Frequently asked questions about submitting Assignments

Why am I seeing Late against my assignment submission when I submitted in the late submission window?

Since the introduction of the late submission window at UWE, students will not see a late flag against their receipt on the Coursework area for any submissions made after the due date/time but within the late submission window.

However, there are some areas of Blackboard which cannot be controlled by UWE. The Marks or My Marks area of Blackboard will display the word 'Late' where the submission was received after the due date/time. Please be assured that this is not an indication of any marks penalty.

How do I know that I need to submit online?

You instructor will tell you if you must submit your coursework online through Blackboard.

In addition, notification of an upcoming online submission will be displayed in the Coursework area of Blackboard

Where do I find my coursework assignment?

Your assignment will be listed on the Coursework area in Blackboard, usually two weeks before the submission date. It will also be visible in the course, usually in the Assessment folder, or if for a resit, in the Resit Materials folder.

Please see our Coursework area guidance for further information.

What is the correct file format?

Your instructor will tell you what file format is required - usually it is Microsoft Office Word. The file format required should also be detailed in the assignment instructions.

It is your responsibility to submit coursework in a format your instructor accepts. Do not use the Submission or Comments text fields unless your instructor tells you to do so. Your marks will suffer if your instructor cannot open or properly view your submission (for example, if you did not follow instructions on acceptable file formats).

If in doubt, check with your instructor.

Can I submit .pages files?

.pages files are produced from the iWorks application using Mac. You should only submit .pages files if you have explicitly been told to do so by your instructor.

If you been told to submit in Microsoft Word format, in order that the file can be opened by the markers, you must export as *.docx using the File > Export function in iWorks.

How do I attach my coursework?

Please see our Submitting Assignments guidance.

I’m trying to submit but Blackboard isn’t doing anything

The time that your submission takes will depend on your internet connection and the size of the file you have attached.

Once you have pressed the ‘Submit’ button, please stay on the page i.e. don’t navigate away, and wait for the submission to complete.

If the process doesn’t complete after ten minutes or if you receive an error message, please contact the IT Service Desk on 0117 3283612 as soon as possible.

How do I know that my coursework has been submitted successfully?

Please see our Checking your submission was successful guidance.

How do I view my mark and feedback?

Once marking has been made visible to students, your mark and any feedback provided will be displayed on the Coursework area in Blackboard. Alternatively, you can access from the Marks area.

Please see our Coursework area guidance for further information.

Who can I contact for further help with submitting online?

If you are unable to submit or experienced an issue - please call the IT Service Desk on 0117 3283612 as soon as possible before the submission point closes.

We want all our students to be able to succeed and so we want to support you if personal difficulties or circumstances affect your studies and mean that you may be unable to complete, submit or attend assessments. If this happens to you please contact the Information Point and we will give you advice and support.

For queries about your mark or feedback - please contact your Module Leader.

For queries about coursework requirements - please contact your Module Leader.

Are the marks shown in the Coursework area in Blackboard final?

No. All marks displayed through Blackboard are unconfirmed and before any penalties have been applied.

Your agreed marks for all assessments and modules will be available through myUWE once they have been confirmed by the Field Board.

Why are my marks different in Blackboard and myUWE?

The marks in myUWE are the official marks as held in the University’s student records system. There are a number of reasons why there might be differences between marks in Blackboard and myUWE, such as the outcome of an assessment offence investigation or a missed assessment or exceptional removal of a mark application, moderation or other normal changes. If you believe there is an error, please contact your School Student Programme and Support (SPS) team

Where can I get further advice on Assessment Policy?

Advice is available on the student Academic Information Assessment web pages. Alternatively, please get in contact with the Information Point.

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