Student: Assignments in Moodle ISU Moodle ISU


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 understand:

Assignment Type

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.

  1. File submission
  1. 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.
  2. To upload a file:
  1. Click on the assignment you wish to submit.
  2. Click Add submission.


  1. On the next screen, you can drag and drop a file from a location on your computer into the File submission window.
  2. Click Save changes.

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  1. Click Add (the white square with the plus sign).
  2. The File picker window has now opened.  
  3. Choose the Upload a file tab on the left.  
  4. Click Browse.
  5. Locate the file on your computer.
  6. 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.
  7. To add more than one file, repeat this process until you have added all of your files.

  1. Once you have uploaded your assignment, Click Save changes to submit the file to the instructor for grading.
  1. If you want to upload an entire folder of work, you can create and upload a folder for all of your files on Moodle.
  1. To create a folder, Navigate to the assignment instruction page and Click Add submission.


  1. You can create a folder for the files that you are uploading using the Create folder button.
  2. Type a name in the New folder name box and Click Create folder.

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  1. To add files to the folder, Double Click on the folder name.
  2. Click the Add...button.
  3. In the File Picker window, Choose the Upload a file tab on the left.  
  4. Click Browse and locate the file on your computer.
  5. Click Upload this file.  If the teacher allows, you can resubmit, add more files at a later date, or change your work by following this same process.
  6. 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 Save changes 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.

  1. Click Continue.


  1. Online Submission
  1. This assignment type will ask you to enter text directly into Moodle ISU.
  2. To submit online text:
  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.
  2. Click Save changes.

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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.

  1. 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.

Verifying Assignment Submission

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.


Feedback from Professors

To view feedback from your professors on your assignments:

  1. Click on the link that takes you to the assignment.
  2. Scroll down to the Feedback section.

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.

To open feedback files:

  1. Click on the file.
  2. In the pop-up window, Select Open with.
  3. Click OK.

If you have any additional technology questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 282-HELP (4357).  For questions about your course in Moodle please contact your instructor.

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