Scanning work ready to upload to Moodle

If work is hand-written, it is possible to use a mobile phone and 'scanning' software to photograph the work, remove the background colours, and save as a PDF file


Scanning software will:

  • remove background colours, so the work is easier to read
  • rotate and crop the pages, so only the relevant parts are shown
  • save the file as a PDF so that it is ready to upload to Moodle

How to scan

There are various apps available on phones for scanning documents; the videos below explain how to use two of these apps depending on the phone manufacturer:

Apple: built-in software - "Notes"



Android: free download - "CamScanner"


Uploading the work to a Moodle assignment

  • Ensure you have logged in to moodle. On the home page, scroll down to find the relevant course, eg "GCSE History 2023"
  • Scroll down to find the relevant assignment from your teacher and click on it:


  • You will get a screen that shows the assignment; it may or may not show the grading criteria, any extra documents or details about any marking that's already happened. Click "add submission" to upload your work:


  • You will get a screen that will allow you to click and select the file you want to upload; clicking the large blue arrow will allow you to select a file on your computer to upload:


  • In the pop-up box, select 'Upload a file', 'Browse' for the file you want to upload and 'Upload this file':



  • Make sure you 'Save changes'


  • And check that the 'submission status' for the assignment changes to "Submitted for grading": That's it done.


Last modified: Thursday, 21 January 2021, 1:16 PM