Assessments and assignments

Assessments and assignments are used to measure learning outcomes and can take a variety of forms, such as tests, essays or oral presentations.

At the start of each term, you will receive course outlines for each of your subjects. These outlines include information about your assessments such as due dates, word counts and how much weight the assessment carries as a portion of your overall grade.

For more information on assessments and assignments visit our Academic Support pages.

The University's Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) also has many valuable resources to help with your assessments.

Submitting assessments

There are a variety of ways for you to submit an assessment:

  • UONline: where you can directly upload your assessment or assignment to your lecturer or tutor.
  • Turnitin (via UONline): allows you to revise your assessment and check for plagiarism and referencing issues prior to final submission.


Turnitin is a text-matching system which checks for plagiarism.

You can pre-submit through Turnitin, which will compare your work against:

  • the Internet
  • papers submitted to Turnitin by students of this and other universities
  • online journal databases

The system then creates an originality report so you can revise your assessment before submitting again. The lecturer or tutor marking your assessment will only see your final originality report.


  • Your individual assessment results throughout your course are available in UONline (in Blackboard).
  • You can check your final course results at the end of each term at myHub through myUON.

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