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.

Submit a file upload assignment

Step by step instructions
  1. On the course home page, click the assignment name.

  2. On the Submission status page, click Add submission.

  3. On the Edit submission page:
      • Read the appropriate declaration, depending on whether this is an individual or a group submission, then select the check box above the declarations.
      • (For a combined online text and file upload assignment, you would paste in or enter text under Online text at this point.)

  • Note: Your teacher may have specified the types of files you can upload to the assignment. If the file types have been restricted, you can view a message telling you which file formats are accepted.


  1. In the File submissions box, either drag-and-drop your assignment file(s) from the Explore or Finder window, or manually add them, as follows:
    1. Click Add
    2. In the File picker, click Browse.
    3. In the File Upload window, browse for and select the file. Click Open.
    4. In the File picker, enter a display name for the file to Save as and then click Upload this file.
      • Follow any file naming conventions that your teacher requires you to observe for this assignment.
    1. Repeat steps a to d for each assignment file.
  2. Click Save changes. Your submitted text displays. From this page you can edit your submission, return to the course or log out.

  3. Back on the Edit submission page, click Save changes.

  4. The Submission status page will re-display. From this page, you can:
      • return to the course home page or
      • log out of Moodle.
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