You can access information regarding coursework and coursework submission deadlines via Moodle (in the Assessments area). Within this area you should find the following information relating to coursework:
From the Moodle Assessment area you can:
‘My Assignments’ is individual to you – it shows:
Yes it does. Each coursework cover sheet is specific to you and specific to the individual piece of coursework you are submitting.
Yes As long as you are registered on the unit, the coursework cover sheet will be available to download.
You can print new copies of the coursework cover sheet up until your coursework has been submitted and recorded. Once the piece of coursework has been submitted and recorded in the database, the Download Cover Sheet link is replaced by the date your coursework was submitted.
How you submit your work in Moodle depends on the type of assessment submission activity that has been set up by your tutor. Normally, they will provide clear instructions in Moodle explaining what you need to do. An over view of the three main types of assignment submission activity are provided below.
The icon shown below indicates a link to a Moodle assignment activity:
The icon shown below indicates a link to a Turnitin assignment activity:
The icon shown below indicates a link to a Moodle Video assignment activity:
You do not need to attach cover sheets to assignments that are submitted only online. However, if you are required to submit your work online (e.g. to Turnitin for originality checking) and as a printed copy you will need a cover sheet to hand in the printed copy of your work.
Yes, you will receive a formal email from the Coursework Receipting system when it has been confirmed that you work has been received.
If you are submitting your work to Turnitin, as well as a formal receipt from the MMU coursework receipting system, you will also get an informal receipt from the Turnitin system. Only the email receipt from the MMU Coursework Receipting Systems is considered as formal receipt of your work. You can check the status of any submissions in Turnitin at any time by following the link to the Turnitin activity and selecting the My Submissions tab.
For submission to Moodle assignments you will receive only a formal email from the Coursework Receipting system. You can check the status of any submissions in Moodle assignment activities at any time by following the link to the Turnitin Moodle activity and looking under the Submission status heading.
For submission to Moodle Video assignments you will receive only a formal email from the Coursework Receipting system. You can check the status of any submissions in Moodle Video assignment activities at any time by following the link to the Moodle Video assignment activity. Your uploaded videos will be listed as shown below.
You will find the date on which your assignment is due in the Assessment block on the right hand side of the Moodle unit area.
Important Note: “You must submit your work on the deadline date. Please do not leave it until the last minute to submit your assignment, in case you encounter any difficulties. If you are submitting online, you are strongly advised to submit your work by 9.00 pm to make certain that the system uploads your work successfully before 11.59pm. Your work will automatically be recorded as a fail if it is not processed by 11.59pm.”
Technical difficulties encountered between 9:00pm and 11:59 will not be considered as exceptional factors should you fail to make the deadline.
There are two main reasons that your tutors might be using Turnitin. This will normally be explained to you by your tutor in the assignment brief.
1. To check the originality of your work.
“Students agree that by taking a course at MMU all required assessed work may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin.com site.”
2. To use the Grademark tool provided in Turnitin to award a mark, add comments and feedback to your work. Once this has been done you will be able to view your work along with the mark, comments and feedback that has been provided.
You need to print out a coursework cover sheet as usual and submit via the Coursework Submission Box.
For a CD or DVD, place the disc inside a protective case or CD sleeve and put it, along with the Cover sheet inside an A4 plastic pocket wallet (like those you put inside A4 ring binders), and secure the top with staples. Alternatively use a plastic folder that closes securely.
For a USB Pen drive, secure (sellotape) the pen drive to the cover sheet, and place inside an A4 plastic pocket wallet (like those you put inside A4 ring binders) and secure the top with staples.
Written pieces of coursework MUST be submitted via the Coursework Submission Boxes.
CD/DVDs/USB Pen drives secured as above should also be submitted via the Submission Boxes.
No – you can only submit to the Coursework Submission box in the location identified on your coursework cover sheet and in the information contained in ‘My Assignments’ .
Access to Coursework Submission Boxes is dependent upon the various opening times of University Buildings and availability may vary during University vacations. University Buildings are closed on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year's day.
Alternative arrangements/locations are in place in each Faculty/Campus ie a studio, a lab. etc for the submission of larger or non-standard pieces of work, ie journals, garments, portfolios, artwork and dental devises that do not fit into the blue Coursework Submission Boxes.
Information in ‘My Assignments’ and your coursework cover sheet will identify the submission location for your coursework.
Print your coursework cover sheet and hand this in at the alternative location identified in ‘My Assignments’ page and on the coursework cover sheet.
The Coursework Submission Boxes are emptied regularly during the day and coursework is logged the day it is submitted.
The submission deadline for all coursework is 9.00pm on the submission date.
An email receipt is sent to your MMU email account once receipt of your coursework is logged. Please check your MMU email account regularly.
You will receive an email receipt within 12 working hours of submission (email receipts for work submitted late Friday will be sent the following Monday).
If for any reason you feel you will be unable to submit your work by the specified deadline you should immediately make an appointment to see or speak with your Student Support Officer.
If you submit the piece of coursework after the submission deadline you will receive a “Late Submission” email, and information in ‘My Assignments’ will automatically update to record the work as a ‘late submission’. Note: a mark of zero will be applied to all late submissions.
If you fail to submit coursework you will receive a "Non Submission" email notification, and information in ‘My Assignments’ will show ‘non-submission’ against that piece of coursework. Please note that if you do not undertake coursework based assignments and you are a student on a Programme participating in the Student Engagement Monitoring Scheme, this will trigger further correspondence regarding non-engagement in your programme of study.
Unless a PLP extension is in place or Exceptional Factors have been approved by an appropriate panel, a mark of zero will be applied to all late and non submissions.
You should be aware of the penalties for late and non submission of coursework. These are outlined in the Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes of Study
If you feel you that exceptional factors have affected your ability to submit your piece of coursework by the submission deadline you should complete an Exceptional Factors Form (EF1) explaining the circumstances affecting your ability to hand in your work by the submission deadline. For further information on the procedures relating to Exceptional Factors, please refer to the Guidance Notes.
The Student Life Office will be informed of any revised submission deadlines. The information in Moodle and in ‘My Assignments’ will automatically show the revised date.
You may not be registered on all your units. Visit the Student Hub to ensure you are registered on the correct units. If you are not registered on a particular unit you will not be able to print the coursework cover sheet to submit your assignment.
If the coursework cover sheet is not showing or it won't download correctly, please contact the Student Hub to resolve the issue
First check your spam account/junk mail folder
Check the information in Moodle and ‘My Assignments’ to see if your piece of coursework has been recorded as submitted
If still no email receipt and no record in ‘My Assignments’, then contact the Student Hub/Student Life Office.
If you have received a Late Submission e-mail and you have been granted a revised submission deadline either from the Exceptional Factors Panel or as a result of negotiations relating to your PLP, please email the Student Hub with the following information:
The Unit Title,
The original submission date
The date you submitted your work.
Also submit confirmation from the Exceptional Factors Panel or if you have been granted an revised deadline as a result of your PLP, the PLP Coursework Submission Form signed by the Unit Tutor or designated member of academic staff.
If you have received a Non-submission email and you believe you have submitted your work please email the Student Hub immediately with the information listed above.
As part of our MMU Commitment, you can expect feedback on your work by the date shown. Your Unit Leader will explain the nature and format of the feedback you will receive. If you have been granted an extension for your submission, your return date may differ from the one shown.
Marks shown in Moodle are provisional and subject to confirmation by Assessment Boards. It is therefore possible that the final marks you receive are different from your provisional marks.