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Many classes at BCC, especially online classes, will require you to submit your student work electronically through our Moodle Learning Management System. Submitting work is easy, the steps below will show how.

Note: Make sure you are logged into your Moodle course and have navigated to the assignment before beginning these instructions. If you need help logging into your Moodle course, please see our article on How to Log Into Moodle .

A screenshot of an upload file assignment icon

  • The Assignment screen will appear showing instructions and your Submission status (date submitted, grade, etc.) for this assignment. Read the assignment instructions as each assignment may be different and you don't want to miss important information from your professor.
  • Open a word-processing program such as Word, type your assignment as your professor instructed, and save it to your computer.

Note: If you are submitting the assignment late the " Add submission " button may not appear as some instructors do not accept late assignments. If this is the case contact your instructor to discuss next steps.

A screenshot of the Moodle Assignment screen where Add Submission button is highlighted

  • Click on Upload a file , then click Browse .

A screenshot of File picker dialog box where you can upload your assignment

Note: Keep going! Your work is not submitted quite yet!

You may click the Edit submission button to add or replace uploaded files before finalizing.

A screenshot of the Moodle Assignment screen where Submit assignment button is highlighted at the bottom of the Edit submission button

Note: Once you click "Continue" you will not be able to make any more changes.

A screenshot of a warning message where you are required to give consent that the assignment is your own work and you are ready to submit it for grading

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The assignment feature in Moodle makes it very easy for students to submit their assignment files to instructors. It includes excellent features that make it easy for instructors to receive, manage and return those files back to students along with the feedback.

1. In the upper right-hand corner, click the  "Edit Mode"  on the top right:

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  2. Next click Add an activity or Resource on the course front page within a topic or a week field: Select Assignment .

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3. Add a title in the assignment name box and add the assignment details in the description box:

4. Select appropriate for your assignment values in the Availability block. These settings will determine when students will be able to submit the assignment, due dates, etc. You can find the full description of each component for   Moodle under Assignment Settings .

5. Next block called Submission Settings controls how students will submit the assignment: whether they submit an independent file or type their assignment directly into Moodle, etc. Full description of Submission Settings for Moodle.

6. The block called Feedback Types controls how instructors will give feedback to students. Full description of Feedback Settings for Moodle.

7. Determine how the assignment will be graded in Grade . Full description of Grade Settings for Moodle.  

8. The last two blocks, Common Module Settings and Restrict Access , give you the ability to turn on group submission and create some restrictions for students accessing the assignment. Full descriptions of  Common Module Settings and Restrict Access are available.

9. Once all appropriate settings are selected and set, click "Save and Return to course."

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The Assignment activity lets you communicate tasks, collect work, set due dates, and provide feedback and grades. For more information on how to Add a Moodle Assignment as well as basic Assignment settings, please see: Add an Assignment Activity in Moodle

Students often benefit from getting feedback on drafts of their work. Using Assignments, you can allow students to submit drafts of their work in a single activity.  You might choose to do this if an assignment requires multiple stages of drafting, has a reflection component, or requires supplemental materials.

Why you might enable this setting: Effectively, this could allow a student to submit both an initial draft of an assignment as well as a revised draft to the same Moodle Assignment. This could also be used to allow a student to submit a writing assignment and a reflection on that writing together. Note : If you intend to have students submit a first draft with other drafts in the same Moodle Assignment during an extended period of time using this method, it is important to set a due date that corresponds with when you would like the last draft to be due rather than the first draft, so as to avoid any complications with student submissions.

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  • Locate the Assignment activity you want to set up with drafts and click Edit (at right), then from the Edit  drop-down menu, select  Edit settings.  The Edit settings  page will open.
  • Under the  Submission types  heading, from the  Maximum number of uploaded files  drop-down menu, select a number other than one. The number you choose is the number of drafts, including the final draft, that the assignment will accept.
  • Click Save and return to course.

Why you might enable this setting : If you would like to manage the drafting process for a Moodle Assignment by approving each draft before a student can submit another.

