Student Assignment Submission FAQs

  • The tutor may have chosen to use the assignment activity ‘Upload a single file’. If this is this case, the student could upload multiple files that have been zipped into one .zip file. A .zip file cannot be processed by the Urkund originality checking service.
  • The tutor might have limited the number of files that can be uploaded to just one file. The maximum number of uploaded files can be set when creating or updating an ‘advanced upload of files’ assignment activity.

  • The deadline for the assignment might have passed for an assignment that is set up to prevent late submission of files.
  • The student may have already uploaded the maximum number of files permitted.

  • ‘Send for marking’ is an optional function in the Moodle assignment activity.
  • If ‘Send for Marking’ has not been enabled for the submission point then the student will not see the button on the file upload screen. It will be sufficient to upload a file. submission_upload_screen

  • If a file has uploaded correctly the filename will show on the file upload screen.  It is always a good idea to leave that page and return to the assignment submission point to check that the file is visible there.
  • Open the file that you see on this page to check that it is the correct file and that the file has uploaded in an uncorrupted format.

  • This is only possible if the tutor has set up the assignment activity so that deletion of files is enabled.
    deleting_a_submitted_assignment view
  • To delete the assignment, navigate back to the submission via ‘Edit Submission’ and click on the submitted file.  This will open a pop-up window with options to delete. You will then (if enabled) be permitted to add a new file. If this isn’t possible, it may be that it either isn’t enabled, the due date has passed or there is 1 maximum attempt and thus, the first submission is considered Final.

  • The student may be trying to upload a file format that Moodle doesn’t recognise. 
  • The file may be too big for that particular assignment submission point.  The tutor will have specified a maximum file size when they set up the assignment activity. The student will be alerted to the maximum file size when on the file upload screen (see image below).