If you are new to iQ Academy, welcome to the family! And, if you are an existing student we hope you are enjoying your journey with us. No matter where you might be in your studies, we know that it is important for our students to have peace of mind. So we have compiled a very useful and informative guide on how assignments work at iQ Academy. We want the process of achieving your goals to be as stress-free as possible.
Read on to understand some important info and FAQ’s. If you still need assistance feel free to reach out to your lecturer on iCan or give us a call on 086 111 5054.
Different types of assignments
iQ Academy offers different types of programmes:
- Short Courses;
- Higher Certificates; and
- The Diploma in Business Management
Each type of programme has a different assignment or assessment requirement. So, you might be wondering, what is the difference between Short Course assignments and Higher Education assignments?
In our short course programmes the assignments make up the entire course mark for the whole programme. Each short course has a specific number of assessments which need to be completed in order for a student to complete an entire course, in a given period. At the moment, our short course programmes are offered over 6 to 12 months. In this time, you will be required to submit the designated number of assessments for the course, and you will be provided with opportunities to submit corrections for assignments that you have not yet passed. There are also no examinations in the short course programmes.
In the Higher Education programmes, your assignments are completed once, and based on the marks you receive you will either qualify for a summative assessment or you will not. You need to achieve a minimum percentage to write the summative assessment in the Higher Education programmes. This will apply to each module in a programme, and all Higher Education Programmes will require you to complete more than one module.
Assignments in the short course programmes are also moderated internally, whilst selected modules in the Higher Education programmes may require external moderation. External moderation is conducted by qualified academics from other Higher Education Institutions, whilst internal moderation is completed by qualified academics employed within iQ Academy. Both types of moderation ensure the highest standard of marking and interpretation of the memorandum, to ensure all of our assessment processes are compliant to CHE (Council on Higher Education) standards related to assessment.
Frequently asked questions about assingments
How to submit your assignments
Before submitting your assessment, make sure to watch the iCan Help Videos located in the blue bar on the left-hand side of the iCan landing page. These videos can also be accessed from your module or course page. We have tried to make your assessment submission process as easy as possible. As such we have created videos that provide detailed instructions on various topics. Please note, you must be logged in to iCan to view these videos:
- How to upload your assignment on Desktop
- How to upload your assignment on Mobile
- Where to find your results on Mobile
- How to communicate with your Course or Module Lecturer
- How to upload your assignment
- Assignment Submission Rules
- Where to find your results and feedback
- As well as, how to reset your password, should you experience some difficulties along your learning journey.
Having said that, let’s recap on the methods and processes involved in submitting your assignments:
Tips for stress-free assignment preperation and submission
It is important to us, that you get the most out of your learning journey. As such we have put together some pointers on how to ensure you succeed in submitting your assessments: