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Book: Assessments
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Date: Saturday, 1 April 2023, 8:45 AM


This book covers:
Uploading a file, submitting an Online TextAssignment CoversheetsTurnitin similarity reports, and Gradebook


Assessment refers to work you submit and receive a grade for.

On your learnonline course site an assessment is generally identified with this icon Assessment icon or if it's a quiz, with this icon Quiz icon - be sure to check with your Course Coordinator to identify the assessments for your courses.


Assessment means the same thing as Assignment.

Turnitin is a system that checks your work against that of others to help you avoid plagiarism.

Gradebook is a term used sometimes to refer to assessments and marking generally. 

Watch the video on how to submit an assignment and check out the Table of Contents on the left for more help on assessment.

Submit assignment file

Watch the following video for an overview of how to submit an assignment, then review the instructions below.

When you've finished reading the instructions; try the practice activity below.

 Assignment Submission practice activity

Login to your learnOnline course site.

  1. Click Assessment.
  2. Click Assignments.
    Screenshot showing the left hand navigation menu and the assessment icon

  3. Click the assignment that you want to submit.
    Screenshot showing a summative assignment in the assignment section.

  4. Click the Add submission button.
    Screenshot showing the add submission button of an assignment

  5. Click the checkbox to agree to the Declaration of Originality.
    Screenshot showing the declaration of originality

  6. Drag and drop your assignment file onto the page. Alternatively you can search your assignment on your computer by clicking the folder icon in the top left corner. 
  7. Click the Save changes button. 
    Note: Wait until the file is fully uploaded before you click Save changes.
    Screenshot showing the upload field and the save changes button.

    The file upload is successful when:
  8. The submission status displays Submitted for grading.
  9. The file is displayed in the File submissions section.
    Screenshot showing the submission window after a successful submission.

    If you've submitted the wrong file or need to resubmit an updated version of your assignment prior to the due date: 
  10. Click the Edit submission button and start the upload process again. Note: You will be asked if you want to override the original file and you should confirm that you do.
    screenshot showing the edit submission button.

Submitting ePortfolio Assessment

An assessment may require you to submit a Page or a Collection from your ePortfolio.

A Collection is a group of ePortfolio pages you add together so they can easily be shared.

There is a help resource on creating pages if you are starting from scratch.

Before submitting your ePortfolio Collection

A Page or Collection submitted for assessment will be locked down and cannot be edited after submission.

To continue developing or sharing the Page or Collection you should make a copy before submission.

Submitting your ePortfolio Collection

Once your Page or Collection is complete it can be submitted via the learnonline course site.

  1. Click Assessment.
  2. Click Assignments.
    Screenshot showing the left hand navigation menu and the assessment icon

  3. Click the assignment that you want to submit.
    Screenshot showing a summative assignment in the assignment section.

  4. Click the Add submission button.
    Screenshot showing the add submission button of an assignment

  5. Click the checkbox to agree to the Declaration of Originality.
    Screenshot showing the declaration of originality

  6. Select the drop-down menu.
  7. Select the Page or Collection to be submitted.
    Screenshot showing the eportfolio submission drop down.

  8. Click the Save changes button.
    Screenshot showing the Save changes button. 

Request an extension

How to request an extension to an assessment

  1. Click on the Extensions icon in the left hand navigation. 
  2. Click on Request extension in the expanded menu. 
    Screenshot showing the Extensions icon in the left hand menu and the request extensions button in the expanded menu.

  3. Select the assessment name from the drop down that you want to request an extension for. 
  4. Click Request extension
    Screenshot showing the activity name drop down option and the request extension button.

  5. Enter the Reason for Extension.
  6. Upload any Supporting Documentation, if relevant (e.g. sick certificate).
  7. Select a Date or Time Limit extension (time limits only apply to quizzes).
  8. Select the staff member to send the extension to from the drop down list.
  9. Click on Request extension.
    Note: You will receive a notification for your request. Once approved/denied you will receive further notification.
    Screenshot showing the details to input for an extension.

Online Text

Submitting an online text follows the same steps as submitting a file, however the submission screen is a little different.

  1. Tick the declaration box to confirm that your work is not plagiarized.
  2. Enter your submission in the text box.
  3. Click Save changes
    Screenshot of the submission page showing the declaration of originality, the submission text box and the save changes button

Video assignment

If your assignment required you to produce and submit media such as video or audio, your course coordinator may have set it up so that you can submit via the Media Library. This is done seamlessly because of the way that this tool is integrated with learnonline and knows the difference between a regular and media assignment. It will automatically provide you with the correct interface to upload your media assignment. 

