Assessment

Find assessments for your courses, instructions on how to submit your assignments and what assessment feedback you can expect from your teachers.

Find your assessments

You can find your assessments listed in Canvas or in your course guide.

In Canvas

To find your assessments in Canvas:

  1. Log in to Canvas using your RMIT ID and password (Forgotten your password? Reset it)
  2. In the menu bar, select Courses
  3. Select Assignments. This will show you a list of all yout assessment tasks for the course
  4. Select each assigment to see more information including the due date and rubric

Course guide

In each course guide you will find a section called Overview of assessment, which outlines the type of assessments students must undertake in the course.

How to submit your assessments

 

Submit an assessment via Canvas

Many assessments at RMIT can be submitted digitally via Canvas. All assessments are submitted via the Turnitin software. Go to the  Canvas webpage for instructions on how to submit your assessments via Canvas.

Experienced a technical fault when submitting an online assessment?

We undertsand that technical issues happen. If possible, take a screenshot of the fault or error message and record the time it happened. Send this information to your teacher to let them know you have had difficulty completing the assessment and then contact IT Connect.

Your teacher will be in touch if you need to take further action.

Submit a hard copy assessment

All hard copy assessments should include a completed and signed cover sheet. Some courses may require you to submit a course-specific cover sheet which will be provided by your School. 

Otherwise, download the cover sheet below.

Assessment declaration

When you submit work for assessment, you’ll be asked to agree to the following declaration.

  1. I have not impersonated, or allowed myself to be impersonated by any person for the purposes of this assessment.
  2. This assessment is my/our original work and no part of it has been copied from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made.
  3. No part of this assessment has been written for me/us by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/teacher concerned.
  4. Where this work is being submitted for individual assessment, I declare that it is my original work and that no part has been contributed by, produced by or in conjunction with another student.
  5. I give permission for my assessment response to be reproduced, communicated compared and archived for the purposes of detecting plagiarism.
  6. I give permission for a copy of my assessment to be retained by the university for review and comparison, including review by external examiners.

I understand that:

  • Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to exclusion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.
  • Plagiarism includes the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy my work.

I agree and acknowledge that:

  1. I have read and understood the Declaration and Statement of Authorship above.
  2. I accept that use of my RMIT account to electronically submit this assessment constitutes my agreement to the Declaration and Statement of Authorship
  3. If I do not agree to the Declaration and Statement of Authorship in this context, the assessment outcome is not valid for assessment purposes and cannot be included in my aggregate score for this course.

You'll find more information about the penalties for plagiarism in the Student Conduct Policy.

Assessment feedback

At RMIT, teaching staff will provide you with feedback to assist in improving your performance while you study. 

You should expect to receive progressive results and feedback within 10 working days of your assessment due date and submission. You can also request feedback if you feel it has not been provided during the stated time frame, or in one of the various formats outlined below.

In any course, formal and informal feedback is provided in multiple ways. Think about how you might apply assessment feedback to further develop your learning and level of achievement.

Ways you might receive feedback

  • Class discussion and interaction – Throughout a course, there are usually opportunities for teachers and students to collaboratively discuss assessments and solutions in class or online. If you need guidance on a particular issue, then a Canvas discussion forum is a great place to ask for assistance
  • Rubrics and criteria – A rubric breaks down a set task into individual assessment criteria. Rubrics can help you take a complex assignment and break it into smaller tasks that you can check off prior to submission. Teachers will often use the rubric to structure their feedback to you by highlighting which level you achieved for each criterion. This way you can see which aspects of a task you did well on and which ones to work on. Overall, the benefits of rubrics are that they provide a clear set of goalposts for students and ensure assignments are marked consistently and fairly
  • In person (one-on-one) – Teaching staff are often available for informal discussion, so be sure to check in Canvas for your teachers’ availability for student consultations. Make the most of this opportunity to help improve relevant knowledge and skills for future assessment
  • Group feedback – Working in teams is very important in industry and so you will likely have some group assessments in your courses at RMIT. In addition to individual feedback, your teacher may provide feedback to an entire group or class. This will likely include generic discussions about the collective strengths and/or weaknesses demonstrated in the assessment

Appeal a course grade

If you wish to appeal a grade you received for a course, you can do so. To find out more, go to Appeals.

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