In Canvas I can create assignments which do not have online turn-ins. Additionally, I can create assignments which are not graded. These in combination allow me to create assignments that have a due-date for a paper turn-in, as well as reading assignments that are due on a particular date. There are no assignment types or options that support this in Blackboard. I can put reading on the calendar; that is acceptable, but annoying as it is a different interface for both me and my students. As for paper turn-in assignments, I have no work around that gives good results. My students get warnings that they have a late assignments, and I get notices of students falling behind.
This seems to be an enormous hole in Blackboard's offering; more than half of my assignments are in-class work that are turned in on paper.
Am I missing something? Is there some set of options that I just have not seen?
Or, is this really a missing piece in a 20 year old software package; does Blackboard actually not support these most basic teaching techniques; so basic that I hesitate to call them techniques?