Things to be aware of before submitting

  1. Your assignment submission must be completed before 14:00:00 (UK time) to be on time. The submission deadline is based on the Blackboard server time - which can be seen next to your name in the top right hand corner of the Blackboard screen - and is recorded when your submission is complete, not when you click Submit. Our Blackboard servers are on UK time.
  2. You should only use the following characters in file names: a-z; 0-9; underscore _ ; hyphen - . Using other characters may corrupt your file on upload.
  3. Do not use long filenames over 120 characters long.
  4. You must provide the coursework in the format specified by your tutor, including the appropriate file extension. The required file format will usually be Microsoft Word with a file extension of .docx or .doc, but if you are in any doubt please ask your tutor. Your marks will suffer if your tutor cannot open or properly view your submission.

    Important note for Mac users: If you are using the iWorks application to create your document, in order that the file can be opened by the markers, you must export as *.docx using the File > Export function in iWorks. Apple Mac files such as .pages will not be accepted for marking, unless specified by the Module Leader.

    If you have used non-standard software to create your files, your tutor may not be able to open or properly view your submission. Discounted software is available to UWE students.

  5. To avoid upload issues, please ensure that files are closed before browsing to them and attaching to your submission.
  6. You may submit to the assignment as many times as you wish (perhaps making an early attempt to familiarise yourself) but ONLY the last submission you make will be assessed.
  7. If your last submission is after the deadline but within the 24 hour late submission period, this submission will be the one marked and NOT any earlier submissions. Marks for late submissions will have penalties applied.
    The marks you see listed in Blackboard are BEFORE any penalties have been applied. For information on penalties see the Guide to assessment rules.
  8. There is a 25MB limit on each file you attach to your assignment submission. Large files may take a while to upload so allow plenty of time before the deadline and wait for your submission to finish - it may appear like nothing is happening but please wait for it to complete. If you are unsure if your file has uploaded, check your receipt on the Coursework tab and make sure you can open the attached file. Please contact the ITS Helpdesk on 0117 3283612 as soon as possible if you are having trouble submitting.
  9. Do not leave submission to the very last minute. Always allow time in case of technical issues. The date and time of your submission is taken from the Blackboard server and is recorded when your submission is complete, not when you click Submit.
  10. You can attach more that one file but they must be in one submission. If you submit your files in separate submissions, only the latest submission will be marked.
  11. By submitting an assignment you are giving your personal certification that the content is your own work.
  12. It is your responsibility to make sure your coursework has been uploaded correctly. If it cannot be read and marked, it will be given a mark of zero. Please see our Checking your submission was successful guidance.
  13. Where appropriate, your coursework should be marked without the marker being aware who has submitted it. All submitted files are re-named before they are made available to markers. Please ensure that any file you submit does not include anything which compromises this i.e. do not put your name in the file itself. Please see our Protecting your anonymity guidance for further advice.

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