Assignments are a great way to apply your knowledge and improve the skills you’ve learned, without exiting the course! If you wish, you can also learn from fellow users by receiving feedback on your assignments, or by sharing your thoughts on theirs.
Completing an Assignment
Assignments are posted in the curriculum of the course. Just like lectures, you can begin an assignment by clicking on it in the curriculum accessible from the left hand side in the video player, or on the course dashboard in the Course Content section.
Once you have clicked on the assignment you will see the assignment title, and the amount of time the instructor thinks it will take for you to complete it. This will give you a quick indication of whether you have enough time to complete the assignment now, or return to it later. In addition, the assignment feature comes with a “save draft” option, so if you run out of time, you can save what you’ve entered and finish the assignment later. You can begin the assignment by clicking on Start Assignment in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Once you have begun the assignment, you can proceed through each section by clicking on Next at the bottom right of the page, or on the section title at the top.
Each assignment includes the following sections:
In the instructions section the instructor will outline what the assignment entails and what you will need to do to complete it. If the instructor has included any additional resources for you to refer to, they will also be included on this page.
Once you’re ready to complete your assignment, click on Submission at the top of the page, or Next at the bottom right.
The submission section is where you can enter your answers or add the content that the assignment requires. If at any point you want to save your assignment, and return to it at a later time, click on Save Draft at the bottom left hand of the page. What you have completed thus far will be saved.
Once your assignment is finished, you can select whether you want to share it with your fellow users. If you click on the share with my fellow students box, then users will be able to post feedback on your assignment.
If you have saved your submission as a draft and haven’t submitted it yet, you can return to it at anytime by clicking on Submission at the top.
If your assignment is finished and you’re ready to submit it to the instructor then click on Submit at the bottom left of the page. Please note: once your assignment has been submitted it cannot be edited.
To advance from the submission page to the instructor’s example, click on Instructor Example at the top of the page. If you need to review the instructions again, however, then simply click on Instructions at the top left.
On the Instructor Example page you can review the answers or solution the instructor has posted, and compare it to your own.
If you haven’t submitted your assignment, you can return to it by clicking on Submission at the top, or Add your Answer at the bottom of the page.
Reviewing another user’s work and providing your feedback will likely improve your own understanding of the course. On this page you can provide feedback on the assignments of up to three other users, who have chosen to share their work.
Completing Your Assignment And Viewing Feedback
Once you have submitted your assignment, and you have navigated through each section to the Give Feedback page, click on Complete Assignment at the bottom right.
The assignment will be marked as complete, and after the course instructor or other users post feedback on your assignment (if you have opted to share it with them), you will receive a notification from Udemy. The notification will include a link to the summary page that features the feedback.
Once feedback has been posted on your assignment, you can also review it at anytime, by returning to the assignment and clicking on Go to Summary at the bottom.
Commonly Asked Questions
How can I tell if a course includes assignments?
If an instructor has included assignments in the course then this will be indicated on the course landing page, in the course's information under Enrol Now.
Do I need to submit the assignment in order to complete the course?
Yes. Temporarily, you will need to submit the assignment, before the lecture can be marked as complete and you can receive a certificate of completion after you’ve finished the course.
Is the instructor required to post feedback on my assignment?
No. While we encourage instructors to engage with users when possible, they are not required to post feedback on your assignment. Just remember that you can also review the instructor’s own answers, examples or solutions for the assignment in the Instructor Example section.
Can I redo my assignment once I’ve submitted it?
No. Once an assignment has been submitted to the instructor it cannot be edited or redone. You can, however, go back and review what you submitted as well as the instructor’s solutions.
Do I need to provide feedback on other user’s assignments?
No. You’re not required to share your assignment with your fellow users or provide feedback on theirs.