Editing (summative) assignments

How to edit settings for physical submissions

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

Turn editing on


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

Edit settings


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: 

Assignment name

4. Dates 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 automatically from Quercus to update 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).

Image shows date availability


5. In the 'Submission types' section, s
elect Physical Submissions and the required Submission location:

Submission types


6. 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.

Feedback types


7. In the 'Grade' section, turn off anonymous marking:

turn off anonymous marking


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

Save and display


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

A student help guide is also available.