Submitting assignments online

Warning

Submission deadline

Most assignments must be submitted by 23.59 (1 minute before midnight) UNE local time on the day they are due. You must take into account time zone differences to avoid penalties for late submission. You can check what the current time at UNE is using the UNE time block on the side of all Moodle pages.

 

Assignment title pages

Assignments submitted in Moodle online do not always require assignment title pages. However, it is good practice to include this as your first page. 

If you are required to submit a hardcopy assignment, you must include a title page. Further information on submitting in hardcopy is available from the Submitting hardcopy assignments page. 

 

Number of files, maximum file size and file type

Moodle allows you to upload multiple files. Generally you should try to contain your work to a single file (see information on combining files in this site), but there will be times and certain types of assignments where you need to upload multiple files. 

Most assignments are submitted in PDF format, although other formats are sometimes allowed or required. There are many ways to convert files to PDF. See Converting file to PDF to learn more about some of these.

To see how many files can be uploaded, the total allowed file size and allowable types, click the Add submission button. This is OK even if you are not ready to upload your submission. In many cases, the assignment will be set up using the default setting. The maximum number of attachments is not an indication of how many files are required. Always check the assignment details provided by your teaching staff for guidelines. 

File submissions area with the maximum file size and maximum allowed files displayed

If your file is too large, try reducing the size of any of the graphics that are in the file. See troubleshooting for details.

 

Give files an appropriate name

You should give your file a meaningful name: Include your name, unit code and assignment number. For example:

John Smith ABC101 Assignment 1

 

Submitting an assignment

First you upload your file(s) into Moodle. When this has been done you must Submit the assignment for marking. Before it has been submitted the submission is in 'draft' mode. During this time it is not considered submitted but the draft status and the files are viewable by your Unit Coordinator.

Step 1. On the assignment page click the 'Add submission' button

Upload files button

Step 2. Add files or text and click the 'Save changes' button 

Uploading files

Some browsers (e.g. Firefox and Google Chrome) support dragging and dropping files onto the file area of the assignment page. If your browser does, you can drag the file you want to submit by selecting the file and holding the mouse button down while dragging it to the file area on the assignment page and releasing the mouse button.

If your browser does not support drag and drop or you prefer not to use it you can click the Add... button to open the file browser dialog box.

Entering text directly on the assignment page

Some assignments may allow text and images to be added directly into an editor window of the Moodle page. This may be in addition to or instead of the option to upload a file. This is generally used where only a short amount of text or links is required to be submitted. Use the editor within the Moodle page to add text, images and links. See the Moodle Text editor docs for more information.

 

When you are done click the Save changes button.

Add files and then save changes

 

Warning Warning: You are not quite finished yet. The files are now uploaded but you still need to send them for marking.

Final check before sending for marking

Before you send your files for marking check that:

    • You have included your name, assignment number, unit code on your assignment
    • The file is in an acceptable file format. e.g. PDF
    • The file size is less than the maximum allowed
    • The final file is readable and formatted correctly - this is especially important if you have converted your file to PDF
    • Your file has an appropriate name
    • All files have been uploaded.

 

Send your files for marking

Step 1. Click 'Submit assignment'

Click the submit assignment button near the bottom of the main assignment page

 

Step 2. Agree to the declaration and click 'continue'

You will be asked to agree to a submission statement. Read the statement and if you agree place a tick in the checkbox at the top of the page and press the continue button at the bottom of the page.

You will be returned to the assignment main page and the submission status will be changed to Submitted for grading. A confirmation email will be sent to your UNE email address.

 

Removing and renaming uploaded files

If you need to remove or rename a file that you have uploaded you can do this by clicking on the Edit my submission button and then clicking on the icon for the file. A window that opens has a Delete button at the top. The file name can be edited but do not remove the file extension (e.g. .pdf or .doc) as this can make the file difficult to open and may delay marking.

File rename and delete button

Note: You can only remove or rename files before they have been submitted for marking. If they have been submitted you will need to contact your Unit Coordinator to arrange for the submission to be reset. Once this has been done you can then delete the file.

 

What do I do if I need to resubmit the assignment?

Take care when submitting assignments. Many teaching staff begin marking assignments shortly after they are submitted. If you have submitted the wrong file or submitted to the wrong unit, contact your Unit Coordinator for that unit and they will arrange to have the assignment reset to 'draft ' mode so you can remove the files and a new one can be resubmitted.

Assignments submitted in Moodle do not require assignment cover sheets. Some assignments are printed before marking. If this is the case for your unit a coversheet will automatically be generated and attached as a part of the printing process.

If you have been asked to resubmit a file, the submission will normally be reset for you. This will allow you to remove the previous uploaded file and add a new file.

When you have uploaded your new file and are ready to submit it you must press the Submit assignment button, accept the submission statement and confirm that the submission is to be submitted for marking. The assignment submission date will be updated to the new date.

Last modified: Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:22 PM