Moodle Assignment

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Moodle enables you to submit assignments online. You must submit all parts of your assignment prior to the assignment deadline. Ensure you are familiar with your School's policy on assignment submission prior to undertaking an assignment. Please ensure that you give yourself adequate time to submit your assignment online. We recommended putting aside at least 15 minutes to submit your first assignment online. For subsequent assignments, make sure you give yourself at least 10 minutes before the deadline to submit your assignment.

Submitting an assignment to Moodle screencast

Submitting coursework to a Moodle assignment

  1. Click on the Assignment title from the relevant section of your module or click on the Assignments link in your Module Dashboard to open a list of all your Moodle assignments. Select the relevant assignment to open it.

2. Your online submission area will open. Read the instructions carefully to ensure that you have completed the assignment correctly. The instructions for your assignment may also be provided on the module page so ensure that you review all relevant documentation regarding your assignment prior to submitting your coursework. Please note: There will be limits set on the file size or the amount of files that you can submit.

3. View or download any additional files that may have been added for use in the assignment, such as example submissions or answer templates. The files will be available under the instructions in the assignment description.

4. Click on Add submission to upload your assignment.

If your lecturer is using Turnitin within the Moodle assignment, and if this is your first time submitting to Turnitin for the new academic year, you might also be presented with an End-User Licence Agreement (EULA) to review and accept before submitting your assignment. There is currently no box to check but you will need to click on the link to open the End-User Licence Agreement (EULA). Review the EULA and scroll down the page to click I agree. Click away from the confirmation page to continue you assignment submission. If you do not accept the EULA you will not be able to complete your assignment submission.

The TurnitinUK User Agreement will open up in a new window, unless your browser has pop-up blocking turned on.

To view the blocked pop-up page follow the steps below:

 

  1. Firefox: When the pop-up window is blocked you will be able to see a message as shown below

To view the agreement page click on Options and then allow popups for moodle.city.ac.uk

2. Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer will display a message at the bottom of the page to indicate that a pop-up page has been blocked

 

Click on Allow once if you wish to only see the current blocked page.

We recommend you to select the option to Always allow from Options for this site menu.

3. Chrome: Chrome will display a message in the address bar to indicate that it has blocked a pop-up page.

 

If your pop-ups are blocked initially, and you then unblock them, you will need to click on the link to read and accept the Turnitin EULA again.

Read and click I agree. Click outside of the confirmation box to continue your assignment submission. If you do not click I agree you will not be able to submit your assignment to Turnitin.

If you are prompted again to accept the EULA return to the module homepage. Select the link to the Moodle assignment and you should be able to proceed.

5. The File submissions screen will open.

6. You may be required to tick a box to agree an assessment declaration.

7. To submit your assignment you can simply drag and drop your assignment file(s) from your computer desktop or file manager. 

  1. Open windows explorer to navigate to your files (right mouse click on Start and select Explorer).

  2. Navigate to the drive on which the file is saved.

3.Resize the explorer window, so that the browser and the Moodle module are visible.

4.Click and hold on the relevant file that you want to upload to Moodle and drag it into the file submissions box.  

5.Drop your file onto into the box by releasing the click. This may take a few moments so please be patient.

6. The file will appear in the box when it has been uploaded. Submitting multiple files - If you are required to submit more that one file as part of your assignment repeat these steps for each of the files that you are required to upload. Please refer to your module leader and the assignment instructions for information on the number of files that you are required to submit and the file size.

Alternatively, you can use the manual method by clicking on the Add icon on the top left of the upload tool.

  1. Once you have clicked on the Add icon a File picker window will open.

  2. Ensure Upload a file is selected. Click Choose File. 

  3. Browse to the drive on your computer where your file is saved. Select the file that you want to upload.

  4. Click on Open.

  5. You will be brought back to your assignment submission area and the file will appear in the box.

  6. Click Upload this file.

  7. Your assignment submission area will display your uploaded file. Submitting multiple files - If you are required to submit more that one file as part of your assignment repeat these steps for each of the files that you are required to upload. Please refer to your module leader and the assignment instructions for information on the number of files that you are required to submit and the file size.

8. Click Save changes to save your submission.

9. The file will appear on the page and your submission status will update to 'submitted for grading'. If your lecturer is using Turnitin with this assignment and if your file has been successfully submitted to Turnitin, you will see you a unique Turnitin ID for your submission.

10. You will receive a notification to your City email inbox stating that the submission has been added.

  1. In some instances you may be required to click a Submit assignment button in order to send your submission for marking. If you leave the submission page after uploading an assignment  file, the file will remain on the page however your lecturer will not receive it unless you click Submit assignment. Please be aware that after clicking the Submit assignment button you will not be able to edit your submission unless your lecturer releases the submission back to you. Ensure you are submitting the correct version of your assignment prior to clicking Submit assignment.

Deleting an uploaded assignment

If you delete an assignment it is your responsibility to ensure that you then submit the correct file before the deadline. Your lecturer will be able to see if you have deleted an assignment but will not be able to access the file and it will not be counted as a submission.

If you have uploaded the wrong file as part of your assignment you will be able to delete the file prior to the assignment deadline (unless the Submit Assignment button has been enabled, see above).

  1. To delete an uploaded assignment click on Edit my submission on the bottom of your assignment submission status page.

2. This will open the File Submission tool. Click on the file you want to delete.

3. Selecting the file you wish to delete will open a File Edit window. (If you simply want to change the name of your file update the name and click Update).

4. Click Delete and then click OK. Please be aware that the submission status will remain as submitted for grading.

5. Ensure you then upload the correct file.

6. Check the box next to the Assessment Integrity Statement. Scroll down and Save changes.

You will receive a notification to your City email stating that a submission has been added.

Viewing assignment submission

You can view the assignment you submitted by clicking on the link to the assignment from your module homepage and your assignment will be viewable in the Submission status area. The date and time you submitted the assignment is available on the submission status along with the file(s) you have submitted.  

Do not click on Edit my Submission after the due date as this will count as an edit to your work and therefore your work will be marked as late.

Resubmitting an assignment when another attempt is granted

You might receive another attempt to submit your assignment if there has been a technical issue with Moodle or you failed your first attempt. To do this:

  1. Click on the link to the assignment that has been reopened for you.

  2. Click Add a new attempt (the 2nd button on the screen).

3. The file submission screen will open. Check the box alongside the Assessment Integrity Statement. Click on the Add icon 

 or drag and drop you assignment into the file submission window.

4. Save changes.

If your lecturer is using Turnitin within the Moodle assignment, you may see the error message below when you are adding a new attempt. Please ignore this message and proceed with the new attempt.

Accessing feedback and grade

  1.  Select Grader Report from the Module Dashboard.

  2. Scroll down the page to review the grade and feedback from the relevant assignment. Feedback can be provided in a variety of ways and the feedback appears in the Feedback column. If feedback is uploaded as an external file by your lecturer, click to download the feedback file.