IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SAFARI USERS:

When using Safari an empty file is uploaded.

As a workaround:

  • Use a different browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox
 

What type of file should I submit?

Before you start, we recommend the following: 

• Use a wired internet connection as opposed to wi-fi

• Use Google Chrome as a web browser; avoid using Safari (IOs browser)

• If you have large files with high quality photographs, compress them first

• Make sure you allow plenty of time to upload your document. Aim to submit your assignment as early as possible and if you are submitting on the due date, start the process two hours before the submission deadline.

 

Always follow the guidance given by your tutor for your specific assessment.

As a general guide and for standard written pieces of work, you should submit Microsoft Word or PDF files.

If you have been asked to submit presentation files you should submit in Microsoft PowerPoint.

If you have been asked to submit a spreadsheet you should submit in Microsoft Excel.

If you have been asked to submit video, you *should not* be using Turnit in – please contact LTS.

If you have been asked to submit files in any other formats, please refer to your course or module-specific directions. In the absence of specific instruction from your course or module please do not submit files in any format other than Word, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your marker being unable to access your file and the submission marked as ‘non-received’. 

 

Asking for Specific Feedback or SpLD (yellow sticker)

There is no comment box within Turnitin.  If you wish to leave Comments for your marker, request specific feedback or declare a verified Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) please write your message at the top of your work before uploading it.  For example, if you are eligible for the SpLD sticker scheme, and wish to inform your marker, please write YELLOW STICKER or “YS applied” at the top of your Microsoft Word document before uploading it.


For more information, please see the Student Support Service details about the Sticker Scheme.

 

 

Standard coursework (PDF/Word) submission

Step 1 – Open your submission point

In your Blackboard module, select either Formative Assessment or Summative Assessment or Reassessment from the menu.

Then open the submission point for your assessment by selecting the appropriate  assessment number. Submission points will appear 7 days before the due date.

You will see two submission points for your assessment.  One for ‘Before Deadline’ and one for ‘After Deadline’.  The ‘Before Deadline’ submission point will close on the due date and time.  While you can still view your feedback from here, you will not be able to submit after the due date and time.  If an extension has been approved, you must use the ‘After Deadline’ submission point instead.

1. Click on the ‘>>View/Complete’ link 

2. Select your name from the drop-down menu in the ‘Author’ field – your first and last name will be auto populated for you

3. Write the name of your essay

Step 2 – Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and comments to marker

There is no comment box within Turnitin.  If you wish to leave Comments for your marker, request specific feedback or declare a verified Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) please write your message at the top of your work before uploading it.  For example, if you are eligible for the SpLD sticker scheme, and wish to inform your marker, please write YELLOW STICKER or “YS applied” at the top of your Microsoft Word document before uploading it.


For more information, please see the Student Support Service details about the Sticker Scheme.

Step 3 – Upload your files

Click on ‘Choose from this computer’ to select a file.  Click on the ‘upload’ button.

Step 4 - Check your work

You should see a blue bar at the top of the conformation screen.  Please check this is the correct document and press the ‘Confirm’ button.

Step 5 - Confirmation screen

If your upload is successful, you will see a green ‘Congratulations’ bar at the top of the conformation screen.

 

Reviewing Submissions

The submission point is open 7 days before the due date and remains open after the due date. You can review your submitted work at any point.


In your Blackboard module, select either Formative Assessment or Summative Assessment or Reassessment from the menu.


Select the relevant submission point from either ‘Before Deadline’ and one for ‘After Deadline’.  


Click on the ‘>>View/Complete’ link


Click on the ‘View’ button

 

 

Locating your digital receipt 

You can find your digital receipt by following these steps

 

What if I Submit the Wrong Work?

Before Deadline

You can submit your work multiple times before 3pm on the original assessment due date.  If you choose to resubmit your work, your earlier submission will be replaced.

After Deadline

You can only submit your work once. If you accidentally or incorrectly submit work contact your Learning & Teaching Hub to have the incorrect attempt ignored.

 

Collecting Grades and Feedback

When your tutor notifies you that your work has been marked, return to the Formative Assessment or Summative Assessment or Reassessment area, and select the relevant ‘Before Deadline’ or ‘After Deadline’ assessment point. 

1. Click on the ‘>>View/Complete’ link

2. Click on the ‘View’ button

3. To view the feedback:

     a. Grade: your grade will appear in the top right-hand side

     b. Speech bubbles: click on the speech bubbles on the main page of the    assignment to view comments

     c. Quick Marks: click on the quick marks to see a fuller explanation.

     d. Rubrics: if your instructor has a rubric, you can view this by clicking on the ‘View Rubric’ button on the top righthand side, this will pop up in a separate window.  You can download your assignment with all the comments attached.

 

Discrepancies between Blackboard and e:Vision

Grades released in Blackboard are provisional.

Any extensions or penalties are neither recorded nor made visible in Blackboard.

Following their release on Blackboard, provisional grades are transferred from Blackboard to e:Vision (UEA’s student information system).

Once in e:Vision, and where appropriate, any extensions or penalties will be applied.

 

Futher Help

If you have any questions about anything connected to assessments, including uploading your work to Blackboard please contact your tutor or your Learning and Teaching Hub.


The Formative and Summative submission points give you access to online help pages..

 

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