Using Blackboard

Downloading an Assignment File from Blackboard

Method 1

  • Right-click on the link to the attached file.  In the menu which opens, left-click on “Save Target As…”
  • The “File Download” and “Save As” dialog boxes will open.  Browse to the location where you wish to save this file (usually “My Documents”).  Remember where you save the file.  You will have to find it again.  Click on “Save”.
  • When the download has completed click on “Close” to close the “Download complete” box.

Method 2

  • Left-click on the link to the attached file.
  • The “File Download” dialog box will open.  Do not click on “Open” to open the assignment file.
  • If you click on “Open” to open the assignment file you will be opening a temporary copy of the document.  Sometimes you will find that a temporary file cannot be saved.  You might spend hours doing work and be unable to save the finished assignment.
  • Always click on “Save” to save the assignment file to your computer.
  • When the download has completed click on “Close” to close the “Download complete” box.

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