Online assignment submission for students

Introduction

There are different types of online assignment submissions available to Solent University students. 

The type of submission and the tool used is determined by your lecturer.  For every submission, you can expect an assessment brief giving you clear instructions of what type of assignment is required. 

For all online assignments, you will have an Assignment Upload link on your unit (unless instructed otherwise by your lecturer).  Your lecturer will set this up depending on the requirements of the assessment and could include a file submission, video submission, myPortfolio submission, etc. If it is not clear what is being asked of you, you must seek advice from your lecturer.

If you are asked to upload an essay, report or dissertation, these text-based assignments are sent through to Turnitin which checks your work to see if it matches previous submissions or is copied from other sources such as the internet or ebooks. You will be given a similarity report (even if your assignment is under 'draft' status) and be able to see where you need to correct any referencing or citations to avoid plagiarism. See 'How to upload your assignment/file'.  Also make sure you check what type of files are accepted by Turnitin (see information about file types).

UNLESS THE ASSESSMENT IS EXEMPT FROM ANONYMOUS MARKING, your lecturer will set up all online submission links for anonymous marking. This means that your name will be unknown to the marker when they assess your work. This offers advantages as the marking will be unbiased and your mark is given purely on the quality of the assignment submitted.