10 questions you should ask about university assignments

Do you have questions about your university assignments but you don’t know exactly what questions you have yet?

Like you are so overwhelmed, you can’t even begin to question what you are questioning. You know you need help, but that’s as much as you can articulate.

Well, we have questions too. Actual questions. Questions that we can not only articulate, but that come with the one thing you absolutely require from a question. An answer.

Ask Us provides you with answers to frequently asked questions at Griffith University. It covers hard hitting topics such as referencing, Learning@Griffith, assignment help, wifi, network and cybersecurity.

And since we know you are too busy studenting (that’s totally a word, right?), we took this opportunity to round up a couple of Ask Us questions that you may have about assignments.

  1. 1. How do I find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles for my assignment?
  2. 2. How can I get help writing my assignments?
  3. 3. How can I get help referencing my assignment?
  4. 4. How can I have the grammar and spelling in my assignment checked?
  5. 5. Do I need to submit a cover sheet for Turnitin assessment items?
  6. 6. Where do I find a cover sheet for my assignment?
  7. 7. Where do I submit my assignment?
  8. 8. Is there a penalty if I submit my assignment late?
  9. 9. I submitted the wrong assignment to Turnitin. What should I do?
  10. 10. My assignment has been marked in Turnitin. How do I see my marks and feedback?

Do you have a question? Ask Us!


How to submit your assignment online

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At university, you’ll have an array of different types of assessments: written assignments, quizzes, oral presentations, exams, those dreaded group assignments, etc.

If you’ve got a written assignment, we’re sure you’ll agree that the easiest part of the process is submitting it. At Griffith, submission for these types of assessment is online, so you don’t even have to leave your computer!

We’ll guide you through the process below, though it’s super important that once you have submitted your assignment you obtain a digital receipt of your submission. This proves that yes, you totally did submit that assignment, in case (heaven forbid) anything may go wrong.

How to submit

At Griffith, all assignment submission is online. Simply head to Learning@Griffith, load up your course site and locate the submission point (you’ll find it under the relevant Assessment folder in the left hand menu).

While the method of submission depends on what your course convener has chosen, the main two essay submission assessment tools used at Griffith are Turnitin and the Blackboard Assignment tool (this includes SafeAssign). They are pretty straightforward to use, but if you need further assistance check out 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. It’s best to do this straight away, because sometimes the Submission Point may get closed later, after the due date for example. To do so:

  • In Turnitin, after you see the digital receipt popup window (and have printed/saved a copy), open the file to check it. 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.


Top 10 library and IT questions asked in Week One

When you don’t know the answer to a question at uni, where do you go? If you said Google, you are right. But if you said Ask Us, you are even more right (that’s a thing, right?)

Ask Us provides you with answers to frequently asked questions at Griffith University. It covers hard hitting topics such as referencing, Learning@Griffith, assignment help, WiFi, network and cybersecurity.

Ask Us is indexed by Google, so if you ask good ol’ Google a question about library or IT topics, you will most likely get an answer from Us. Ask Us.

But what exactly do other students ask, you ask? That’s a good question. In an effort to provide you with insight into your fellow students (and not because we are nosy), we did a little digging and came up with surprising results.

We looked at the questions that students asked in the first week of Trimester 2, and funnily enough, it’s all about referencing, assignment submission and online lectures. That’s right, assignment submissions. In Week One!

Here’s the top 10 library and IT questions that you (the students) asked in Week One:

  1. 1. What is the difference between a reference list and bibliography?
  2. 2. Why am I being asked to login to Echo360?
  3. 3. My assessment has been marked in Turnitin. How do I see my marks and feedback?
  4. 4. How do I cite the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in APA 6th style?
  5. 5. Can I view online recordings of lectures?
  6. 6. What is common time?
  7. 7. How do I access my Turnitin digital receipt?
  8. 8. How do I reference a document I found on Google?
  9. 9. What is a Turnitin submission ID?
  10. 10. I submitted the wrong assignment to Turnitin. What should I do?

Do you have a question? Ask Us!


Your guide to submitting your assignment

You’ve just finished your assignment that you totally didn’t start the night before. Because procrastinating is bad, right? Right.

All that’s left now is the easy part: submitting your assignment online.

How to submit

At Griffith, all assignment submission is online (yep, no need to come into the library, you can stay right there on your computer chair/bed, in your PJs).

