The Assignment activity in FLO allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback, including grades. The work students submit is visible only to the teacher, not to other students, unless a group assignment is set up (see link
below). For students, the assignment activity is generally referred to as the assignment dropbox, as this is where they upload their file/s for marking.
All student assignments generated in electronic form should be submitted by the student and returned to the student electronically (see sections 5.5 & 5.7 of the assessment policy).
When students submit their assignment through FLO, there is no need for them to attach a cover sheet. FLO records their name, FAN, email address, exact date and time of submission, and by default provides them with an academic integrity statement that
they must agree to before submitting their assignment (depending on the purpose of the assignment, you may want to disable this
in the settings).
Good practice guides and tip sheets
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to assignment-related resources are provided below. Browse all tip sheets and good practice guides
How do you set up your assignment to reflect the feedback method/s you want to use? When reviewing assignments, teachers can leave feedback comments (including short audio / video files using Kaltura) and upload files such as marked-up student submissions, documents with comments or spoken audio feedback (if marking in Word / PDF format offline).
Once you have set up the assignment, ask your local eLearning support team to check it for you (especially if this is the first time you have set up this activity, or if you are trying
a new approach to assignments). It is best to amend mistakes before students submit their assignments.
Text-matching software is enabled for all text-based file submissions. Staff are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with the use of text-matching software and the interpretation of text-matching originality reports.
A self-paced online
tutorial is available for staff to familiarise themselves with general principles and practices around academic integrity as well as the interpretation of originality reports produced by text-matching software.
How did your assignment activity go? Would you set up the activity differently next time around? Do you want to mark differently (eg using an online marking guide)? Talk to colleagues and/or your local eLearning support team to
get ideas for improvement.