Submitting assignments online


For any technical difficulties uploading your assignment to SOL, please visit the Mountbatten Library, Floor 2, Learning Technologies helpdesk or the virtual LT Helpdesk. Alternatively email or phone ext. 5100 (voicemail only) well before your deadline.
For any other enquiries, please contact your tutor and/or course team.

Submission Types

There are different types of online assignment submissions available to Solent University students. For every submission, you can expect an assessment brief giving you clear instructions of what type of assignment is required. 

For all online assignments, you will have an Assignment Upload link on your module (unless instructed otherwise by your lecturer). Your lecturer will set this up depending on the requirements of the assessment and could include a file submission, video submission, myPortfolio submission, etc. 

If it is not clear what is being asked of you, seek advice from your lecturer.

Submitting an assignment

The video below (from 0.00-1.20") explains the process of how to submit an assignment on SOL:


Text-based assignments (eg essays, reports or dissertations) are often sent through to Turnitin which checks your work to see if it matches previous submissions or is copied from other sources such as the internet or ebooks. 

You will be given a similarity report (even if your assignment is under 'draft' status) and be able to see where you need to correct any referencing or citations to avoid plagiarism.  

Make sure you check what type of files are accepted by Turnitin (see information about file types).

The video below (from 1:21") explains a bit more about how Turnitin report looks in SOL once you have uploaded a draft file for assessment.

Anonymous marking

Unless the assessment is exempt from anonymous marking, your lecturer will set up all online submission links for anonymous marking. This means that your name will be unknown to the marker when they assess your work. Therefore, marking will be unbiased and your mark is given purely on the quality of the assignment submitted.