  • Locate the  Assignment  activity you want to set up with drafts and click  Edit  (at right), then from the  Edit  drop-down menu, select  Edit settings.  The activity's settings page will open.
  • Under the Submission settings heading, from the Attempts reopened drop-down menu, select Manually .
  • From the Maximum attempts drop-down menu, select a number other than one. The number you choose represents the number of drafts, including the final draft, that the assignment will accept.

Allow Multiple Uploaded Files To Be Accepted Until a Student Receives a Passing Grade

Why you might enable this setting: If you would like students to submit drafts until they receive grades that meet the passing grade criteria you have determined in an activity or grade item's settings in the Moodle gradebook . This might be especially useful if revision and drafting are integral parts of your course.

  • Locate the  Assignment  activity you want to set up with drafts and click  Edit , then from the  Edit  drop-down menu, select  Edit settings.  The activity's  settings  page will open.
  • Under the Submission settings heading, from the Attempts reopened drop-down menu, select Automatically until pass .
  • From the Maximum attempts drop-down menu, select a number other than one.
  • Under the Grade heading, for Grade to pass enter a numerical grade to pass.
  • Click Save and return to course.  

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Assignment settings.

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This page explores in more detail the settings for the Assignment activity once you have added it to your course and also covers the Site administration settings.

Note that if you want to edit an existing assignment, click the Edit link to its right and choose the action you wish to take, e.g. 'Edit settings'.

  • 2 Availability
  • 3 Submission types
  • 4 Feedback types
  • 5 Submission settings
  • 6 Groups submission settings
  • 7 Notifications
  • 8.1 Marking (grading) workflow
  • 9 Other settings
  • 10 Assignment capabilities
  • 11.1 Assignment settings
  • 11.2 Submission plugins
  • 11.3.1.1 Check Ghostscript
  • In the Description, give a general explanation of the assignment. Check the box if you want this description to display on the course page.
  • In Additional files, you can add files which may be of help to the students as they do their assignment, such as example submissions or answer templates.
  • In Activity instructions, explain in greater detail what students must do. This is displayed when they edit and submit their assignment.

Availability

Submission types.

Here you can decide how you wish students to submit their work to you.

Note: If Submission comments are enabled in Administration>Plugins>Activity modules>Assignment>Submission plugins , students will be able to add a note to their teacher on submitting work. If Anonymous submissions are enabled, student comments display in the gradebook as from "Participant 01 etc" to avoid revealing identities.

It's possible to set a word limit on an online text assignment. Students get a warning if they try to exceed the word limit. Numbers are counted as words and abbreviations such as I'm or they're are counted as single words.

how to upload homework on moodle

Comments may be collapsed to make it easier to read the original text:

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If the file types have been restricted, then when students attempt to submit the assignment, they will see a message telling them which files are accepted:

how to upload homework on moodle

Feedback types

The Atto editor now allows for recording audio and video when grading, along with the option to upload supporting files such as images.

Annotate PDF appears if this setting is enabled by the Site administrator in the Manage assignment feedback plugins section of Site admin and will allow the teacher to annotate using comments, stamps and other features.

When the teacher has completed their grading offline, they can then upload the spreadsheet, confirm the changes and the grades and comments will be transferred over into Moodle's gradebook:

See also Offline grading worksheet blog post by Gavin Henrick.

Uploading multiple feedback files is also possible:

  • Download the students' assignments using the "Download all submissions" link from the same dropdown menu;
  • Extract the folder offline and add your comments to the student's submissions. Keep the names the same.
  • Select the students' submissions and zip them into a new folder. Important: Don't just edit them inside their original folder and re-zip this; it will not work. The folder name does not matter as long as the feedback files have the same names as before.
  • Upload this newly zipped folder.
  • You will be presented with a confirmation screen displaying your feedback files. (If you zip files from a Mac, make sure to remove the folder _MACOSX)

Submission settings

Groups submission settings.

These settings allow students to collaborate on a single assignment, e.g. working in the same online area or uploading, editing and reuploading an MS Powerpoint in the common assignment area.

When grading, the teacher may choose to give a common grade and feedback to all students in the group or to give individual grades and feedback to each member.

Notifications

Please note that if you are using group mode then course teachers need to be members of the group in order to receive submission and late submission notifications.

