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Course Connect--For Students: Assignments

Introduction to Assignments

Below is the icon for an Assignment activity.

assignment moodle

It provides a space into which students can submit work for teachers to grade and give feedback on. This saves on paper and is more efficient than email.
As an alternative, professors also sometimes post assignments as PDFs or Word documents instead.

Information included on this page:

- Submitting an assignment

- Quick Guide to Turnitin

- Resources to Markup PDFs

Submitting an Assignment

To submit to an assignment, first click on the assignment. This will take you to the following page:

Next, click the Add Submission button to be taken to the file submission viewer. 


At the file submission viewer, you have two ways to insert a file. The first is to drag and drop a file from your computer's file explorer into the area with the blue arrow. The second option is to click on the File button, highlighted in red below:


Once you have selected the file button, click on Upload a File, and then Choose File. Once you have selected a file, click Upload this File (see buttons in red below). 

Once your file is uploaded, be sure to click Save Changes below the file box to fully submit your assignment. 

Quick Guide to Turnitin

Resources to Markup PDFs

Free Options to Markup PDF Documents and Scan on Devices 


All of these options can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store unless otherwise noted.  


Markup a PDF in OneDrive 


Note: To access your Office 365 account and apps like OneDrive, login at  


Books App and Notes App in iOS (Apple App Store Only) 


Save and mark up PDFs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Books app:  


More Apple Markup options:


Use the Notes app to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, and more.


XODO PDF Reader – iOS, Android, Desktop 


Click on the download button in the navigation bar and select your option:  


Genius Scan - Scan to PDF App – iOS or Android 


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – iOS, Android, Desktop 


Note: You can skip the sign in process in the app to use for free. You can markup by using the Fill & Sign feature and then save the PDF on your device or computer.  



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