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Bb Annotate Student Guide

Where are my assignment grades? 

You can review the grades and feedback on your My Grades page. You can also access the assignment's Review Submission History page and review the grade and feedback in context. Assignments aren't graded automatically. Your instructor must grade each assignment.

Review Submission History

To review your grades and feedback, select the same link in your course you used to submit your assignment. The Review Submission History page appears. If you uploaded a file, it automatically opens in the browser if inline viewing is on. Many file types open in the viewer, but your instructor can annotate only DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, and PDF files. 

Original formatting and embedded images are preserved. If you upload an image as your submission, your instructor can add comments, but can't highlight or draw on the image. 

The inline viewer is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Submission History Preview
Point to a comment icon to view your instructor's comments. 
Select highlighted text to see if your instructor provided a comment. 
Point to the bottom of the screen to access functions. 
You can zoom in and out, and navigate to other pages in your file. 
You can download your original file or a PDF with your instructor's annotations. 

Note: The time to create the PDF depends primarily on the size of the original file. Use your browser's print function to print the downloaded file.

Review Instructor Feedback in Bb Annotate 

When you submit an attachment for an assignment, you'll see your submission in the new Bb Annotate viewer. The new menu provides you with a sidebar summary view, page and view settings, search capabilities, and lets you print and download the submission. To review your grade and feedback, select the same link in your course you used to submit your assignment. If you uploaded a file, it automatically opens in the browser if inline viewing is on. Many file types open in the viewer, but your instructor can annotate only these file types:

  • Microsoft® Word (DOC, DOCX) 
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®(PPT, PPTX) 
  • Microsoft® Excel®(XLS, XLSM, XLSX) 
  • OpenOffice® Documents (ODS, ODT, ODP) 
  • Digital Images (JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, TGA, BMP) 
  • Medical Images (DICOM, DICM, DCM) 
  • PDF
  •  PSD 
  • RTF 
  • TXT 
  • WPD 

Original formatting and embedded images are preserved. 

Bb Annotate Student Menu


A. Sidebar: View Thumbnail, Outline, Annotation, or Bookmark views of the submission. Selecting an annotation in the sidebar summary view doesn't identify it within the document. 

B. Pages: Use the arrows to jump to different pages in the submission. 

C. Pan: Move the submission on the page. 

D. Zoom and Fit: Zoom in and out of the submission or adjust the view to fit the page, fit the width, or select the best fit. 

E. Print or Download: Print or download the submission with the annotations. 

F. Search: Search the submission for specific text. 


If your instructor used a rubric to grade your work, select the View Rubric icon to view details.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the steps outlined in this document, please contact UHD Blackboard Support by calling (713) 221-2786, or by sending an email to bb@uhd.edu.

Last updated 12/9/2020 5:26 PM