The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.

The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;

  • Blackboard
  • ePortfolios
  • WebLearn
  • RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)

The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.

For submissions using Turnitin

All submissions using Turnitin within Blackboard are a valid e-Submissions, as the e-Submission declaration wording is presented to students for each upload via the Turnitin interface.

For submissions using all other RMIT teaching technologies

For assessment submissions on RMIT teaching technologies not using Turnitin, the following wording and a link to the assessment declaration website must be included as part of the assessment instructions:

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment

I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/declaration)

It is recommended that staff copy and paste the text and URL into the electronic assessment documentation that will be read by students.

Please note that for group assessments an individual upload must be made by each student to formally authorise and acknowledge their contribution to the assessable work.

Further details on the process are available from the authorisation of assessment website.

Further information

Good practice

  • Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
  • Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
  • Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.



Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process.