Editing (summative) assignments

How to edit settings for text based document submissions

If students will be submitting text-based files (e.g. Word and PDF files) to go through Turnitin:

1. Go to your module and Turn editing on (top right of your screen).

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2.  In the 'Assessment' tab find the appropriate 'Quercus' assignment link. To the right of this link, click on Edit, then Edit settings.

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3. The 'Assignment name' is not editable however if the name is fundamentally incorrect, contact student.registry@solent.ac.uk. Further, detailed instructions should be added to the 'Description' field. 

4. Dates and times can be viewed in the 'Availability' section but are not editable. If they are incorrect, contact student.registry@solent.ac.uk who will update Quercus; new dates will come through to SOL the next day.

  • Allow submission from - This does not need to be enabled; submissions are allowed as soon as the correct submission type has been selected.
  • Due date - This is the final submission date and the time is always 16:00.
  • Late submission - This is 5 working days after your due date and the time is always 16:00.
  • Remind me to grade by - This is the date that grading must be completed by (20 working days of the submission date).

5. In the 'Submission types' section, select File submissions. If Turnitin is being used the maximum file size must be set to 100MB.

Only the following file types will generate a Turnitin similarity report: .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, .pdf, .txt, .htm, .html, .hwp, .odt, .wpd, .ps and .rtf for files that are 100MB or less.  For students that use MACs, please note Apple Pages (.pages) are not accepted by Turnitin and will not generate a similarity report. For information, see Turnitin's website about file types.

If students are required to upload multiple files, increase the number under 'Maximum number of uploaded files'.   

7. In the 'Feedback types' section, select your feedback requirements; either Feedback comments and/or Feedback files

  • Double Marking enables two extra marks, from separate tutors, to be added to the student grading page, in addition to the final grade. 
  • Sample allows specific assignments to be marked for inclusion as part of a moderated sample.  
  • Academic misconduct allows a flag to be set where academic misconduct is being investigated. This will not be shown to students. Where academic misconduct is suspected, please see the guidance on the Portal or email academic.misconduct@solent.ac.uk, ext: 6586.


8. It is University policy to implement anonymous marking by default but this can be disabled if specified in the unit descriptor; the 'Anonymous marking' setting can be found in the 'Grade' section.

9. Click Save and display. All other options can be left as default.

If you need any help setting up your assignment links, please contact ltu@solent.ac.uk or ext. 5100.