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There are three tools that instructor at Brock University may ask student to submit to: Image:Page edit.png Assignments & Image:Folder page.png Drop Box. Instructors choose these tools based on their appropriateness to the task, as they each have a different mix of features. It is almost always better to only use one of these tools per course site.


[edit] Image:Page edit.png Assignments

  1. Open the site for the course or project with the assignment.
  2. In the menubar, click Assignments.
  3. Click the name of the assignment to open it.
    Note: The assignment must have a status of "open" for you to be able to work on it.
  4. To work on the assignment, follow the instructions from your instructor or project leader. You may need to type something into the text box, or perhaps add an attachment, or both.
  5. To add an attachment, click the Add Attachments button in the assignment window. For instructions, see Options for adding attachments.
    • If you'd like to see how your assignment will look to your instructor or project leader, click Preview.
    • If you want to save your assignment to complete later, click Save Draft at the bottom of the page. When you want to reopen it, you'll find it listed in the assignment list with a status of "In progress".
      Note: While your assignment is saved as a draft, your instructor cannot see it. For your instructor to see it, you must submit the assignment.
  6. When you have finished, click Submit at the bottom of the page.
    • Don't click Submit until you're certain you're finished with an assignment. Once you click Submit, you'll no longer be able to access the assignment (e.g., to add more text or attachments) unless your instructor returns it to you.
    • If you are asked to check an honour pledge be sure to check it if you are willing to agree to it.

You will receive an email message confirming your submission and be given a submission ID, either are worth saving for your records. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check to see if you have successfully submitted the assignment. Your status should also change for this assignment in the Assignments tool.

[edit] Image:Folder page.png Drop Box

Adding Files to the Drop Box.

To add files via the web follow these steps:

  1. "Actions" -> "Upload Files"
    "Actions" -> "Upload Files"
    Inside your course click the Drop Box tool on the left.
  2. Click the "Actions" button beside the folder with your username.
  3. Choose "Upload Files".
  4. Drag or click to locate the file on your computer in the resulting window.
  5. Press "Continue" once you have located the file.
  6. Done: You should now see the file in your folder. You are welcome to click the file to confirm it works or modify it via the "Actions" button.

For more information please see Working with files.

[edit] Uploading Your Documents:Video

YouTube/Podcast - Chat Room

A 15 second video of how to add a file to Sakai. Find more videos for instructors at the Welcome To Sakai Webinar article, or look in the Video Category

[edit] Submission Formats and Considerations

All files must be smaller that 200Mb. More information is available in the article Options for adding attachments.

Please submit files in the format your instructor suggests. For example, students may be asked to submit specific computer files for web or software development, files for specialized scientific software, spreadsheets or other unique files.

If an instructor has asked for an electronic version of an essay and/or would like to generate a Turnitin.con originality report, please use one of the follow formats:

[edit] Submission Format Support by Turnitin and a Best Practice for Essays

Turnitin will currently accept the following file types, which are the types of files most students and instructors can work with.

  1. Microsoft Word® (.DOC / .DOCX)
  2. OpenOffice (.odt)
  3. WordPerfect® (.wpd)
  4. PostScript (.ps/.eps)
  5. Adobe® PDF
  6. HTML
  7. Rich text format (.RTF)
  8. Plain text (.TXT)

The paper being submitted to Turnitin must contain more than 20 words and must be under 20MB (or approximately two million characters), and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e t h i s).

More information can be found through Turnitin's support documentation.

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This article is intended to help individuals using Isaak, Brock University's Sakai-Based LMS. You can search more help articles either by using the "search" box on the left or clicking here. More help articles can also be browsed here.

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