the file, double-click on the file name to select it.

  9. The path to your file will now be entered in the "File to Attach" window.

  10. Under your file, you will see the Global Reference Database. This step submits your paper to Blackboard's global database, which means that if a student at another institution using SafeAssign copies your language too closely, SafeAssign will flag the instance and include the copied text as part of the "originality report," indicating that the passage was copied from your work. If you do want your paper included in the Global Reference Database, leave the box unchecked.

  11. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click the button to send your submission to the server.

  12. Depending on how big your file is, SafeAssign will ask you to wait while your file is being uploaded. SafeAssign will confirm that your SafeAssignment has been "successfully submitted." Click on the button to return to the opening page for your course.

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