Resolving SafeAssign submission failure for group assignments in Blackboard


The SafeAssign plagiarism detection service does not function when the assignment is configured for group submissions and the submission includes a file attachment. File attachment submissions to group assignments receive a red banner error message, "Failed to submit Assignment. Please try again."  


PC and Mac, group assignments in Blackboard


  • Use the "Write Submission" option instead of attaching a file.
    • Blackboard assignments offer a full Rich Text Editor for the submission area, which can be used to format the text.
    • Content can also be composed in a separate application and then copied and pasted into the Rich Text Editor. 
  • Alternatively, use the individual submission format in conjunction with SafeAssign for file attachment submissions. 


Outcome: You should now be able to submit group assignments using SafeAssign.

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Article ID: 236
Thu 3/24/22 3:08 PM
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