Assessment submission procedures - Undergraduate

Assignment submission

Your unit guide or lecturer will specify the submission method - online through Moodle. Regardless of the submission method, each piece of submitted assessment must have an Assignment Cover Sheet.

  • You need to complete ALL sections of the form including and read, sign and date the Student Statement.
  • For online submission, you must attach the completed and signed Assignment Cover Sheet on Moodle together with your assignment.

Submitting your assessment online

Electronic submission is approved for your unit. Use only the Moodle assignment submit tool. Do not submit files attached to email. Log into Moodle via the portal and select the unit for which you wish to submit work.

  • Unless you have made prior arrangements with your lecturer, only the following file formats will be accepted: .doc, .docx, pdf;
  • It is essential you adhere to the following format for the naming of the file you wish to submit:
    • it must contain your Authcate name; and
    • there must be no space in the filename.
  • You will receive a confirmation message within Moodle once you have successfully submitted your assessment within the electronic dropbox.
  • Comments and grading of your assessment will be communicated to you either by Moodle, email, or post.

Moodle help

You may refer to the following links for assistance with Moodle:

Submitting your assessment in the assignment box

The assignments submission boxes are located opposite the Law Student Services counter on Level 1.  Queries should be directed to the Student Services staff during office hours or  Please do not direct enquiries to Law Library staff. Note: Under no circumstances will assignments be retrieved once submitted.

Extensions and penalties

A penalty will be applied for late submission of assignments.  The penalty will be a percentage of the available mark, applied after the work has been marked, and in accordance with the number of days or hours after the published due date the assignment is submitted. The penalty will be calculated as follows:

For assignments and take-home examinations of ten days or more in duration, marks will be deducted at a rate of 10% of the marks available for that assessment piece per day (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late.

For assignments and take-home examinations of less than ten days duration, marks will be deducted at a rate of 5% of the marks available for that assessment piece for the first hour (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late; and 10% of the marks available for that assessment piece for every subsequent hour (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late.

A reduction of 1 mark for every 50 words or part thereof over the word limit, where 1 mark penalty is 1 percentage point out of the total 100 percentage points for the whole unit.  Students will be advised upon return of their assignment mark that the penalty will be applied to their final mark.

No late submissions will be accepted after the date that assignments are returned to students unless otherwise specified in the unit guide by the Chief Examiner.

The Chief Examiner is required to keep records of the penalty applied to each student concerned, and to ensure that the penalty is reflected in the final result for the unit.

Students must be advised upon return of the mark for their assignment or take-home examination that a penalty has been applied.

In the case of assessments other than assignments or take-home exams, the relevant Unit Guides will set out whether late submissions will be accepted and, if so, the penalties that will apply.

Weekends and public holidays are included in the count of days.

Where a short extension (in the case of assignments) or special consideration (in the case of assignments and take-home examinations) has been approved, late penalties will commence from the revised due date and time.

Applying for extensions

You may apply for an extension in a law unit, not exceeding two working days of the due date, by submitting a short extension form(DOC, 0.07 MB) to the Chief Examiner of the unit. A DLU registration letter may be considered as sufficient evidence only when applying for a Short Extension (2 days or less, see below) directly to the Chief Examiner of the unit. Note: This does not apply to class tests and take home examinations.

An extension of more than two working days will be available only as an outcome of an application of Special Consideration.

Returning assessments

Marked assessments will either be handed our in your class/tutorials or returned to students via the Student Services counter.

An email notification sent to your Monash University email address will inform you that your marked assessment is ready for collection. You will need to produce your Student ID and sign the class list as having received your assignment. If you are unable to collect your assignment in person, you may nominate a proxy who will need to bring a dated letter, signed by both of you. The letter must be an original.

Version date: 27 July 2017