  • See Grade points and Advanced grading methods for more information on the settings here.
  • Setting a passing grade may be connected with Activity completion and Restrict access such that a student will not be able to access a follow up activity until they have passed this assignment. Anonymous submissions

With Anonymous submissions, students cannot see the final grade until all of the students' names have been revealed. Rubrics will also be hidden from students' view until the names are revealed. To reveal student names after you are finished grading, look under Assignment settings > Reveal student identities . Feedback comments will appear whether or not student names are hidden or revealed. Note that this level of anonymity might not suit the privacy requirements of your organisation. See MDL-35390 for more details.

Users with the capability View student identities when Anonymous submissions are enabled (by default managers only) can view student identities and participant numbers.

Users with the capability View anonymous events in reports (by default managers only) can view student submissions to assignments with Anonymous submissions (in Moodle 3.9 onwards).

Marking (grading) workflow

The phases are:

  • Not marked (the marker has not yet started)
  • In marking (the marker has started but not yet finished)
  • Marking completed (the marker has finished but might need to go back for checking/corrections)
  • In review (the marking is now with the teacher in charge for quality checking)
  • Ready for release (the teacher in charge is satisfied with the marking but wait before giving students access to the marking)
  • Released (the student can access the grades/feedback)

Other settings

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Common module settings , Restrict access , Activity completion , Tags and Competencies

Assignment capabilities

  • Export own submission
  • Grade assignment
  • Submit assignment
  • View assignment

Role permissions for the activity can be changed from the gear icon Actions menu.

Site administration settings

Administrators can access assignment configuration options by expanding Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Assignment .

Here, the administrator can set defaults for certain settings. They may also make certain settings 'Advanced' which means a course teacher has to click the 'Show more' link to see them, or they may 'lock' settings which means a course teacher cannot alter that setting.

If the site contains courses with over 100 participants, the number of assignments listed on the assignment grading page may be limited using the Maximum assignments per page (assign | maxperpage) setting. This removes 'All' from the 'Assignments per page' setting.

If it is left as the default "No", then teachers will have the choice within their own assignments to force this or not.

The submission statement may be shown in different languages. See Multi-language content filter for how to do this.

Note for sites using languages other than English: There is currently a bug affecting the default assignment submission statement - it doesn't display in a user's language ( MDL-54731 ). A workaround is to enter the submission statement in the required language (using the multi-lang filter if multiple languages are required) in the 'Submission statement' (submissionstatement) field then save the changes.

Submission plugins

Here the administrator can enable, disable or change the order and default settings for any submission plugins.

Feedback plugins

Manage assignment feedback plugins.

Here the administrator can enable, disable or change the order and default settings for any feedback plugins.

Check Ghostscript

You can also check the ghostscript path from here:

If the default stamps are deleted by accident, they can be found in mod/assign/feedback/editpdf/pix and re-uploaded.

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Setting your Course Overview block to the ALL option will allow you to see all Moodle course sites available to you.

Allow Multiple Submissions to Moodle Assignment

There may be situations when an instructor wishes to collect multiple document submissions within the same Moodle assignment such as a rough draft that is submitted for feedback prior to a final draft submission or collecting multiple documents as part of the same assignment over a period of time. The following instructions will allow the instructor to collect submissions over time, in multiple submissions and provide PDF annotation to each submission all within the same assignment.

Note:  The default behavior in Moodle assignment is that upon submission of an additional file, all previous annotations are cleared and a new PDF is generated combining all file submissions.

Creating an Assignment with multiple submissions

  • Select the “Edit Mode”  toggle in the upper right to begin editing the course site.
  • Choose the Topics Block where you want to add the assignment and click  Add an activity or resource .
  • Select the “Assignment” activity in the Activity Chooser.
  • Name the assignment and add a description as well as set the availability of the assignment.

submission settings within the assignment activity in Moodle

  • Set the “Maximum attempts” if desired, the default is unlimited attempts.
  • Set Grade and Notifications settings as desired. [Save and display]
  • Once students have submitted their first file submissions, grade/annotate using the Annotate PDF grading interface.

