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.  

1. Essential tips

Before you start your assignment, read the instructions and the assignment marking criteria in detail. Check with your course lecturer or tutor if you are unsure about where to find this information.

Academic integrity

Maintain the highest standards of academic integrity in your work:

UQ's Academic Integrity modules (AIM) will help you learn what academic integrity is, why it is so important, and how you can act with integrity in your studies.

The modules are in two parts and it will take about an hour to complete each of them. Complete Part A by your census date and Part B by the end of Week 13.

Group assignments

Student Services has information to assist you when working in a group, including how to overcome problems associated with group work.

Get strategies and tools for working with a group online (from the Communicate and collaborate online module), including:

  • What messaging tool to use
  • Collaborating online on a document
  • Holding online meetings.

Find information and data

Learn about strategies and resources for finding scholarly information (from the Information essentials module).

Get information about finding or gathering data and strategies and tools to visualise data (in the Working with data module).

Backing up your assignments

It's very important to back up your work as you do your assignments. The Working with files module has tips on how to manage your files and back up your work.

Submitting your assignments

As a UQ student you will be required to submit your assignments through your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site. Get tips on using Learn.UQ to submit different assignment types (in the Writing, citing and submitting module).

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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Support at UQ

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