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Moodle: Moodle assignments

Types of assignment submission

Submitting an assignment in Moodle may involve uploading single or multiple files, copying and pasting from a document, typing directly into a text editor or simply reading the instructions in Moodle but completing the assignment outside it.

You may also be required to submit:

File submission

To make a file submission:

  1. Click the Add submission button to bring up the file upload page.
  2. Upload the relevant file into the submission. You are able to ‘drag and drop’ the file into the submission box.
  3. Click Save Changes.
    Moodle3,5_asssubmission.png
  4. There should now be a Last modified date and the file(s) uploaded will also be displayed.
  5. Depending on how the assignment is setup the status will either read Submitted for grading - in which case no further action is need, or Draft (not submitted).
  6. If changes are required, click on Edit submission.
  7. Once ready to submit, click Submit assignment Moodle3,5_asssubmission2.png
  8. Your lecturer may require you to agree to a submission statement before the submission process is finalised.  To agree to the student statement, check the tick box and click Continue.  Moodle3_5_studentstatement.png
  9. Note once the assignment is 'submitted' no further changes are allowed.      

Online text submission (including group submissions)

To submit online text, students complete the following steps:

  1. Click the Add submission button to bring up the online text editor page
  2. Type the relevant text into the text editor or paste from a previously written file. This process is the same whether the submission is for an individual assignment or group assignment.  For group assignments, each member of the group can access the text editor before the submission date.Moodle3_5_onlinetextassignment.png
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. There should now be a Last modified date and the first 100 characters entered will also be displayed.
  5. Depending on how the assignment is setup the status will either read Submitted for grading - in which case no further action is need, or Draft (not submitted).
  6. If changes are required, click on Edit my submission.
  7. Once ready to submit, click Submit assignment..Moodle3,5_onlinetextassignment2.png
  8. Your lecturer may require you to agree to a submission statement before the submission process is finalised.  To agree to the student statement, check the tick box and click Continue.Moodle3_5_studentstatement.png
  9. Note once the assignment is 'submitted' no further changes are allowed.

Group submission - a student submits on behalf of the group

To make a group file submission, where a nominated group member submits on behalf of the whole group:

  1. Click the Add submission button to bring up the file upload page.
  2. Upload the relevant file into the submission. You are able to ‘drag and drop’ the file into the submission box.  This example demonstrates that there is one submission for Group 2.
  3. Click Save Changes.
    Moodle3_5_groupassignment2.png
  4. There should now be a Last modified date and the file(s) uploaded will also be displayed.
  5. Depending on how the assignment is setup the status will either read Submitted for grading - in which case no further action is need, or Draft (not submitted).
  6. If changes are required, click on Edit submission.
  7. Once ready to submit, click Submit assignment. Moodle3,5_groupassignment
  8. Your lecturer may require you to agree to a submission statement before the submission process is finalised.  To agree to the student statement, check the tick box and click Continue.Moodle3_5_studentstatement.png
  9. Note once the assignment is 'submitted' no further changes are allowed.

Group submission - each group member makes a submission

To make a file submission (each group member makes a submission):

  1. Click the Add submission button to bring up the file upload page.
  2. Each member of the group uploads their relevant file into the submission box. You are able to ‘drag and drop’ the file into the submission box.  You will see from this example there are four students in the group and each has submitted their section of the group assignment.
  3. Click Save Changes.
    Moodle3_5_groupassignment3.png
  4. There should now be a Last modified date and the file(s) uploaded will also be displayed.
  5. Depending on how the assignment is setup the status will either read Submitted for grading - in which case no further action is need, or Draft (not submitted).
  6. If changes are required, click on Edit submission.
  7. Once ready to submit, click Submit assignment 
  8. Your lecturer may require you to agree to a submission statement before the submission process is finalised.  To agree to the student statement, check the tick box and click Continue. Moodle3_5_studentstatement.png
  9. Note once the assignment is 'submitted' no further changes are allowed.