How to Submit an Online Text Assignment in Moodle

Many classes at BCC, especially online classes, will require you to submit your student work electronically through our Moodle Learning Management System.  Submitting work is easy, the steps below will show how.

Note: Make sure you are logged into your Moodle course and have navigated to the assignment before beginning these instructions.  If you need help logging into your Moodle course, please see our article on How to Log Into Moodle.   

  1. Within your Moodle course, click on the Assignment link.
    screenshot of assignment button
  2. The Assignment screen will appear showing instructions and your Submission status (date submitted, grade, etc.) for this assignment.  Read the assignment instructions as each assignment may be different and you don’t want to miss important information from your professor.
  3. Open a word-processing program such as Word, type your assignment as your professor instructed, and save it to your computer.
  4. Return to the Moodle Assignment screen and click the Add submission button.

    Note: If you are submitting the assignment late  the "Add submission" button  may not appear as some instructors do not accept late assignments.  If this is the case contact your instructor to discuss next steps. 

    screenshot of add submission button
  5. In the Online text box, click the Import Word file button (W icon). Depending on your screen resolution and layout, the button may be in a different position in the toolbar.
    You may also type your response directly in the text box if you prefer, but it does not save while you are working on it and you could lose your work if you experience an internet or computer issue before clicking on Save changes.
    screenshot of import word file button
  6. Click on Upload a file, then click Browse.
  7. Navigate to the assignment file you created in step 3 above, then select the file and click Open.  Click the Upload this file button.
    screenshot of upload file window
  8. The text from your uploaded file will appear in the text assignment box. Click on Save Changes to continue.

    Note: Keep going!  Your work is not submitted quite yet!

  9. You may click the Edit submission or Remove submission button to make any last minute changes before finalizing
  10. To finalize your submission, Click on the Submit assignment button.
    screenshot of submit assignment
  11. If the Assignment submission statement is displayed, Check the box to confirm that the assignment is your own work, and then click the Continue button to confirm the submission.

    Note: Once you click “Continue” you will not be able to make any more changes.

    screenshot of assignment submission statement
  12. When the Submission Status displays as “Submitted for grading” your professor has your work and will grade it as discussed in your course syllabus.  
    screenshot of submitted for grading screen