Information Services

Setting Up Assignments

How to set up an assignment using the tools built into Learn.

The Learn assignment tool can be used by students to submit written text directly into a submission, or a file can be uploaded. Learn accepts most common file types such as MS Word, PDF, MS PowerPoint, and many image formats.

Looking for Help with Learn?

From the beginning of the 23/24 academic year, all new courses will be delivered using an updated Learn interface. In order to ensure that users can access support materials for current and previous year courses we have kept old support materials on Edweb pages and created a new Sharepoint Learn site full of useful resources for the new interface.

For Learn resources for current courses, please visit the Learn Sharepoint (University of Edinburgh users only).

Here you can access the most up-to-date information such as:

  • Good practice guidance
  • Training and support resources 
  • How to guides

To access support material for older courses please use the pages below as usual.


The full process of assessing online in Learn, is described in our guidance document:


It is also possible to submit your work stored in Media Hopper as an assignment.