Submitting assignments online
How to upload your assignment/file
Check your work
- Make sure that your file name only includes your unit code and your student ID name.
- Make sure your file size is less than 40MB for written assignments (e.g. Office docs, Powerpoints, PDFs).
- Other files (e.g. photoshop, spreadsheets, etc.) can be up to 250MB if set to that limit by your tutor
- Maximum file uploads can be up to 20 files (if set to that limit by your tutor)
Submit your work
Firstly, go to your unit and find the correct 'Solent Online Learning assignment upload' link.
You will be able to upload your assignments using the Add draft button.
Files can be uploaded by clicking on the 'Add' button or by dragging and dropping the file into the file area (if your browser is up-to-date). It is a required field, so to save this, there must be a file present.
After uploading the file, you must Save Changes.
The submission status shows 'Draft uploaded' but it is 'not submitted for marking' as yet.
If your file is a text-based document and under 40mb, it will go through to Turnitin automatically under 'draft' status. You will see a Turnitin icon saying 'Turnitin status: Queued'. This means that your assignment is being processed with Turnitin. If successful, you will see a Turnitin ID (if you receive an error, see the chapter on Troubleshooting). A percentage icon for your originality report will appear underneath in due course, which you can click on to check your work.
Use this originality report to see where you need to correct any referencing or citations to avoid plagiarism. Click here to find out about Using the originality report in Turnitin.
Click here to find out about Referencing.
Whilst your assignment is in 'draft', it is possible to delete and add as many drafts as you like up until the due date, to check your originality report. This report can take anywhere between 5 mins and 24 hours to be returned. However, after three attempts, this report will always take a minimum of 24 hours to be returned. To delete your assignment, you must have your next version ready to upload in its place. Go back to Edit draft and click on your uploaded file. In the pop-up window, click Delete. Add your new version and click Save.
If your file is a non-text-based document (e.g. an image, image-based PDF or PPT, etc.) and Turnitin has been switched off, then you will not receive a paper ID or an originality report.
The submission status is still under draft so you must click on the Submit assignment button to fully complete the process . It states that once you click on that 'Submit assignment' button, you will not be able to make any more changes.
Click on the Submit assignment button to make your final submission.
You must confirm that this is your own work and you are prompted again to be sure that a final submission should be made. No more changes can be made once the assignment is submitted for grading. Click on the Continue button or Cancel if you want to make more changes.
This shows the final screen that you will see once the process is complete. The submission status clearly states 'Submitted for grading'.
A simple email notification from SOL will be sent to you to confirm that you have submitted an assignment for the 'assessment' in question. Keep this in a safe place for future reference.