Types of assignments

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • explore different assignment types
  • examine resources and tools to help you produce your assignments.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • use effective strategies to produce assignments in different mediums
  • evaluate and select different tools to create videos, presentations, websites, online portfolios or a model or prototype.  

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Module summary

 Essential tips

  • Maintain high standards of academic integrity in your assignments
  • Links to resources for group assignments, finding information and backing up your files.

 Written assignments

  • Links to resources on the purpose, audience, tone of writing and structural features of some written assignment types
  • To be effective, think carefully about the intended audience and purpose of your assignment.


  • Plan your video with a script and storyboard
  • Use different techniques to make your video visually appealing.

 Audio and Podcasts

  • Good quality audio is essential to keep your audience listening
  • Recording locations and settings can improve your audio quality.

 Presentations, posters and infographics

  • Engage your audience using different techniques
  • Use interactivity in your online presentations
  • Make your presentations and posters visually appealing and interesting through good design.

 Websites, blogs and wikis

  • Web content requires a different style of writing than print
  • Embed different kinds of interesting media in your websites and blogs.

 3D models

  • Use a strategic approach when designing a 3D model
  • Links to resources for learning 3D modelling software.


  • Strategies to use for programming assignments
  • Links to resources for learning programming languages.

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

 Effective communication Effective communication

  Independence and creativity

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