Assessments and assignments

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You'll be required to complete assignments in most of your papers. Your lecturer will tell you when your assignments are due and what you need to cover, or will tell you where to find this information. You can ask them questions to clarify any points about the assignments.

Finding information about your assignments

You also have access to various people, systems and services to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to excel at assignments. Below are some places you can go to for more information or assistance with your assignments:

AUT Library

In addition to access to books, journals, e-books and videos, the Library also provides a range of services to help you with your coursework and research.

AUT Library

Blac​​kboard

Blackboar​d is AUT's web-based learning environment that lets you access course material, key readings, paper handbooks, announcements from lecturers, and other resources to help manage your learning throughout your study. Each of the papers you're enrolled in will be available online through Blackboard.

Blac​​kboard

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard is your one stop shop for all things related to your papers including lectures, lab notes, assessments, class updates, study guides and handbooks and your paper specific timetable.

Your lecturers may also use Blackboard Collaborate to provide a virtual classroom. You can find more information about how to connect and use Blackboard Collaborate below.

Blackboard Collaborate guide

If you have trouble, contact the ICT Service Desk

​​​​How​ to submit an assignment​

Submitting to Turnitin

Turnitin provides a mechanism for automatically comparing your submitted work with a wide variety of Internet materials and the work of other students so as to facilitate the detection of plagiarism and other forms of cheating. After the submission, you can view the files and comments you have submitted but you cannot change them.

If, after submitting your assignment, you realise that you have sent the wrong file, you need to contact your lecturer to clear your assignment attempt before you can re-submit.​

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Need help or have a question?

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Can't hand in your assignment?

If for some reason you can't hand in an assignment on time, don't think that it will simply be overlooked. Read more about 'special consideration' and when and how you can apply for it.

Special consideration for an assignment

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