The following Help video and instruction will demonstrate how to upload a media assignment. You will see an on-screen confirmation of upload success and receive an email when the media has finished processing. Note that the help resources demonstrate uploading a video. The process is the same for uploading audio files.

Help Video - How to upload an assignment

Help Instructions - How to upload a video assignment

Login to your learnOnline course site.

  1. Click Assessment.
  2. Click Assignments.
    Screenshot showing the left hand navigation menu and the assessment icon

  3. Click the assignment that you want to submit.
    Screenshot showing a summative assignment in the assignment section.

  4. Click the Add submission button.
    Screenshot showing the add submission button of an assignment

  5. Click the checkbox to agree to the Declaration of Originality.
    Screenshot showing the declaration of originality

  6. Click the Add Media button.
    Screenshot showing the green add media button.

  7. Click on the Browse button to navigate and select the media file in your computer.
    Screenshot showing the browse media button.

  8. Wait until the file is completely uploaded. 
  9. Click the Next button.
    Screenshot showing the File upload section and the next button.

  10. Enter the title of your submission. 
  11. Select Personal from the category list. This ensures that your assignment remains private and can only be viewed by your marker.
  12. Enter a description for you assignment.
  13. Enter your email address. 
  14. Click the link to open the Terms of Use and Disclaimer.
  15. Click the Next button.
    Screenshot showing the details section of the media upload.

  16. Change the thumbnail if you like. 
  17. Click the Next button. 
    Screenshot of the confirm section of the media upload.

  18. Click the Save changes button. 
    Screenshot showing the Save changes button below the uploaded media file.

  19. To see you media upload click view Submission.
    Note: You can only view the video once processing is complete. You will receive the confirmation email when processing has finished.
    Screenshot showing the view submission button in the submission status.

Assignment Coversheets

Assignment coversheets are no longer required if submitting an individual assignment via Gradebook; unless specifically requested by the Course Coordinator, as Gradebook will automatically create the coversheet for you.

A signed coversheet is still required:

  • when submitting in hard-copy (paper-based submission)
  • for group assignments. Each group member must sign the cover sheet.

For Internal students

For External students

For group assignments

Turnitin similarity report

Turnitin is an online tool used to promote an understanding of academic integrity. Turnitin is Web based, there's no software to download and you can access your Turnitin report after your have submitted an assignment.

Text based assignments are automatically submitted to Turnitin when uploaded from a learnonline course site and compared with millions of other documents in the Turnitin database and on the Internet.  A colour-coded similarity report is generated which summarises any matched text. Every assignment submitted is stored in the Turnitin database for comparison with future assignment submissions.

After submitting your assignment the Turnitin Similarity Report will be created and visible as a link in the same screen where you originally submitted your assignment. Please be aware that it may take up to 24 hours (48 hours for additional submissions) for a report to be generated.

When submitting your assignment additional time(s), you need to ensure you DO NOT change the file name or you will incur a 100% similarity report.

NOTE: First submission can take up to a minimum of 24 hours to return a report. Additional submissions can take up to a minimum of 48 hours. Waiting on a similarity report will not change your submission time.

  1. Click the Similarity button to open the report.
    Screenshot showing the submission status and the similarity button.

If you need help learning how to interpret the Similarity Report see Viewing an Originality Report

Unsupervised Online Exams

Important Notice

Exams impacted by COVID-19: Please note unless specified you do not need to use the RPNow Proctoring Software. For information unsupervised online exams, please go to your course site in learnonline.  Information is also available in the Assessment and Examinations section on the Campus Central COVID-19 FAQ page.

Find Details on your Exams

There will be information in each of your course sites about the date time and requirements for your exam.

General Information

You can choose the location of where you do the exam. This may be at your home, another suitable venue or you can complete your exam on campus. Make sure the venue is quiet, well-lit and ventilated.

If you choose to come to campus you have the options below. Please note that on-campus spaces will not be supervised. If you choose to come on campus, you are encouraged to arrive an hour before your exam is due to start to locate a space and get set up.

