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These are the recommended assignment settings for assessments (e.g. Examinations) that are to be submitted during a Formal Assessment Period. See Online Exam Guidelines for guidance on settings for other Myplace activities that may be used for examination activities.

Availability dates

As you will see below, it is recommended that automatic late submission penalties are disabled. If you do decide to disable automatic late submission penalties, you may want to consider setting up a submission grace period. This should be done manually.


If you are not disabling the late submission penalties, you can leave the cut-off date in red unticked, you will not need to specify one.


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.


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. This is not the default. Tick the box in red to exempt your assignment from this.


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.


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.






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