How do I know whether my work is paper or electronic submission?

All submissions are on Blackboard due to Covid-19 restrictions. For more information, see our Covid-19 pages.

How do I submit via Blackboard?

IT services has a step by step guide for submitting via Blackboard. Please note that Blackboard is no longer supported by both Internet Explorer and Edge.

Do I need to put my name on my work?

You should not put your name on your work. If submitting electronically through e:Vision, a coversheet is fixed via the upload process with your student number and module details to your work before it is printed off for marking. 

I am entitled to use sticker to identify that I have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD). How do I apply this to an electronic submission?

Student Services  assesses students for SpLDs and, if approved, it updates the Student Information System with your details. When you upload your work, add a note (left hand side of submission screen) saying you have an SpLD sticker.

I am entitled to use sticker to identify that I have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) but the option is not appearing when I upload my work. What should I do?

There may be a delay between applying for a SpLD and having it appear on the system. Contact your Hub for advice. 

I have a lot of coloured graphs and diagrams. Can I submit these electronically?

Blackboard will show coloured graphs and diagrams as long as you have saved it in a format which displays colour. Remember to check your work before submitting it.

My module is set up for electronic submission but I want to submit a paper copy. Am I allowed to?

There are no paper submissions this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Will my work be marked online?

For e:Vision, your work is printed off and given to the markers in hard copy. You then collect your printed out work for any feedback. For Blackboard, your work will be marked online; feedback is then subsequently available online.

Will electronic submission mean that I will get my marked work back later than with paper submission?

No, the 20-day turnaround applies to all coursework assignments.  

I have made a mistake and uploaded the wrong file. What do I do?

For e:Vision, you can upload the correct file any time up to the deadline; uploading a new file overwrites the file you previously uploaded. For Blackboard, you can upload drafts any time up to the deadline but if you need to resubmit a final version, you will need to speak to the Hub for access.

My PDF is bigger than 5MB. What can I do?

This limit is in place to ensure that the system works efficiently and should be large enough for the majority of coursework assignments.  Reduce the file size of large pictures and graphs using the Compress Pictures tool under the FORMAT tab (Image 1) or optimize for Minimum Size when saving your file (Image 2).


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How do I get a coursework coversheet to hand in with my paper copy?

Paper submissions are not accepted due to Covid-19 restrictions.

How do I know which Hub to hand in the work to?

This is printed in the top right hand corner of your coursework coversheet.

What exactly should be pre-printed on my coversheet?

The coversheet will auto-populate with a barcode (unique to the module assignment and student number) and delivery point (the Hub managing the module), plus Section A fields: Student Registration Number, Module Organiser, Module Code, Module Title, Assignment Due Date and Assignment title. Students only need to add in their actual word count, the marker’s name where they have been asked by their lecturer to do so, and apply their Specific Learning Difficulty sticker if appropriate.

My coursework has attachments (3D items, discs etc). How should I submit them?

All assessment are designed for Blackboard this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Coursework coversheet has a Word Count Box. Do I have to fill this in?

Yes. Work will be penalised if it goes over the word limit. Please record the actual number of words in the text of your assignment. It should not include appendices, footnotes, endnotes, bibliographies, data, coding, graphs, charts, diagrams, tables and their labels.

What should I include in my word count?

The count should include the words in the text, footnotes and endnotes (non-bibliographic), references in the main text, tables and illustrations and if applicable the abstract, title page and contents page; it should not include appendices, bibliographic footnotes and endnotes, bibliographies, data, coding, graphs, charts, diagrams, and their labels.

Can I submit to the Hub after the staff have gone home?

All submissions are on Bb this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

I have an extension for a piece of work. What is the hand-in process?

This year's Covid-19 restrictions mean that Blackboard submission points will remain open 10 working days after your deadline. If you cannot submit at this time, the submission point will reopen for Phase 2 submission which takes place in August. See our Covid-19 pages for more information. If you are having problems, contact your Hub.

I submitted my work on time. How can I check this?

Assessments submitted electronically are time-stamped during the upload process; this is displayed via e:Vision.

I don’t receive a receipt for work handed in via the drop-box. How do I know that it has been safely received?

The ‘Assessment and Awards’ section of your e:Vision page updates once the work has been logged on to the system, which is usually the day after the deadline.

I handed in my work early, but my e:Vision record hasn’t logged the receipt of it.

Work is not logged until after the deadline, so please check again the day after the deadline. If it still isn't logged by the end of the following day contact your Hub.

Can I use paperclips or staples to secure my coversheet and work?

Assessment submission is on Bb this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

I haven’t printed off a coversheet, and do not have time before the deadline. Can I submit my work without a coversheet?

Assessment submission is on Blackboard this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Contact your Hub if you are having problems.

What happens if I cannot print or see my coversheet?

Assessment submission is on Blackboard this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Contact your Hub if you are having problems.

Do I print my work single- or double-sided?

Assessment submission is on Blackboard this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Contact your Hub if you are having problems.