4. Submitting your assignment

Learn.UQ assessment information

As a UQ student you will be required to submit assignments through your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) site.

Assignment submission instructions explains how to submit your assignments through Learn.UQ (Blackboard).

The Learn.UQ (Blackboard) help page has information about other tools you may need to use when completing your course assessment, including:

  • Assignments and quizzes
  • Video and audio assignments
  • ePortfolio.

Submitting handwritten notes

If you are required to submit handwritten notes for an assignment, you can:

  • scan the notes using one of the library’s printers
  • use an app on your phone to scan as a PDF. Uploading handwritten exams has instructions on how to scan using your phone
  • take a photo of the note and submit it as a .jpg file.

Transfer the file using cloud storage, rather than email (as files over 20MB may not get sent).

If a .jpg file is not suitable and a .pdf file format is required:

  1. Open the image on a computer
  2. Click Print
  3. Change the printer device to Save as PDF

Alternatively, an image file such as .jpg can be inserted into other document types such as Word or PowerPoint.

Turnitin assignments

Many of your assignments may require you to submit via Turnitin, which is an electronic assignment submission tool. It provides your lecturer with a record of the exact submission time of an assignment. The originality report indicates the percentage of your work that is an exact match of existing materials within the Turnitin database.

video icon  Submit your Turnitin assignment (YouTube, 1m 56s):

DecorativeRead the Turnitin Assignments page to find out more about file types and sizes that can be submitted.

Visit Assignment Submission for further information about submitting through Turnitin.

Depending on how assignments are set up by your lecturer, you may only be able to submit your assignment once or be unable to submit after the due date. Only upload your assignment when you are sure that it is finished and ready to be submitted. Try to submit your assignment at least 3 hours before your assignment is due, to avoid any last minute technical issues or difficulties that may occur.

Your lecturer may set it to allow assignment resubmissions.

If you are under 18 you must have completed the Application for Internet Access Permission, to be able to submit an assignment to Turnitin via a computer on campus.

Decorative Submit your Turnitin assignment has instructions and a video on how to submit your assignment using Turnitin.

After you have successfully submitted your assignment –

  1. Download your digital receipt from your Turnitin Assignment inbox page to confirm successful submission
  2. Keep it in a safe place, in case there have been any technical issues with your submission.

If your Turnitin submission was not successful:

  1. Take a screenshot of the error message
  2. Check if it is possible to submit again
  3. Follow the course procedure for informing your instructor or tutor of the failed submission.

Similarity report

What is a Similarity report?

After submitting your assignment to Turnitin the content will be checked against documents that can be found on or archived from the internet and a Similarity report will be produced. Content that has been matched with other documents, or on other websites, will be highlighted so your tutor can check the content in your assignment.

Your lecturer may set it to allow you to be able to view the Similarity report on your assignment.

If you have submitted your assignment to Turnitin more than once, it can take over 24 hours to get the Similarity report for the subsequent submissions.

Decorative Read the View similarity report and marks page to help you understand the Turnitin Similarity report.


EchoVideo allows you to record video and audio. You can use it to submit video assignments for your courses.

DecorativeRecord video or audio through EchoVideo has instructions on using Echo to submit video assignments.

Important Assessments in Inspera

Inspera Assessment is an online assessment tool used in courses at UQ. Inspera is cloud-based, works with a device with an up-to-date browser, and caches your responses so that you will not lose your assessment if you experience internet instability.

Learn more about Assessments in Inspera.


What is an ePortfolio?

An ePortfolio is an online collection of evidence of your academic achievements, community-based activities such as volunteering, and work experience. An ePortfolio may be used in your program or discipline to track your development of professional skills or graduate attributes. You can use it to help build a resume for future employment and to reflect on your strengths and skills. You can learn more about ePortfolio in the Use UQ Systems module.

DecorativeYour lecturer may ask you to use ePortfolio as the platform for submitting your assignments or other assessment pieces. Look at information on ePortfolio to understand the platform, including these pages:


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