Why is my Blackboard assignment showing a blue pie chart icon?

If you have followed the steps in our how to submit a Blackboard assignment FAQ but you see a blue pie chart icon in the marks and feedback panel on the right of your submission, this means that your submission attempt is still in progress.

Blue pie icon when uploading a Blackboard Assignment means the submission attempt is in progress.


To complete your submission:

  • Click Continue and check your assignment details (e.g. the files you have attached).
  • You can add or edit a text submission, attach files, or remove files by clicking Do not attach.


  • Your submission will open in the Blackboard assignment viewer. If the file conversion message does not disappear, try refreshing the page.
  • When your submission is complete, a purple Success! message will appear at the top of the screen.


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