eSubmission allows the student to submit a digital copy of their work and for academics to retrieve student’s work in their own time through Course Resources (Blackboard). As more students produce digital work it is important to provide them with a way to submit this for assessment quickly and easily. Technology allows us to do this integrating the submission and feedback process within systems familiar to the student like Course Resources.

Why would I use technology to aid submission?

  • Students do not need to come to campus to submit their work
  • Text based submissions can run through TurnitinUK to create an originality report
  • A submission is automatically receipted via an email to the student (Turnitin only)
  • Student submissions are all in one place for all staff on modules to view
  • Provides a variety of electronic feedback options where feedback can be left directly on students work

 

How do I use technology to do this?

The technology you use to provide students to submit their work electronically will depend upon the format of the submission.

 

ESubmission using Turnitin 

TurnitinUK accepts most submission types but is particularly useful for text-based submission as it provides an Originality Report to compare text within the submitted work with other sources. It also provides a number of different marking tools including in-line grading, drag and drop comments, audio feedback and rubrics. The majority of eSubmission points will be set up using TurnitinUK, although it is limited to files of a maximum of 40MB.

Click here for our guide: Creating a submission point in TurnitinUK

ESubmission using the Course Resources Assignment tool

The assignment tool within Course Resources does not use Turnitin but another tool called Safe Assign to provide originality reports (this is not as effective as Turnitin for picking up matches as it uses a much smaller database of sources). It does still provide a number of different marking tools including inline grading, drawing tools, text and audio feedback. It also allows you to submit files bigger than 40MB.

 

If you ever have problems accessing the system take a look at What can I do if I can’t access the system?, this will guide you through the process of getting help. Support for students can be found at www.derby.ac.uk/esub. This helps to explain all the steps in the eSubmission process and provides information on where students need to go to get help.

The below sections will talk you through the eSubmission process:

 

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