  • Computer pools/barns at each campus (not bookable).
  • Designated quiet spaces in metropolitan campus libraries during the exam period (not bookable).
  • A limited number of study rooms are available at each metropolitan campus and at Whyalla, and can be booked here.
  • Maximum booking periods for study rooms will be extended to 4 hours to accommodate exams.
  • Spaces at the Mount Gambier campus can be booked by contacting

Testing your computer

It is important that you test your computer and internet access before you attempt the Practice Exam. Use the link below to do the test on the computer you will use during the actual exam and preferably in the location you will do the actual exam.

Here is the link

Practice Exam

There will be a practice Exam in your course site. We want to ensure you have every opportunity to let us know if there any issues during the Practice Exam so we can address them before the actual exam. This is not a revision exam. It is a practice run to familiarise you with the actual exam so you know what to expect and can identify any technical issues.

Important: Please do the Practice Exam in the same location and with the same device (e.g. laptop) that you plan to do the actual exam. This will ensure you have fully tested both the environment and equipment you will have for the actual exam.

If you have any technical difficulties (e.g. with your laptop) during the Practice Exam contact the IT Help Desk directly. Let me know by email if you have any other questions or issues.

The Practice Exam can be attempted as many times as you like but remember that the actual exam will only allow one attempt.

Student Checklist for Online Exams

Exam preparation 

  • Check the Start Date and Time, the End Date and Time, and the Duration of your Exam. The Duration means the number of hours you have to complete the exam.
  • If you have an Access Plan, you may have an extended timeframe over which to complete your exam submission. You can confirm this with SEU Access and Inclusion at
  • Not in South Australia? All exam times are scheduled in Adelaide time so if you’re in a different time zone be sure to check the converted time for where you will be doing your exam.
  • Checked the location where you will do your exam is suitable – quiet, well-lit and ventilated.
  • Coming to campus to do your exam? Aim to arrive one hour before the Start Time to locate a suitable space and get set up in the Library, a computer barn or a bookable study room.
  • You have done the Internet speed test on the laptop, and in the location, where you will do your exam -
  • Written down/save your Course Coordinator’s email.
  • Written down/save your relevant IT Help Desk number
    • Local: (08) 8302 5000
    • Interstate & Country: 1300 558 654 (cost of a local call)
    • International: (+61 8) 8302 5000 (we can call you back to minimise your call costs)
  • Get ready with everything you need to have with you to complete the exam.
  • Do the practice exam.
  • Prepare early if you would like to download library materials as part of your revision of course content, as some library e-textbooks are subject to concurrent user limits.
  • Here is some additional help if your exam is an online quiz.

You are advised to be ready to log into your learnonline course site 15-20 minutes before the start of the exam to ensure your computer and internet access are operating and you are ready to open the link to the exam.

Useful tips to help during your online exam

You can print this page and refer to it during the exam. 

  • Make sure you log in to learnonline at least 15 minutes before the exam scheduled start time.
  • Keep your student email open in a separate browser window throughout your exam. This is how your Course Coordinator will contact you if necessary.
  • There is a timer in the quiz so you know how much time you have left.
  • A progress bar will show you which questions you have answered.
  • You can flag a question so you can come back to it later.
  • Your answers will be auto-saved every two minutes.
  • If you lose connection to the online exam quiz you can re-enter the quiz and continue answering questions up to the time the exam finishes.
  • If you have an extended connectivity issue, please call the IT Help Desk.
  • If you have a question about the exam, or a specific question in the exam, please email your Course Coordinator.
  • You can go back and change your answer to any question up to the time the exam finishes.
  • You will see a summary of your answers at the end of the exam so you can check you have answered everything you can.
  • When you are ready to finish select the Submit all and finish button. This button will then display again to make sure you are ready to finish. You will not be able to re-enter the exam after this.

All exams are individual assessments. You are not permitted to seek assistance or discuss any questions with another person throughout the duration of your exam.

See Campus Central for more support

Invigilated Online Exams

Information about invigilated online exams can be found on the Online Exams & Mandatory Training Quiz website.

Grades and Feedback

  1. Click on the Grades icon in the left hand navigation menu.
  2. The Grades for the specific assessments appear in the Grade column
  3. The Feedback for the specific assessments appear in the Feedback column.
    Screenshot showing the grades icon in the left hand navigation and the grade overview with feedback.   

Alternatively you can select the relevant Assessment item.
Note: This is where you previously submitted your assignment electronically, or where the assessment details were submitted.