Overview

This guide covers how to use the Assignment activity to upload your final module assessments. Submission links should be in a section of the module page called "Assessment". If you need help locating your submission link, please contact your module leader.


Contents


Video Guide

This video gives an overview of how to submit an Assignment in the Learning Space.


What is an assignment upload link?

A Learning Space assignment is an electronic submission method that is used for individuals to submit digital copies of their work. Assignment Upload areas on Learning Space can be identified by the paper-in-hand icon.

Assignment icon


File requirements / limitations

Essays and dissertations: the maximum file size will be 100MB, and the file type must be Microsoft Word or PDF. If you use Apple pages or Google docs, you must export to either Word or PDF before submitting. These types of links usually process submissions through Turnitin. 


Turnitin is a service that matches the contents of submitted assessments against a database of books, websites and journals. This check produces a similarity report which allows students to see how original their submission is against the Turnitin database. For more information about Turnitin and the similarity report, please visit Turnitin’s website.


Other submissions: it is likely the limit will be 1GB and any type of file will be accepted. However, you should make your file as small as possible before submitting or else it may prove impossible to upload from home. Well before your submission deadline you should learn how to compress the type of files your course requires, be that audio, video or photographs.


Folders: you cannot submit folders of files. But you can submit a zipped folder that includes any number of folders and files. Learn how to create a zip folder well before your submission deadline. When you have created your zipped folder,  before you upload, get someone to check that everything you wanted to be included has been included - you could pass a copy of the zipped folder to them and ask them to expand its contents.


Timing: do not try to upload a large file from home on the deadline day as it may take hours and the deadline may pass before it is finished. If you do find yourself with a need to upload quickly, then try uploading on campus if you can, or if you have a good data plan, tether to your phone. 4G upload speeds can be over 10 times quicker than home broadband.


Submitting an assignment

To upload your work, click on the link to the right of the assignment icon.

You will then be presented with the Submission status window

Assignment activity Submission screen

At the top of the page there will be some descriptive text relating to the assignment (file name, format etc). The Submission status area shows whether you have already submitted or not, the Due Date and the Time Remaining until the submission closes.

The next step is to choose the document you wish to submit, to do this click on the Add submission button.

This will present you with a file picker tool. From here you can drag and drop your file into the file picker to upload your document. You can also add a file by selecting the Add option.


Screenshot showing the file picker


You will see a progress bar appear and then the file appear in the file picker window.


Screenshot of a file that has uploaded showing the option to Save changes or cancel


Once you are happy with your selection click Save Changes. (If at anytime you wish to go back without adding your document click Cancel).


Assignment Submission Status dialogue box for making edits to submissions


The Assignment feedback and grades will be also be shown via this screen upon being graded by module staff.


Editing an assignment


To edit your assignment first click on the right hand side of the assignment icon to access the Assignment Activity. You will then be presented with a screen detailing the Submission Status that displays information such as assignment due date and when the submitted file was last modified.

Submission Status dialogue box for editing submissions

To edit your submission select the "Edit Submission" button. By clicking on your uploaded files you will open a pop up window in the web browser.

Submissions update dialogue box in Turnitin

From here you can download or delete your file and update your changes by clicking the "Update" button. You can then upload more files by following the instructions from the "Submitting an assignment" section in this guide.


Deleting your submission

It is unlikely you will want to do this. BEWARE of doing this by mistake! If you do, it will count as a non-submission.


If you really must do, then here are the steps:


1. Click on Remove submission


Screenshot showing a completed submission

2. Hit Continue to confirm

Screenshot showing the confirmation dialogue box

3. Check your submission.


You will notice something strange - the file you uploaded will be gone, but the submission status will still be Submitted for grading.


Note that, despite this status, your submission will count as a non-submission because there is no file attached.


Screenshot showing the submission status as submitted and no submitted files


Question mark iconFurther Support

For general queries about the Learning Space, students should first contact their module leader or personal tutor. For any other comments or issues within this guide, please contact the Digital Learning Team via dlsupport@falmouth.ac.uk. Alternatively, please refer to the numerous help guides found on our Knowledge Base


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