Posts about: Blackboard and eSubmission

Assignment feedback: the good, the bad and the ugly…

10 April 2017
Catherine Tomlin

Catherine explains how to use your feedback.

So you’ve received your assignment mark and feedback. Happy? Disappointed? Shocked?

 

 

 

Here are a few tips on making use of feedback so your next essay is epic!

 

  • Don’t ignore your feedback. Your tutor has spent time explaining how you can improve. Although criticism is hard to take, it is the best way to learn and develop.

  • Confused by your feedback? Use our Feedback Glossary for commonly used feedback terms. Alternatively, get in touch with your tutor to discuss.

  • Take action. Think about what you can do to make improvements; Workshops? Online resources? Talking with tutors, friends, library support?

  • Spot patterns. It may be that a similar problem keeps popping up. Get support from your tutor or the Skills for Learning team to tackle the issue once and for all!

  • Create an action plan/checklist so you are clear on what you need to do and when you plan to do it.

  • Recognise you are at university to learn. You are here to develop skills and knowledge by making mistakes and learning from them. Our Student Diaries blog shows you aren’t on your own!

 

Do you know how to eSubmit your work?

3 April 2017
Amy Pearson

Amy points out handy resources to help you with e-Submission

Turnitin is used for the e-submission of your assignments. It is an online tool that you use to upload your work so that it can be marked by your tutor. You access Turnitin from Blackboard.

Important things you need to know about submitting your work for marking

  1. Use the correct naming convention for your files – your school may specify a particular format.
  2. Submit your completed assignment to the correct, FINAL submissions folder when it is ready for marking. Work submitted mistakenly to the DRAFT folder at this stage will not be marked.
  3. When you submit work for marking, you are accepting the submission declaration.
  4. Keep copies of email receipts from Turnitin as proof of submission.
  5. Check the file size. Files must be less than 40Mb. Contact your lecturer if your file is greater than 40Mb.
  6. Use an accepted file type. File types accepted are: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF or plain text. You can ask at The Library for help if you are not sure about a file type. For non text-based assessments (e.g. audio/video, etc.) your tutor may use the Blackboard Assignment Tool.

If you are unsure how to use Turnitin we have videos and guidance on the Skills for Learning website.

Struggling to get your essay started? Follow our 5 Steps to Essay Success

16 November 2016

essay sucess

Still baffled by Turnitin?

28 January 2015

turnitin logoDo you need help with e-submission using Turnitin? You can find plenty of online help via the Turnitin link on the Student Channel. The Library is also providing the following drop-in sessions in room AC202 in Adelphi library:

Tuesday 3rd February 1-2pm
Tuesday 10th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 17th February 1-2pm
Tuesday 24th February 1-2pm

No need to book – just turn up!

Baffled by Turnitin?

12 January 2015

turnitin logo

 

Do you need help with e-submission using Turnitin? You can find plenty of online help via the Turnitin link on the Student Channel. The Library is also providing the following drop-in sessions in room AC206 in Adelphi library:
Tuesday 13th January 10-11am
Friday 16th January 10-11am
Monday 19th January 10-11am
Tuesday 20th January 10-11am
Friday 23rd January 10-11am
No need to book – just turn up!

Struggling with your studies? Get Skills for Learning

11 December 2014

skills for learning captureSkills for Learning is a great new website that brings study support together in one easy to find place. It covers all the main areas of:

– Reading and writing

– Finding and understanding information

– Using and referencing information

– IT and digital skills

– Working with numbers

– Group work and presentations

– Assessment, revision and exams

– Supporting your dyslexia or disability

Go and have a look around the site to see what support you can get today from eLearning, videos and guides, or another day by booking onto a workshop, calling into a drop in or arranging a one to one appointment.

And don’t forget, there are also lots of great posts on this blog that will help you with your studies.

If you would like to comment on the site, make suggestions for things to add and things to change you can either post a comment here or email a.pearson@salford.ac.uk