How do I submit an assignment?
Watch the following video to learn how to submit an assignment, or refer to the instructions further below. (Update: Since the publishing of the video below, an auto-save feature has been added to PLU Sakai's rich-text editor. More details are available in the article, How does auto-save for the Rich-Text Editor work?)
Go to Assignments.
Select the Assignments tool from the Tool Menu in your site.
Click on the title of the assignment.
You will a list of all assignments in the site. The following information will be displayed for each assignment.
- Assignment title, or name of the assignment.
- Status (i.e. Not Started, Assignment submission required, Returned, etc.).
- Open date when the assignment becomes available to students.
- Due date, or deadline to turn in the assignment.
Select the assignment you want to submit by clicking on the title of the assignment in the list.
Enter and/or attach your assignment.
Depending on the assignment settings, you may be allowed to enter your submission in-line and/or attach a file or files.
- Enter your submission text into the Assignment Text area using the Rich Text Editor.
- Under Attachments, click the Choose File or Browse button to browse for an select a file to upload from your computer.
View attached file.
Once you have attached your file, the name of the file, as well as the file size and upload time stamp will be displayed under Attachments.
Tip: You may click Remove to remove the attachment if you selected the wrong file.
Some assignments may be configured to process your submitted work through Turnitin, whether for originality/plagiarism checks and/or for grading feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio to be entered by your instructor. Assignments that use Turnitin require a single file attachment for a submission. For such assignments, you will also see the following message, as depicted in the image further below:
Your submission will be sent to Turnitin to be electronically reviewed for originality/plagiarism. Only the following file types will be accepted: Word 97-2003 (.doc), Word 2007+ (.docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx), PDF (.pdf), PostScript (.eps, .ps), plain text (.txt), HTML (.htm, .html), WordPerfect (.wpd), OpenOffice (.odt), rich text (.rtf), Hangul (.hwp)
Submit your assignment.
When you are ready to turn in your assignment, click the Submit button to complete your assignment submission.
Tip: If you are not yet ready to submit, you may click Preview to preview the submission, or Save Draft to save your submission and submit it later. Click Cancel to exit the assignment without saving or submitting.
Once you have submitted your assignment, you will receive a confirmation message on screen. In addition, you will also receive an email confirmation of your submission.