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How do I access my coursework submission deadlines?

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:

  • The units you are registered for
  • Coursework for each unit
  • The type of coursework ie. essay, portfolio, presentation, in class test etc.
  • Submission deadline(s) for each piece of coursework
  • Number of copies to be submitted
  • Whether it has to be run through Turnitin
  • Whether it is a group submission

From the Moodle Assessment area you can:

  • Download and print the relevant coursework cover sheets for your assignments.
  • Go to Coursework Information Site and access ‘My Assignments’

What is 'My Assignments'

‘My Assignments’ is individual to you – it shows:

  • A list of the units for which you are registered.
  • The units where the element of assessment is coursework.
  • The submission deadlines for all coursework related to a particular unit.
  • The location where the coursework is to be submitted.
  • Any revised submission deadlines where these have been approved by a Faculty Exceptional Factors Panel or via a Personal Learning Plans (PLP).
  • Coursework you have already submitted and the dates submitted.
  • Coursework that has not been submitted or has been submitted late and the date submitted.

What do I need to do to submit my coursework?

In ‘My Assignments’

  • Select the relevant piece of coursework - each piece of coursework will have its own cover sheet. Click ‘Download Cover Sheet’ and print.
  • Attach the cover sheet securely to your coursework.

Does it matter if I print the wrong coursework cover sheet?

Yes it does. Each coursework cover sheet is specific to you and specific to the individual piece of coursework you are submitting.

  • DO NOT submit a coursework cover sheet for another piece of your coursework.
  • DO NOT use another student's coursework cover sheet.
  • Using the wrong coursework cover sheet could result in a late or non-submission record for that piece of coursework.
  • Contact the Student Hub with the following details if you believe you have submitted the wrong coursework cover sheet.
    • Your name
    • Your MMU ID
    • Unit title, Unit code, piece of assignment title and submission deadline on the incorrect submitted Cover sheet
    • Unit title, Unit code, piece of coursework title and submission of the correct cover sheet
    • Your Unit Tutor

Can I print off my coursework cover sheet in advance?

Yes – As long as you are registered on the unit, the coursework cover sheet will be available to download.

If I lose my coursework cover sheet will I be able to print another copy?

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.

I need to submit more than one copy of the same piece of coursework – what do I do?

  • You only need to print off one coursework cover sheet.
  • Secure the copies together (or put in a plastic folder) and attach the coursework cover sheet.

The coursework is a group submission – what do I do?

  • If submitting as part of a group, every member of the group MUST print off their own coursework cover sheet
  • Tick the box on the coursework cover sheet indicating it is a group submission
  • Attach each member of the groups coursework cover sheet to the ONE piece of coursework

I have to submit my work via Moodle – what do I do?

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.

Moodle Assignment Submission

The icon shown below indicates a link to a Moodle assignment activity:

Moodle assignment submission icon

Download A Guide to Submitting Assignments in Moodle.

Turnitin Assignment Submission

The icon shown below indicates a link to a Turnitin assignment activity:

Turnitin assignment submission icon

Download A Guide to Submitting Assignments to Turnitin in Moodle.

Moodle Video Assignment Submission

The icon shown below indicates a link to a Moodle Video assignment activity:

Moodle video assignment submission icon

Do I need a cover sheet for work that I submit online via Moodle?

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.

Do I get a receipt for assignments submitted online?

Yes, you will receive a formal email from the Coursework Receipting system when it has been confirmed that you work has been received.

For submission to Turnitin assignment activities

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.

Screenshot of My Submissions tab

For submission to Moodle assignment activities

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.

Screenshot of Submission status

Moodle Video Assignment Submission

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.

Screenshot of video assignment submission

How do I know the date and time when my assignment is due to be handed in?

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.

Screenshot of Moodle assessments block

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.

I have submitted an assignment to Turnitin. Why was this required and what happens to my work.

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.

I have to submit my work on a CD/DVD/USB pen drive. How do I do this?

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.

Where do I submit my coursework?

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.

Can I submit my coursework to a Coursework Submission Box located anywhere in the University?

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’ .

The location(s) and availability of Coursework Submission Boxes for each Faculty/Campus are listed here and displayed on your ‘My Assignments’ page.

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.

Non-standard submissions (coursework too large to be submitted via the submission boxes)

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.

What confirmation do I receive to show that I have submitted my work?

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).

What if I cannot submit my work by the submission deadline?

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.

Late submission

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.

Non submission

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

In Year Assignment Recovery Scheme

  • In Year Assignment Recovery is open to Level 4 students who receive a mark of less than 40% for summatively assessed elements of assessments (this includes late submission) or who fail to submit summatively assessed elements of assessments by specified deadlines.
  • You will have received an email if you are eligible for this scheme, along with details of who to contact to discuss this further.
  • Please also see Scheme Details.

I have exceptional factors which have affected my ability to submit my piece of coursework by the submission deadline

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.

I have been granted a revised submission deadline by the Exceptional Factors panel how will this be dealt with?

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.

I have a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) - what do I do if I can’t hand my coursework in on time?

Does your PLP state that you can negotiate revised submission deadlines?

If yes – and you are experiencing difficulties meeting deadlines for reasons related to your disability

  • Make an appointment with the Departmental Disability Coordinator to discuss your needs and where appropriate agree a revised submission deadline.
  • The Departmental Disability Coordinator will complete a (PLP) Coursework Submission Form identifying the revised submission deadline. You will be given a copy and a copy forwarded to the Student Life Office.
  • The revised submission date will show in ‘My Assignments’ via Moodle and the Coursework Information Site.
  • You have been absent from the university and were unable to request a revised submission deadline or have missed your deadline for reasons related your disability (e.g. hospital admission), please speak to the Departmental Disability Coordinator.

If yes – BUT the reasons you are experiencing difficulties meeting deadlines are NOT related to your disability i.e an illness not related to your disability or a family bereavement

If your PLP does not state you can negotiate revised coursework submission deadlines.

  • And you are experiencing difficulty meeting deadlines for reasons related to a disability (e.g. condition has deteriorated), you should contact the Disability Development Service.
  • And exceptional factors prevent you from attending, completing or submitting an assessment on time then you will have to go through the normal exceptional factors procedures as detailed above.

Problems with submitting your work?

Some or all of my units are not showing in ‘My Assignments’

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.

I can’t print my coursework cover sheet

If the coursework cover sheet is not showing or it won't download correctly, please contact the Student Hub to resolve the issue

I have not received an email receipt what do I do?

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.

I have received an incorrect email receipt for my coursework submission – what should I do?

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:

Your name;
MMU ID;
The Unit Title,
Assignment 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.

Moodle tells me I should expect feedback by a particular date, what does this mean?

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.

What is the status of marks in Moodle?

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.

In Year Assignment Recovery Scheme (Level 4 Students Only)

Am I eligible for the scheme?

  • You will have received an e mail informing you of your eligibility for this scheme
  • Please also see Scheme Details.

How do I access my new coursework deadline?

How do I submit this coursework?

  • You should submit your coursework in the same way as your original submission (Coursework Submission Boxes or online).
  • A coursework cover sheet is available on the ‘My Assignments’ section of this site.

What confirmation do I receive to show that I have submitted my coursework?

  • You will receive an email receipt in your MMU email account.
  • Please note: submissions status under this scheme will NOT appear on your coursework page.