Assessment advice

JCU takes an educative approach to academic integrity and has launched a new Coursework Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure in January 2021. Please familiarise yourself with the policy and procedures, in particular your responsibilities as a student.


General steps for submitting a written assignment in LearnJCU

Assessment task instructions

Specific instructions for each subject's assessment task can be found in your 'Subject Outline'. Your subject coordinator will often place your Subject Outline in the first folder of your Subject Content.

When submitting an assignment in LearnJCU you will be prompted to agree to the "Declaration and Statement of Authorship".

Screenshot of 'Declaration and Statement of Authorship' in LearnJCU

Image above: Screenshot of the 'Declaration and Statement of Authorship' from the LearnJCU assignment submission area.

Declaration reads:

Declaration and Statement of Authorship

This assessment is my original work, and no part was copied/reproduced from any other person’s work or any other source, without attribution. This original work adheres to group assessment rules and was not written for me by any other person. I have not submitted any part of this assessment previously and received a grade.

Academic Misconduct Procedure

Build your assignment below. You can add text, images and files.

Agree and Add Content (button)

If your assignment is submitted outside of LearnJCU (say via an email direct to the lecturer or printed and submitted) you will need to fill out and attach the following coversheet:

Step-by-step version

  • Open the assignment item in LearnJCU. A side panel will open.

  • Click the 'View assessment' button (at the bottom of panel).

    • This will open your assessment item with task description, instructions and submission area (which includes the 'Declaration and Statement of Authorship').
  • Click the 'Agree and Add Content' button to agree to the 'Statement of Authorship' and continue.

    • This will bring up an editor text box where you can attach your assignment file.
  • Click the 'Insert Local Files' paperclip icon in the text editor toolbar.

    • Browse your file locations and select your assignment file, click 'Open', rename it if you like, then click 'Save'.
  • Once you see your file in the submission box, and you have checked everything is ready to go, click the 'Submit' button.

Be sure to check your lecturer's instructions for each assessment. In most cases you will be asked to submit a file rather than typing your content straight into the submission box. This helps the lecturer in marking and providing feedback on your assignment.

Note: Attempt is counted when you click on 'Submit' not 'View assessment'. When you exit the assessment item without submitting, the status of your assessment will be 'Draft saved on xx/xx/xxxx'.

Submit assignment visual example

How to name files

  • Subject Code - Assessment Number - Surname (Example: MX1001_AssessmentTask2_Smith)
  • Avoid using symbols or spaces, for example: SS0000 Assessment 1 Smith

When things don't go to plan and you need to request special consideration for an assessment due to extenuating circumstances, you now have ONE smart application form to cover ALL scenarios.

The application form covers:

  • Requesting an assessment reschedule
  • Requesting an assignment extension
  • Notification of a missed Lab/Prac/Class
  • Requesting an exam deferral
  • Notification of an adverse impact for a completed assessment (formerly known as Special Consideration)

Visit Special Consideration for the application process.