This help sheet assumes that your instructor is using the Assignment Manager feature in Blackboard, in which you both view and submit your assignment via Blackboard. Since that is actually an advanced feature of Blackboard, we thought you should begin by giving your instructor a round of applause. 1. Log in to Blackboard (opens in new window), and click on your course among the list of “Courses in which you are participating” in the Course List module of the opening My Blackboard page. 2. Your instructor will most likely have told you where to find the assignment. In this help sheet, we’ll assume that the assignment has been posted in the “Assignments” section of the course, so click on the button – or on the area where your instructor has told you to find the assignment. 3. You should see an entry marked by the icon, which indicates that it is an assignment, to be read and submitted via Blackboard. The title will be in bold face and will also be a link.
In the figure just above, we highlight the assignment title, which you will click on later in the process, once you’ve actually completed the assignment and are ready to submit it to your instructor. If your instructor has attached a file related to the assignment, you can click on the link for the file (in the “Attached Files” area) to view the attached document. Otherwise (or after you are done reading the attachment), you are ready to move on to the next step of the process. 1. In most instances, you will do the assignment in a program other than Blackboard (for example, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), and you will save that file to the hard drive of your computer (or to some storage medium). Once you’ve finished the assignment and have saved the file, you are ready to submit the file to your instructor, which is the next step of the process. 3. You will be taken to an Upload Assignment page.
Scroll down to Section 2 on the page: Assignment Materials. Please note that the “Save as Draft” button will upload a copy of your file to the Blackboard server (so you can retrieve it later), but it will not send the file to your instructor. You need to click on the Submit button if you truly want to submit your assignment to your instructor. Is your instructor providing comments electronically, and uploading a new version of your submitted file with those comments? Is your instructor handing back a printed and hand-commented version of your essay, and just recording grades in Blackboard? Has your instructor set up the assignment so that it will “disappear” from view after the deadline has passed? 1. Log in to Blackboard once again (page opens in new window), and click on your course among the list of “Courses in which you are participating” in the Course List module on the opening page. 2. Return to the section of the course where your instructor posted the assignment. 3. Blackboard will take you to a Review Submission History page that containts all the information about your submitted assignment. If you can’t see the assignment in the section of the course where it was originally posted, that means that your instructor has used Blackboard to set a time limit for when the assignment is available to you. You might want to ask your instructor to make the assignment available again so that you and your classmates can see the feedback. Last revised July 19, 2010. Please send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide a summary explanation of the findings on proximal development in the context of your article. What implications should scholars consider based on this information? Support your explanation utilizing your course sources and your researched article. Part 3: Consider the events from the past week of your life. Did you or someone you know experience anything that supports your conclusions about the effects of proximal development on behaviors or knowledge development? Describe one personal real-life example of an occurrence that supports the implications of proximal development on our behaviors and beliefs. As you share this information, consider and apply the professional standards found in “12.06 Anonymity of Sources”found in the AERA Code of Ethics. Part 4: Review “4. Fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism” in the AERA Code of Ethics. What implications should be considered in your scholarly writing? What can you do each week to assure you are conducting yourself ethically based on this area of ethical standards?