Throughout your studies you will need to submit assignments so we can assess your academic progress. The process for submitting your assignment will depend on your unit of study.
Information about your assignment will be provided in your unit of study outline, or by your unit of study coordinator. This will include assignment requirements, the due date and how to submit your work.
Usually you will submit your work through the Learning Management System (LMS), either as a Blackboard assignment submission or through Turnitin. In some cases, you may need to submit a hard-copy version or follow a different procedure outlined by your unit of study coordinator.
You can access two types of assignment submission tools in the Learning Management System (LMS), also known as Blackboard:
Navigate to the section of your unit of study website where your assignment is located.
In most cases you can submit your assignment only once, so make sure you have attached the correct file.
You can find tutorials and more information on submitting an assignment on the Blackboard site.
You can complete an assignment using text submission instead of attaching files.
To do this you need to select ‘Write submission’ and type your response in the box. The content editor allows you to format text, add files, images links, multimedia and mashups. You can cut and paste the text from a text file (not a word file).
Turnitin software is used by the University to check your work for originality or similarity against a range of sources. You can find information about plagiarism and the use of Turnitin.
To submit an assignment, navigate to the section of your unit of study website where your assignment is located.
You can find further information on submitting your assignment on the Turnitin site. If you have any problems submitting your assignment, contact your unit of study coordinator or the Educational Innovation Helpdesk.
After your submission is complete, a digital receipt will display on screen. A copy is also sent to your University student email address.
You can download a copy of the receipt by selecting the download button from the assignment inbox, then digital receipt from the dropdown menu.
Make sure you keep a copy of the email or download as proof you have submitted your assignment.
You can find additional help submitting an assignment on the Blackboard site.
Special characters (such as # / ? < > \ : * | & ^ “) should not be used in your file name.
If you use a Mac and your file does not have an extension (such as .pdf or .docx), tick ‘show extension’ when saving your file.
For Blackboard assignment submissions, file sizes should not exceed 60MB. If you are uploading multiple files, you should upload these in a zip file.
Files submitted through Turnitin can be up to 20MB. Files need to contain at least 20 words and can’t be longer than 400 pages.
Turnitin accepts the following file types:
If you have trouble uploading your assignment, there are a few things you can try.