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Assessment advice

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism occurs when writers claim ownership of written words or ideas that are not their own.

It is a form of cheating and any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with promptly according to University procedures.

Policy information:

Assessment cover sheets

When submitting a copy of your assignment, be sure to attach a cover sheet.

Cover sheets for you to use:

How to submit an assignment in LearnJCU Ultra

Assessment tasks instructions

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

→ Walk-through video of submitting an assignment (1min)

Step-by-step version (alternative to watching the video)

  • Expand the assessment folder in your subject content and click on the assessment task you wish to submit.
  • A side panel will open. Click on the 'View assessment' button (at the bottom of panel). This will open your assessment task, with description, instructions and submission area.
  • Click on the 'Add content' button in the submission area to bring up an editor text box where you will submit your assignment.
  • Click on the arrow beside the '+' sign. A dropdown menu will appear giving you with 3 options to upload your file: 'Insert Local Files', 'Insert Web Content', 'Insert from Cloud Storage'.
  • Browse your file locations and select your assessment, 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 lecturers 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'

Suggestions on how to name attached assessment files

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

Special consideration: When experiencing difficulties that affect your exam

If you experience difficulties or serious circumstances before or up to the day of your exam, which you believe may affect your ability to sit the exam successfully or perform at your best, you can apply for special consideration in the marking of your exam.

For further information, visit  policy 'Special Consideration, Supplementary, Deferred and Special Examinations Requirements'

→ Apply for special consideration

Deferred: When unable to attend an exam due to extenuating circumstances

If you are unable to attend an exam at the scheduled time due to extenuating circumstances/circumstances beyond your control, you may apply for a deferred exam. Deferred exams are granted in exceptional circumstances such as severe medical conditions or family or personal trauma.

For further information, visit Exams and Results.

→ Apply for a deferred exam