How to submit an assignment

Before you submit an assignment make sure you have the correct version of the file in an accessible location on your computer. Check that you have given each file a reasonable length file name in the format specified in your course.

You will also need to compress any images to reduce the overall file size. If the file is too large it will produce an error when you try to submit – for a step-by step guide see Compressing images to reduce file size .

If you are using an iPad to submit an assignment please see Using an iPad to upload files

How to submit an assignment for an online short course via Portal

  • Go to the relevant assignment submission page from the link on the course homepage or via Activities > Assignments.
  • Scroll down and click Add submission.
  • Upload the file you want to submit (either drag and drop or use the file picker to locate the file).
  • Click Save changes.
  • Check at this point that the file you have uploaded is the correct version you wish to submit for marking.
  • When you are ready, click Submit assignment

Your assignment has now been submitted for marking and you will receive an email to confirm that we have received it.

If, before the assignment deadline, you realise you need to amend the file, you will need to get permission from the online courses office to do so. Please email onlinecourses@conted.ox.ac.uk giving your name, course and assignment number. Permission to retract and replace a file is only granted in exceptional circumstances.

For a more detailed step-by-step guide to submitting an assignment please see How to submit an assignment: More help for online short courses.

How to submit an assignment for an award-bearing course via Study or Weblearn

Before you begin make sure you know the total word count for your assignment and if your course uses blind marking make sure your name doesn’t appear anywhere in the file or filename.

If you are submitting more than one file, please note that all files need to be uploaded at the same time, DO NOT click submit before you have uploaded ALL files into the submission box. If you do, only the first file will be accepted and you won't be able to add more.
  • Go to the relevant assignment submission page from the link on the course homepage, or via Activities > Assignments.
  • Scroll down and click Add submission.
  • Upload the file(s) you want to submit (either drag and drop or use the file picker).
  • Enter the word count of your assignment.
  • Click Save changes.
  • Check that the file(s) you have uploaded are the correct version you wish to submit for marking, once you have submitted your assignment you will not be able to make any changes to the file.
  • When you are ready, click Submit assignment.
  • Read the authorship declaration and tick the box to confirm you have read, understood and complied with the statement.
  • Click Continue.

Your assignment has now been submitted for marking and you will receive an email to confirm that we have received it.

For a more detailed step-by-step guide to submitting an assignment please see How to submit an assignment: More help for award-bearing courses via Study and Weblearn.