The Assignment module can function like an online dropbox to submit your work through CourseSpaces. Your instructor can then choose to grade your assignment within CourseSpaces and allow you to view your grade and/or feedback.

There are three possible Assignment submission types you may come across.

  • File Submission: This option allows you to submit files (Word docs, PDF's, audio, video etc.) to the instructor online.
  • Online Text Submission: You will type content directly into CourseSpaces and submit it to the instructor.
  • Offline: This is an assignment that is completed outside of the CourseSpaces environment. Instructors give the students instructions and a due date for an assignment. However, the assignment will appear in the CourseSpaces gradebook, once marked. (Example: an assignment written on paper in class)


Online Text Submission: It is advisable to compose and edit your submission in an external Word Processing application and then copy and paste your entry into the text box to reduce the risk of losing your work if your Internet connection is interrupted.