Assessment Submission

  • Many courses have assessed coursework
  • Some assessments are submitted electronically (usually via Blackboard), others in hard copy
  • It’s your responsibility to submit the right work in the right way at the right time

Backing Up Assessments

We strongly recommend that you back up your assessments regularly as you work. Keep copies of them in at least two physically separate locations.

Examples of places you can keep copies:

  • On your PC's internal drive
  • On an external drive or memory stick stored at a separate physical location
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Dropbox

Even after submission retain the submitted version in case you are required to produce it for any reason. By keeping copies of all of your assessment briefs and submissions you can evaluate your progress over time. Also retain any reference material you have used.

Submitting Assessments

You may have several assessments due around the same date. You can submit assessments early if this helps with your time management.

The University operates a fit to sit policy which means that by presenting yourself for an assessment (e.g. presentation) or submitting an assessment you are declaring yourself as fit. You cannot then claim you were unfit due to circumstances or illness affecting your performance.

Assessment Brief

Your module tutor will provide a formal assessment brief which should be located on the module pages of Blackboard.

Your Responsibilities

  • Check the deadline submission date and time. Usually assessments must be submitted by 11.59pm (online submission) or 4.00pm (hard copy submission). Confirm these details with your module tutor and on Blackboard.
  • Submit in the format indicated in the assessment brief or you could receive a zero.
  • Check that any CDs or DVDs open correctly when using a University computer.
  • Clearly label your work as per the instructions in the assessment brief.
  • Ensure CD/DVD/Memory Stick submissions are clearly labelled and attached to the official coversheet.
  • Retain a copy of any receipt issued following submission as you may need to present it at a later date.
  • Do not email your final assessment directly to the module tutor this is not an approved method of submission.
  • If you have any questions or are unsure of any instructions contact your module tutor.

Late Submissions

The University operates a strict policy on late submissions, see section of the A.2.5 of the Regulations for Taught Courses, so always submit your assessment by the deadline date/time.
If you submit after the allocated time on the deadline date, this will be considered a late submission and will affect your grade.

Online Submissions for Blackboard or Turnitin

If you submit your work via Blackboard you will receive an electronic notification which can be viewed via your submissions on Blackboard account. For Turnitin assessments you’ll receive a receipt in the form of an email to your University account.

Hard Copy Submissions

Any work that needs to be submitted in hard copy must be handed in to the the right place at the right time. This is usually the Advice Zone on your campus, before 4pm on the due date.

In situ submission can be arranged where this is more appropriate (for heavy/large submissions).

Cyflwyno asesiadau’n Gymraeg mewn modiwl Saesneg/Welsh Language Assessment Submission

Details of how to submit assessments in Welsh where the teaching language is Welsh can be found on Cymraeg yn y Brifysgol.