Using online learning best practice, you will have a variety of assessments throughout your studies which in many cases focus on applying what you’ve learnt to your workplace or industry. The type of assessment may include, but isn’t limited to forum discussions, assignments, quizzes and recorded presentations.

To help you to plan your study around your family life, commitments, and obligations, all your assessment due dates are provided two weeks in advance of each subject start date.

If you are already an AIB student, head to the Assessments page within the Study Support site for key resources relating to the submission and grading of your assessments. There are also several key policies and procedures, available on the AIB website, which you are encouraged to refer to. These are:

The AIB Style Guide sets out the guidelines you should follow when preparing your assessments and is one of the key documents you’ll refer to throughout your studies. The AIB Style Guide also explains how to produce different types of academic writing (e.g. descriptive, evaluative, analytical and critical) and includes a section on setting out your written assessments and the layout which you should follow.

It is important that your work is presented as per the requirements of the AIB Style Guide as you’ll be awarded some marks for structure, communication style and language within your assessments. More information on the preparation of your assessments can be found in the Study Skills section of the Student Learning Portal.

Top tips:

  • The AIB Style Guideis updated regularly, so please refer to the most recent version available within the Study Support site.
  • You should use the AIB Style Guide in conjunction with the specific requirements of your subjects’ assessments as these will vary according to each subject.

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Good teaching demands that students are exposed to a variety of assessment types which are relevant to that subjects’ learning outcomes. All AIB assessments must also meet our definition of an ‘Authentic Assessment’ so that they are:

  • practical and engaged with real world contexts and scenarios,
  • situated in contemporary contexts and related to current issues,
  • personally meaningful to students and designed to allow students to draw meaning from their professional (or life) experiences, and
  • informed by theory and applied in practice, or in a scenario-based simulation of real-world practice.

Key resources:

  • The Assessment section of your learning material outlines everything you need to know about your subject assessments including the assessment question, weighting, word count and due dates.
  • The Assessments page on the Study Support site takes you through general submission guidelines, academic integrity resources, writing and referencing support resources and support for understanding your grade and feedback.
  • The Assessment Policy and Procedure.

Top tip:

All our assessment and webinar timings are based on the Adelaide time zone, which shows at the top of student learning portal screen. To keep things simple, we recommend that you export the study calendar and ensure these important dates are imported in your local time zone. Also, if you’re using the myAIB app, your assessment due dates within your calendar and your reminder notifications will be shown in your local time.

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  2. Are there any sample assignment templates?
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As all AIB assessment and webinar timings are provided based on the Adelaide time zone, a handy clock showing the current time in Adelaide can be found at the top left of your screen. To make things easier, you can select your own time zone when exporting your subject calendar or when adding your subject webinars to your private calendar; just remember to select the correct time zone from the options.

Adjusting your subject calendar to your time zone
Your important subject dates and deadlines will be displayed in the Adelaide time zone on the student learning portal, however you can export the calendar to a file, or URL, and import it into your preferred mail application with your time zone settings. To do this:

  1. Go into the calendar, and then select “export”.
  2. Select the types of events and the date range you’d like to export, and
  3. choose whether to export a URL (to import into Google Calendar or other online calendars) or a file (for Apple Mail, Outlook and other applications).

Top tip:

If you’re using the myAIB app, your assessment due dates within your calendar and your reminder notifications will be shown in your local time.

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  1. Can I submit an assessment for feedback before submitting the final version?
  2. How do I access the AIB Style Guide?

To help you with the structure of your assignment, head to section 5 (Report Format) of the AIB Style Guide . Here you will find a detailed explanation of the content you should include within each section.

Your Online Learning Facilitator may be able to provide you with an annotated sample of your assessment prior to the due date to help you understand the assessment requirements. Annotated sample assessments illustrate both criteria which have been well completed and areas where improvement is required. They serve as a guide rather than a model. You can also find an AIB Report Format Template (.docx) and a couple of annotated sample assessments in the Study Skills section of the Student Learning Portal.

Your OLF and subject teams may also provide more information in your class webinars, so keep an eye out for them! If you can’t attend your class webinar in person, don’t forget that these are always recorded for you to go back to or to listen to offline.

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Absolutely! Any work that you submit to AIB will be strictly confidential between you and the AIB examiners. Head to the AIB Privacy Policy for more information.

If you’d like to keep the name of your organisation anonymous, remember that you not only need to de-identify the name of your organisation but also remove any brand names from figures or diagrams. You might find that the best strategy is to use those reports to create your own templates and tables and to source them as ‘created by the author’ at the bottom of the figure/table in your report.

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  1. What format should my assessment be submitted in and where is the submission link?