Clicking on the button above will take you to UQ's assessment assistance area, which provides assistance in using various online assessment platforms and tools, such as Blackboard and Turn-it-in.
Q: Can I have an extension?
The granting of extensions is not automatic: you need to provide evidence to support your request.
Please note that simply having another piece of assessment due at the same time or simply wanting more time to do a better job is not considered an adequate reason for an extension. Managing competing priorities is part of the skill set you are required to develop as a student. I will be as generous and understanding as I can but for me to approve an extension you have to give me something to work with :-).
This is meant to be challenging. It is not meant to be soul and life destroying. Please submit an extension request so I can at least consider your needs and try to help you.
Q: How is the turn-it-in originality report used? Should I be worried about the %?
Turn-it-in is used in two ways in this course: developmentally and as a plagiarism checker. If you have never seen Turn-it-in before please see the library website (button above) for a quick overview of the way Turn-it-in works to check for originality.
As you will see under the Folder Assessment/Assessment items folder, I have set up Turn-it-in so you can submit as many times as you like up to the due date. This is a great way to double check that you have included all your references and have mastered Turn-it-in. It can take up to 24 hours to generate an originality report so you might not want to be trying to do this on the day that the assignment is actually due! Please note this is an automated system. I don't generate these reports so there is no point emailing me to ask me to check originality for you. I can see exactly what you can.
If plagiarism is detected there is a formal process for dealing with it. Please see the relevant school and university policies.
Lecturers can set up Turn-it-in at different levels of sensitivity. I have set up Turn-it-in to pick up any substantial similarity between your work and another.
In this course, the plagiarism checker is used simply as an indicator. So just because you have a green or yellow similarity band there is no need to panic. It is not an automatic penalty. It is just a signal to take a closer look and do a quick check to ensure all is well. That's why the option of multiple submissions has been set up for you, so that when you submit you know you can relax.
UQ takes plagiarism very seriously. If you have any concerns about plagiarism or are unsure what it is and how to reference, please attend a Student Services workshop as early as possible.
Q: How do I know if my assignment submission went through correctly?
Hi everyone I know a few of you are new to the joys of on-line assignment submission. It's a double-edged sword - on one hand it's great not to have to come in and hand in the physical copy, but there's always that fear that the submission didn't go through, or that the process distorted your submission. So a couple of things to remind and reassure you: 1. For your own protection ALWAYS keep the copy of the turn-it-in receipt. If you didn't receive one try reloading it, or contact IT Help for assistance. 2. The process of submission often makes the version of the assignment that you see look distorted and even mangled. The version at my end will be fine. IF I think there is something odd going on or have any questions I will contact you. I can recognise the difference between someone who couldn't be bothered formatting an assignment and a weird looking IT error. 3. I found this short video EXTREMELY useful for understanding the turn-it-in process and helping to understand how it works. I encourage you all to watch it so you will feel more confident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqNwj8HSVKc
Q: How and when do I get my final marks and paper back?
Q: I've checked Blackboard and I can't see a mark for my final piece of assessment. Where is it and how do I get my work back? A: The final piece of assessment is not released to students until the university has finalised all grades for the semester and released those to students. Once this occurs we can post the marks on Blackboard. If your final piece is an essay you can then access the feedback through the grade centre. (Exam papers are not released back to students).
Q: I disagree with my grade. How do I ask for a re-mark?
Click on the School of Social Science Student Support button above to go through to the website. There you will find the policies, processes and forms for asking for a re-mark. Please note, being dissatisfied with a grade is not enough to ensure a remark and approval by the school is not automatic. You will need to have grounds and make a case utilising the marking criteria.