Submitting your assignments with no stress

After smashing multiple coffees, obtaining little sleep, writing, re-writing, referencing, editing, yawning and then finally adding the final full stop to the conclusion, you’ve finished your assignment. You get to the submission point just in time, but to your horror, you realise you don’t know how to submit the assignment. So, let’s learn exactly how to submit your assignment not only on time, but with no stress!


How to submit

Here at Griffith, all assignment submission is done online. Just head to Learning@Griffith, load up your course site and locate the submission point which is usually found under ‘Assessment’ in the left-hand menu.

The two main essay submission assessment tools used at Griffith are Turnitin and the Blackboard Assignment tool (this includes SafeAssign). Whilst they are easy enough to use, you can gain further assistance from these guides:

Once you’ve clicked the Submit button, it’s important to check your assessment has been uploaded correctly and that you submitted the correct file as sometimes the submission point may get closed later. To do so:

  • In Turnitin, after you see the digital receipt popup window (BTW we suggest you print/save a copy), open the file to check that it uploaded properly. To do this, from your Submission Inbox you can either click on the title of your file or on the pencil icon. Check that your file uploaded properly.
  • In the Blackboard Assignment tool, after you see the successful submission message at the top of the page, you will now be able to see the file you have submitted on screen. At this point, ensure that the file is uploaded and can be read (if it is a text file).

The Assessment Submission and Return Procedures Policy states that for assessment tasks submitted electronically ‘the student is responsible for the files being able to be opened and viewed’, so don’t get caught out!


Get your digital receipt

Once you’ve submitted your assignment, we really recommend you get a digital receipt. It provides solid proof that you did submit your assignment.

  • In Turnitin, a digital receipt will appear in a popup window when you have submitted an assignment successfully. It is a great idea to print and/or save a copy of this receipt.
  • In the Blackboard Assignment tool, you will get a ‘Submission received’ email after successful submission of your assignment. You can also check under the Submitted tab in your My Marks area to see submission receipts for any assignments submitted via this tool.

Need further help?

If you do encounter any issues during the submission process (or post submission), you can easily access the Support Centre in Learning@Griffith by clicking the little red tag with ‘?’ at the top right of your screen, or contact the IT Service Centre (contact details at the bottom of the page) for further assistance.

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