Set allow another attempt to "Yes"

  • Repeat these steps for however many submissions you want students to submit for the assignment.

Grading Multiple Submissions

Click on the "View a different attempt" link to see previous attempts.

Student Experience

  • Students will submit their first submission as they normally would for any assignment activity.
  • Add a new attempt based on the previous submission: this will copy the contents of their previous submission to a new submission for them to work on.
  • Add a new attempt: this will create a new blank submission.

Feedback and Previous attempts in student assignment

COMMENTS

  1. Using Assignment

    To submit a file submission, students complete the following steps: Click the 'Add submission' button to bring up the file upload page. Upload the relevant file into the submission. They are able to 'drag and drop' the file into the submission box. Click 'Save Changes'.

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  3. How to Submit an Upload File Assignment in Moodle

    Click the Add Submission button, it looks like a sheet of paper. Click on Upload a file, then click Browse. Navigate to the assignment file you created in step 3 above, then select the file and click Open. Click the Upload this file button. You will see your uploaded file within the file submission box. Click on Save changes to continue.

  4. Submitting an assignment in Moodle

    In this video, we see how to submit or upload an assignment in Moodle.

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    Assignment name. Give your assignment a name (e.g. "Report on Topic Content"). The name entered here will be the name that learners see in the course content area. Learners will click on this name to view the details of the assignment and, if applicable, submit their work.

  6. Submit an Assignment in Moodle

    To upload a file from Google Drive, see Upload Files from Your Google Drive to Moodle. (Optional) If you want to rename your file in the File Picker, enter the new name in the Save as field. Click Upload this file. The File Picker will close and an icon for your uploaded file will appear in the Files area.

  7. Uploading an Assignment to Moodle

    Uploading an Assignment. 1. If you have to upload a file into Moodle, click on the assingnment you need to submit. These activities can be identified by this icon: 2. This will bring you to the Submission Status page where you click on Add Submission. 3. Click on "Add.." then click Browse then Upload this File.

  8. How to submit an assignment in Moodle

    Click Upload this file.The File Picker will close and an icon for your uploaded file will appear in the Files area. Step 5: Once your file(s) appear(s) in the Files submission area, click Save changes. Step 6: If your course allows you to revise your submission, you'll see an Edit submission button on the Assignment page. Select Edit submission to add or replace files, or edit a text submission.

  9. Turn in homework with Moodle

    Confirm your file name is listed next to Attachment. Click on the Upload this file button. Next to Attachment, Click the Choose File button in the middle of the window. Locate and select the File you want to turn in from your computer. Click the Open button in the bottom-right corner. From the window that pops up, select the Upload a File from ...

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  11. Creating Assignments

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  12. Scanning Documents for Uploading to Moodle Assignments

    Some academic departments allow students to use the Canon Multifunction scanner/printer/copier in the departmental office to scan homework. Check with the specific department to see if it is permitted. Uploading to a Moodle Assignment. Follow the instructions in the video below to upload your files to a Moodle assignment.

  13. Set Up A Moodle Assignment With Drafts

    Locate the Assignment activity you want to set up with drafts and click Edit (at right), then from the Edit drop-down menu, select Edit settings. The activity's settings page will open. Under the Submission settings heading, from the Attempts reopened drop-down menu, select Manually. From the Maximum attempts drop-down menu, select a number ...

  14. Assignment settings

    The maximum upload size refers to each file a student uploads. It cannot be larger than the limit in the Course settings. Accepted file types The teacher can specify the types of file the students may upload to the assignment. A file type selector appears upon clicking 'Choose', offering a choice of different file types.

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    click "Turn Editing On". click on the small edit icon near the week/topic title. type your homework assignment for that week/topic & save. I do this all the time as a visual reminder to my students. Then sometimes I also do "push" reminder messages via a force-subscribed "News" forum or the optional quickmail block.

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  20. Allow Multiple Submissions to Moodle Assignment

    Note: The default behavior in Moodle assignment is that upon submission of an additional file, all previous annotations are cleared and a new PDF is generated combining all file submissions. Creating an Assignment with multiple submissions. Select the "Edit Mode" toggle in the upper right to begin editing the course site.