Unisa Assignments: How to Submit Your Assignments Online

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Are you facing challenges with Unisa assignments submission? Unisa assignments can be submitted via myUnisa dashboard or placed in a Unisa assignment box, posted to the University of South Africa, or submitted via courier.

At UNISA, assignments help lecturers to see whether you understand the module, and they help you to learn the work and prepare for exams.

They’re critical and compulsory – you won’t be allowed to write the examination unless you’ve completed the relevant assignments.

It is important to always keep a copy of your assignment in case the university does not receive an assignment and you are requested to re-submit a copy.

Watch this video which shows you how to prepare, format, complete & submit Unisa assignments or read the guide below.

How to submit unisa assignments

Here is a step-by-step instruction for submitting online assignments.

To submit an assignment, use a file format that can be uploaded to myUnisa. These formats are listed in the “Specify the type of file” drop-down list on the submission screen.

A pdf file is the preferred option (formatting and layout are retained). Do not submit assignments in write-protected/read-only pdf formats. Use only the Adobe pdf format.

Information on pdf converters can be found on your dashboard under “Electronic
”. Navigate to the assignments tool to start the process.

When you click “Continue”, your assignment will be uploaded to the Unisa network.

This may take several minutes depending on the size of your assignment and the speed of your internet connection.

Once the assignment is received, its details will be displayed on your screen for final checking. You can either go back and make corrections or click on the “Submit assignment” to submit it.

Ensure that your answers to multiple-choice questions are ready before connecting to
the internet. It will cost you money to work out answers while online. Check for mistakes before submitting your Unisa assignment.

Don’t wait until the closing date

Try to submit your assignments at least 3 working days before the due date, as you may experience unforeseen problems (e.g. your internet connection is down) on the day you want to submit my Unisa assignments.

Don’t run into grace period issues

Don’t submit the same assignment via two separate channels (eg myUnisa and the post). Any documents/assignments uploaded to your myUnisa admin must be virus-free.

If you repeatedly submit documents with viruses, you may lose the right to use my Unisa student portal.

Assignments of modules offered fully online must be submitted online. Hard copy unisa assignments submitted for online modules will be returned to the student unmarked.

Assignments submitted via myUnisa admin which are marked onscreen (except multiple-choice question assignments, blogs, portfolios, and discussion forums) will be available for viewing on my.unisa.ac.za.

Notification of the marked assignment (together with a link) will be sent to your myLife e-mail account. Download your marked assignment, so that you have access to it even when you are offline.

Unisa’s Assignment Division does not accept requests to cancel assignments submitted via myUnisa. It is your responsibility to ensure that the content of your assignment is correct before you submit it.

You can also join Unisa telegram groups to know assignment deadlines.

How to submit MCQ answers via Unisa MCQ app

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unisa mcq mobile app screenshot

The Unisa students can now submit their multiple-choice assignments via their mobile phones or tablets.

And here’s how to submit your multiple-choice assignment answers using the Unisa mobile application (Unisa MCQ app).

Steps to follow:

  • Download and install the Unisa MCQ app from Google Play Store
  • Install and start the application on your phone
  • Select the “MCQ Assignment” option
  • Login with your myUnisa* credentials
  • Select your module
  • Select the appropriate unique assignment number
  • Select appropriate answers to the assignment questions
  • Send your answers
  • Receive immediate onscreen confirmation

Submitting via assignment boxes

If you live near Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Polokwane, or Durban and prefer to deliver your completed assignments personally, you may post your assignments in the assignment boxes, preferably two days prior to the assignment due date, at these Unisa campuses.

Do not post envelopes containing money in any of the assignment boxes. The University of South Africa does everything possible to ensure that assignments reach us safely, but the university cannot take responsibility for the loss of assignments as a result of fire or theft.

Assignments posted to the university must be in the envelopes supplied to you when you registered. Except for weekends and public holidays, the assignment boxes are emptied daily by Unisa staff.

The collection time is approximately 07:00.

If you submit an assignment via an assignment box and do not receive a confirmation via SMS from Unisa within 7 working days of submitting the assignment, contact the Assignment Division.

For more on myUnisa assignment, visit Unisa assignment info page.

Frequently asked questions

How do I submit unisa assignments?

To submit your assignment,
1. Load assignment file from your PC to myUnisa dashboard,
2. Verify the file details for final submission of your written assignment,
3. Click on the Return to Assignment List button to go back to the Assignment overview screen.

Where do I find Unisa assignments?

How to get unisa assignments

You can find Assignment results on your dashboard.
1. On the right side of your screen, click on the first important links (Submit assignments (MCQ & File uploads)
2. Enter your student number and password to log in.
3. You will receive an SMS with your assignment result as soon as the result becomes available.

How do I check my Unisa assignments?

You can myunisa Assignment results by;
1. logging into your myUnisa to view your results online OR.
2. Enquire via email to the email address: assign@unisa.ac.za (indicate your student number in the subject heading).

Does Unisa accept late assignments?

All assignments must be submitted on or before a specified due date for marking. No late assignments will be marked. Due to the tight time constraints of fitting everything into a semester, UNISA does not consider late assignments for marking.

What is the pass mark for Unisa assignments?

UNISA requires an average mark of 50% for a pass.

What is unisa portfolio assignment?

As part of your assessment you may be asked to submit a Portfolio.

Portfolio are summative assessment but will be administer via the assignment submission platforms or as indicated in the TL 101. The results of your non-venue based summative assessment, will not be available until the examination results are made available.

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