This assignment is designed to encourage the development of professional skills through the completion of weekly activities relevant to the role of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional. Please refer to the UnitProfile to see how this assessment item relates to the UnitLearning Outcomes.
These objectives will be measured by the ‘closeness of fit’ to meeting the assessment requirements and marking criteria.
General Assessment Criteria
Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Participation Activities items 1 (PA1) and 3 (PA3) must focus on the topics given in the specifications for each item. Any assessment items outside the required topic may be awarded 0 (zero) marks.PA1 and PA3 must be submitted as per the requirements.
PA3 is focused on addressing requirements of the Report (Assessment 3). The intent of PA3 is to provideyou with constructive feedback to help you successfully complete the Report. Therefore PA3 must focus on the case study scenario given in the Report Assessment Specification(Assessment 3) or you may be awarded 0 (zero) marks and receive minimal feedback.
If you use Track Changes when writing PA3 you must ensure that the submitted document is the finaland correctversionof the document. That is, if your PA3 submission contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks it maybe awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of all your written submissions.
Participation Activities 2 (PA2) and 4 (PA4) are on-line Quizzes and you will get one (1) chance only to complete them.They must be completed before the due date and time. Owing to the nature of quizzes individual extensions are not possible.
Formatting and Structure:
Written submissions for PA1 and PA3 should demonstrate a logical flow of discussion, and be free from typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. They should be prepared in MS-Word (or equivalent) using 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing and margins of 2.54 cm. Check each assessment for specific requirements.
The 4 participation activities (PA) are scheduled to be completed in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 10.They are due at 5 PM AEST on the following Monday or as advised below.
PA1 – Moodle online submission before5:00pm AEST on Monday of Week 3
PA2 – Online Quizcomplete before 5:00pm AEST Thursday week 5 (no individual extensions).
PA3 – In-class assessment for internal students and it must be written AND submittedduring class time in Week 6. This assessment activity must be completed in the class in week 6. Therefore it is compulsory for ALL students to attend the whole workshop in Week 6. If you are late you may be excluded from the workshop as your tardiness may interfere with other students completing their assessment during class time. Any students who cannot attend their workshop (in-class or online asscheduled by your local lecturer)will need to provide acceptable evidence. For example, if you are sick you would need a doctor’s certificate in the approved form (see Assessment Policy and Procedure – Higher Education Courseworkin the policy portal
All assignments will be checked for plagiarism (material copied from other students and/or material copied from other sources) using TurnItIn. If you are found to have plagiarised material or if you have used someone else’s words without appropriate referencing, you will be penalised for plagiarism which could result in zero marks for the whole assignment. In some circumstances a more severe penalty may be imposed.The University’s Academic Misconduct Procedureis available in the policy portal
Useful information about academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism) can be found at:
CQUniversity referencing guides
Guidelines with respect to self-referencing are available in Week 5 of the COIT20249Moodle Unit website.
This Unit is included in the Academic Integrity pilot project run by the Office of Learning and Teaching. Your local lecturer will explain the details of the activity.
PA1 and PA3 are to be uploaded in to Moodle. In addition, PA1 also needs to be emailed to your local lecturer. The submission links can be accessed throughthe Assessment block on the Moodle Unitwebsite. PA2 and PA4 are online quizzes that need to be completed in Moodle.The submission/quiz links can be accessed through the Assessment block on the Moodle Unit website.
For PA1 and PA3,the uploaded documents must be fully submitted for grading purposes. When uploading PA1 you can fully submit it for grading purposes or it can be uploaded as a draftbefore the due date and time. At the due date and time Moodle will auto-submitany submissions that are in draft status.
If yourPA1 is uploaded after the original due date and time oryou have been granted an extension by the Unit Coordinator you must manually submit PA1.
PA3must be fully submitted for marking by the end of the workshop in Week 6.
Further details on completing the submission process are available via the ‘Moodle Help for Students’ link in the Support block of your Moodle pages.
Assessments left as drafts on Moodle after the deadlines accrue late penalties. Late submissions will attract penalties at 5% per day of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure – Higher Education Coursework in the policy portal