Assignment Activity: Submit an Assignment [Student]


The Moodle ISU assignment tool can be used for a variety of reasons. Generally, you will be required to submit something (a file or text) to the instructor for assessment. This handout will familiarize you with how to submit an assignment in Moodle ISU, how to verify your submission and how to view feedback once your assignment has been graded.  

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Submit an assignment

  • Verify Assignment Submission

  • View Grader Feedback

  • Seek further assistance

Submit an assignment

When an instructor creates an assignment in Moodle ISU, they can determine if the assignment will be submitted online via a file, submitted by entering text directly into Moodle, submitted in class, or a combination of any of these options. If you have questions about the assignment, it is always a good idea to contact your instructor. This guide will help you to understand how to use each type of assignment.

File submission

This submission type allows instructors to assign a wide range of assignment requirements (from PowerPoint, to text documents, to Zip files) that will be submitted and graded online.

To upload a file:

  1. Click on the assignment you wish to submit.

  2. Click Add submission.


  1. Click Add (The paper icon).


[Note: The File picker will open. ]

  1. Click the Upload a file tab on the left.


  1. Click Choose File


  1. Locate the file on your computer.

  2. To finish submitting your work, Click Upload this file. If the teacher allows, you can resubmit or change your work by following this same process.


  1. To add more than one file, repeat this process until you have added all of your files.

  2. Once you have uploaded your assignment, Click Save changes to submit the file to the instructor for grading.


Uploading entire folder

  1. Navigate to the assignment instructions page and click Add submission.


  1. Locate the folder or group of files on the computer to upload into moodle

  2. With the zipped folder or grouped files selected, drag and drop into the Files filepicker

""[Warning: To upload an entire folder, it needs to be in a “zipped” or “compressed” format. To compress a folder for: Windows see, Zip and unzip files / Mac see, Compress or uncompress files.]


[Note: to upload a group of files simply select each file and drag into the filepicker]

  1. Once the folder has uploaded, double-click the zipped folder icon


  1. Click the Unzip button


[Note: The filepicker will contain both the regular and zipped folder.]"" The zipped folder can now be deleted: double-click the zip folder and click delete.]

  1. Click Upload this file.


[Note: If the teacher allows, you can resubmit, add more files at a later date, or change your work by following this same process.]

  1. You can drag and drop files into the box

  2. Click Save changes.


[Note: Once your files are uploaded, you can remove your files or edit your file by clicking Edit my submission and clicking the icon just to the right of the file name.]

  1. Click Submit assignment to submit your files to the instructor for grading.  Your instructor may also have you click submit to indicate that it it is your final submission.

  2. Click continue.

[Warning: If you do not click Submit assignment, your assignment will appear to the instructor as a draft and you may receive less credit as a result.]

Online Submission

This assignment type will ask you to enter text directly into Moodle ISU.

  1. Click on the assignment you wish to submit.

  2. Click Add submission


  1. Type your response to the instructions in the text box. A formatting toolbar is available at the top of the text box.


  1. Click Save changes.

[Note: There is a time limit on how long a page can be left open while you are typing.  Be aware that if you type for too long you could lose your text. One way to avoid this is to type your response into another program (such as Word, Notepad or TextEdit) then copy and paste your submission into Moodle.]

In-Class (or Offline) Submission

This assignment type consists solely of the assignment instructions. No answers or files can be submitted on Moodle ISU.  When the assignment is viewed, only a description with a due date will appear. If the instructor enters grades for this assignment into Moodle, you will be able to view the grade and any comments for the assignment.

[Note:  Most assignments have a specific time period when they are available. Submitting an assignment after the due date will flag the assignment as late.]

Verify assignment submission

  1. Click on the link that takes you to the assignment. You should now see that the assignment you have just uploaded/entered has been Submitted for grading.


View Grader Feedback

  1. Click on the link that takes you to the assignment.

  2. Scroll down to the Feedback section.

  3. Students can review feedback in the following formats:

    • Feedback Comments - If enabled, the grader can leave general feedback in the comments section.

    • Annotated PDF - If enabled, the grader can annotate, mark up, leave comments on the submitted file. 

    • Offline Grading Worksheet - If enabled, the grader will be able to download and upload a worksheet with student grades when grading the assignment.

    • Feedback Files - If enabled, the grader will be able to upload a file that may contain a marked-up student submission, documents with comments, or spoken audio feedback. 


[Note: If your professor allows resubmissions, you will need to scroll down to the previous submissions to see feedback.]

[Note: You can view the comments in the Feedback comments section without opening a file.  To view the Feedback files you will need to open the file.] 

  1. Click on the file.

  2. In the pop-up window, Select Open with.

  3. Click OK.

Seek Further Assistance

If you have any additional technology/computer questions, contact the IT Help Desk

If you have questions regarding your course, contact your instructor


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