Assessment submission procedures

Assignment submission

Assessment must include an assessment task cover sheet found in the student forms section. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Submitting your assessment online

When submitting online, use the Moodle assignment submit tool. Do not submit files attached to email. Log into Moodle via the my.monash portal and select the unit for which you wish to submit work.

  • Unless you have made prior arrangements with your lecturer, only the following file formats will be accepted: .doc, .docx, pdf;
  • It is essential you adhere to the following format for the naming of the file you wish to submit:
    • it must contain your Authcate name; and
    • there must be no space in the filename.
  • You will receive a confirmation message within Moodle once you have successfully submitted your assessment within the electronic dropbox.
  • Comments and grading of your assessment will be communicated to you either by Moodle, email, or post.

Where a student requires more time, of 2 days or less, beyond the deadline for an assessment task, they may apply in writing to the chief examiner of the unit using the short extension form. They must apply for a short extension at least two working days before the deadline of the assessment.

Where a student requires more time, of more than 2 days (or the deadline to apply for a short extension has already passed), they can apply for special consideration. The must apply for special consideration within two working day after the assessment deadline.

Moodle help

You may refer to the following links for assistance with Moodle:

Extensions and penalties

A penalty will be applied for late submission of assignments.  The penalty will be a percentage of the available mark, applied after the work has been marked, and in accordance with the number of days or hours after the published due date the assignment is submitted. The penalty will be calculated as follows:

For assignments and take-home examinations of ten days or more in duration, marks will be deducted at a rate of 10% of the marks available for that assessment piece per day (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late.

For assignments and take-home examinations of less than ten days duration, marks will be deducted at a rate of 5% of the marks available for that assessment piece for the first hour (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late; and 10% of the marks available for that assessment piece for every subsequent hour (or part thereof) that the assessment piece is late.

The standard penalty for exceeding the word limit in an assignment or take-home examination should be 1 mark per 100 words (or part thereof) in excess of the word limit. Bibliography and footnotes should not be included in the word count. However, substantial comment in footnotes will be included.

No late submissions will be accepted after the date that assignments are returned to students unless otherwise specified in the unit guide by the Chief Examiner.

The Chief Examiner is required to keep records of the penalty applied to each student concerned, and to ensure that the penalty is reflected in the final result for the unit.

Students must be advised upon return of the mark for their assignment or take-home examination that a penalty has been applied.

In the case of assessments other than assignments or take-home exams, the relevant Unit Guides will set out whether late submissions will be accepted and, if so, the penalties that will apply.

Weekends and public holidays are included in the count of days.

Where a short extension (in the case of assignments) or special consideration (in the case of assignments and take-home examinations) has been approved, late penalties will commence from the revised due date and time.

Faculty of Law Extensions to Assessment Procedure