Simply head to Learning@Griffith, load up your course site and locate the submission point (you’ll find it under the relevant Assessment folder in the left hand menu).

While the method of submission depends on what your course convener has chosen, the main two essay submission assessment tools used at Griffith are Turnitin and the Blackboard Assignment tool (this includes SafeAssign).

They’re as easy to use as Ryan Gosling is easy to look at–simply follow the prompts on the page. However if you need a little bit more help, you can find further information on these tools via the guides below:

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 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. It’s best to do this straight away, because sometimes the Submission Point may get closed later, after the due date for example. To do so:

  1.  1. In Turnitin, after you see the digital receipt popup window (and have printed/saved a copy), open the file to check it. 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.
  2. 2. In the Blackboard Assignment, 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 onscreen–take this chance to see that the file is present, and can be read (if it is a text file).

Get your digital receipt!

Once you’ve submitted your assignment, we really recommend you get a digital receipt.

Sometimes there may be glitches, so it’s best to ensure you have solid proof that yes, you did submit your assignment.

In Turnitin, when you have submitted successfully you will see a digital receipt appear in a popup window. It is a great idea to print and/or save a copy of this receipt.

In the Blackboard Assignment tool, when you submit successfully you will receive a ‘Submission received’ email. You can also check under the Submitted tab in your My Marks area to see submission receipts for any assignments submitted via this tool.

Further help

If you do encounter any issues during the submission process (or post submission), you can easily access the Support Centre 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.


Assignment submission 101

After many Redbulls and late nights you have finally finished that assignment, proofread it a million times and ensured everything is referenced correctly. You’re ready to be done with it – but how do you submit?

At Griffith, all assignment submission is online (yep, no need to come into the library, you can stay right there on your computer chair/bed, in your PJs).

Simply head to Learning@Griffith, load up your course site and locate the submission point (you’ll find it under the relevant Assessment folder in the left hand menu).

While the method of submission depends on what your course convener has chosen, the main two assessment tools used at Griffith are Turnitin and the Blackboard Assignment tool (this includes SafeAssign).

They’re as easy to use as Mi Goreng is to make – simply follow the prompts on the page. However if you need a little bit more help, you can find further information on these tools via the guides below:

Once you’ve clicked that Submit button, it’s a good practice to check your submission has been successful.

In Turnitin, when you have submitted successfully you will see a Digital Receipt appear in a popup window. It is a great idea to Print or Save a copy of this receipt.

In Blackboard Assignment tool, when you submit successfully you will receive a ‘Submission received’ email. You can also check under the Submitted tab in your My Marks area to see submission receipts for any assignments submitted via this tool.

After you’ve submitted, you’ll have an option to open the submitted file – to be safe, take a look through the file to ensure it has uploaded correctly.

Now that’s done, it’s time to wait and hope you’ve done enough for that 7 you’re aiming for (no ‘Ps get degrees’ mottos here, right?)!

If you do encounter any issues during the submission process (or post submission), you can easily access the Support Centre by clicking the little ? at the top right of your screen, or contact the wonderful IT Service Centre for further assistance.

 


Assignment submission goes online in 2017

The future is here! Online assignment submission goes online 2017.

The future is here! Assignment submission goes online in 2017.

Assignments. Not so long ago they were the bane of your existence. Many a late night was spent trying to put together a gazillion word essay with minimal research, maximum caffeine, and zero motivation.

But since you submitted your final paper in week 16, you haven’t given them a moments thought. In fact, you’ve mentally blocked out anything to do with essays, reports, case studies or critical reviews.

And you are probably wondering why we’ve brought up such a stressful topic, especially when you are smack-bang in the middle of exams.

While it’s old news to some of you, we still have some awesome news. Assignment submissions are going online in 2017! From Trimester 1, you can submit university assignments online through such channels as Turnitin, SafeAssign, or the Blackboard submission tool.

No longer will you have to wrestle your report from the printer, or remember to put on pants to hand them in at the library.

In the new year, you’ll just need to complete your assignment, select your online submission tool, click a few buttons, and puff, it’s submitted.

Keep in mind that some assignments may still need to be physically submitted to your school. See your course profile for more details.

Need help? Contact your friendly IT Service Centre, check out these helpful student guides, or simply ASK US.