How to submit an assignment:

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This page contains a more detailed guide for submitting your assignment file(s). You will need to prepare for submitting your assignment by knowing the total word count, having a copy of the file in an accessible place on your computer/device and ensuring each file has a reasonable length filename (coursetitle_Assignment(name or number).doc). Remember that if your course uses blind marking you should not include your name anywhere in the file, or the filename.

When you are ready to submit your assignment please follow the instructions below.

  • Click on the link to the relevant assignment from your course, either from the course homepage or from the Activities block. You will be taken to the assignment submission status page.
  • Scroll down and click Add submission.

There are two ways to upload your file(s).


To Drag and Drop:

  • Open Windows or File Explorer for PC, or a Finder window for Mac and navigate to the location of the first file that you want to upload.
  • While holding down the mouse button on the required file, drag it in to the upload box and release the mouse button to drop it in.
  • Repeat this process until you have uploaded all your files.

To use the File Picker:

  • Click Add (circled at the top left on the diagram above), which will bring up the File picker window.
  • Click on Upload a file.
  • Next click Browse to locate and select the first file you want to submit on your computer.
  • Once you have located your file, click Upload this file.
  • Your file will appear in the upload box.
  • Repeat this process until you have uploaded all your files.
If you upload multiple files with the same name, the system will ask you to rename the later ones, rather than automatically overwriting the earlier one. To delete a file, click on the file and then click Delete and, if you’re sure you want to delete it, click  OK .

If after following the instructions your file isn’t accepted, please contact us. If your deadline is close, please also email Registry at to let them know you are having technical difficulty.

Once your file is displayed in the box, you can continue with the submission process.

  • Enter the total word count for your assignment. Note that this must be your actual word count; not simply the maximum word limit for the assignment.
  • Click Save changes

At this stage you have uploaded your files but they are not yet submitted for marking. Uploaded files will be kept in draft mode until you are ready to submit your work. You can update or change your files at any stage by clicking Edit submission.

Please note that once submitted for marking, work cannot be withdrawn or amended in anyway; therefore, only when you are sure you have uploaded the correct files and that they are your final versions should you proceed to submitting the files for marking.

To submit your files for marking:

  • Ensure you have uploaded all required files using the procedure outlined above.
  • Click Submit assignment; you will be taken to the Submit assignment page, where you will see the authorship declaration shown below:


Carefully read the authorship declaration and click in the checkbox to confirm that you have read, understood and complied with the declaration statement. Making a false declaration can lead to disciplinary action being taken against you, so please be sure that you understand the rules relating to plagiarism (these can be found in your course handbook).

Underneath the authorship declaration statement you will be reminded ‘Are you sure you want to submit your work for grading? You will not be able to make any more changes.’. If you need to make any changes click Cancel to return to the submission page, otherwise click Continue to submit your assignment.

Once you have clicked Continue you will be returned to the submission status page, where you will see the submission status is shown as ‘Submitted for grading’ (as circled on the diagram below). You will also see the date and time that you submitted your assignment displayed in the ‘Last modified’ field (also circled on the diagram below).


You will also receive email confirmation that your assignment has been submitted. Once your mark is available, you will receive email notification that the assignment has been marked.