How to Submit an Upload File 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.
    A screenshot of an upload file assignment icon
  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.

    A screenshot of the Moodle Assignment screen where Add Submission button is highlighted
  5. The File submissions screen will open. Click the Add Submission button, it looks like a sheet of paper.
    A screenshot of File submissions screen where Add button is highlighted
  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.
    A screenshot of File picker dialog box where you can upload your assignment
  8. You will see your uploaded file within the file submission box. Click on Save changes to continue.
    A screenshot of File submissions screen where a Word Document icon is now appeared inside the Files Drag and Drop box

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

  9. You may click the Edit submission button to add or replace uploaded files before finalizing.

  10. To finalize your submission, Click on the Submit assignment button. Note that your assignement is not yet fully submitted and is still in Draft status until you Submit the assignment.
    A screenshot of the Moodle Assignment screen where Submit assignment button is highlighted at the bottom of the Edit submission button

  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.

    A screenshot of a warning message where you are required to give consent that the assignment is your own work and you are ready to submit it for grading
  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