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This page looks at some of the assignment settings to be considered for an online or take home activity, and makes recommendations.

Assessment and feedback policy

It is recommended that take home assignments are not covered by the University Assessment and Feedback policy.

This is not the default - to exempt the assignment, tick the box indicated in red.

Extension and late submission policy

It is recommended that Extensions are still handled in Myplace - this is the default setting and you don't need to do anything.

Late Submission with automatic penalties is not recommended however. Tick the box in red to exempt your assignment from this.

Availability dates

Even if automatic late submission penalties are disabled, you may want to consider setting up a submission grace period. This should now be done manually.

You can find these Availability settings near the top of the page, above Assessment and feedback policy.

Under availability, both a due date and a cut-off date are specified, as you can see in green.

The due date is the deadline; the cut-off date is the date after which no more submissions can be made (without a formal extension).

The cut-off date may be greyed out - please check the box is ticked, shown in red.

Here, the dates in orange show a deadline of the 20th and a cut-off date of the 25th, providing all students with a five day grace period.

Unlike the Myplace late submission system, no reason will be captured, nor any automatic penalty applied.

Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings

It is recommended you enable the turnitin plagiarism plugin, and not display originality reports to students. This is the default behaviour and should already appear as it does in red.

Submission settings

It is recommended that students are not required to click the submit button. This is the default behaviour and should already appear as it does in red.

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