student support

All lectures delivered in UNSW Lecture Recordings/Lectopia-enabled venues are automatically recorded unless the lecturer has opted out of recording. The course convenor generally posts links these recordings in the corresponding Blackboard Learn or Moodle course site.

Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention tool that enables checking of submitted written work for improper citation or misappropriated content. Each Turnitin assignment is checked against other students' work, the Internet and key resources selected by your instructor.

This page give information about Moodle assignments only. For Turnitin assignments submitted through Moodle, see the page How to use Turnitin within Moodle.

In Moodle 2, your teacher can set four kinds of assignments.
From simplest to most complex, they are:

This page tells students how to upload video files to UNSWTV, and to submit them as assignments in Moodle and Blackboard.

If you experience any non-technical issues relating to your Moodle course, address your concerns firstly to your lecturer.

If you encounter a technical issue while using Moodle, here are some steps to that might help:

Access your marks in Moodle

  1. On the course home page, in the Settings block, under Course administration, click Grades. The User report for the course displays.
  2. To view your grades for all your courses, in the Settings block, under Grade administration, click Overview report.

Mahara is a Personal Learning Environment that allows you to create online portfolios. At UNSW, Mahara is integrated with Moodle, allowing staff to create Mahara assignments within Moodle to which students can submit Mahara pages for assessment purposes.

Mahara offers the following benefits:

When submitting assignments in Moodle, keep in mind that if you are inactive in Moodle for too long, your session will time out, and you’ll need to log in again.

Before you upload an assignment file, ensure that:

  • all files are in formats that the readers will be able to access
  • the filename observes any naming conventions that are current for your course.

To submit a file upload assignment:

When submitting assignments in Moodle, keep in mind that if you are inactive in Moodle for too long, your session will time out, and you’ll need to log in again.

Offline activity

Use these instructions when you want to add photographs, diagrams or other graphic material to forum posts, blog posts or other contributions you make within your Moodle course. Graphics can illustrate the point you're making, sometimes more economically than can text.

Acceptable image file types are JPG, GIF and PNG.

Don't go overboard with graphics in your posts, though. Some users have poor internet connections, and lots of graphics may make it time consuming for them to load course pages.

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