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Assessment

Canvas Workflows: In order of preference.

  • Academics have to wait until the “available until” date has passed and the assignment is closed. This guarantees that there will be no more submissions, This will be 1 week after the due date of the assignment as per the late submission rules, unless teams wish to bring that forward?
  1. Impact of this is that marking cannot start until 1 week after the due date.
  2. Positive impact: All students have the same opportunities to submit for assessment and there is one single assessment opportunity set up
  3. Better for administrators

  • Academics start marking all submitted work 24 hours after the due date has passed. After 24 hours any work the student submits can only receive a 40% mark. The majority of students do not submit after this date.
  1. The impact of this is that students can still submit after 24 hours and thus will still need marking in a “mop up” process
  2. Canvas allows for this by filtering all submissions in SpeedGrader either chronologically or by the “marked or not” flag for easy access. It should be quite easy to see who has submitted after marking has started.

  • Academics set up assignments to close on their due date and create a separate assignment that opens on the due date but is called “late submissions” or something similar. This way marking can start on the original submissions that were in on or before the due date. All of the students who submit to the “Late assignment” can then be felt with separately. 
  1. This is the least preferable workflow as it creates duplicity.
  2. This option all is not perfect as you either have to add students to the late submission manually or risk that students who have already submitted in the original submission, submit again in the late submission opportunity in error.
  3. This has high overheads for both administrative staff and academic staff who have to create and monitor two assignments for every assessment.
  4. High risk of student submitting to the “on time assignment” AND the “Late submission”.

There is always the potential that s student submits an inferior piece of work as another submission opportunity and would be marked accordingly. However, this HAS to be the responsibility of the student. They choose what work to submit whether that is their best work or not.

We had a similar issue in eBridge that a student might submit an inferior piece of work initially and because eBridge did not allow the student to remove the work and re-submit a different piece, they had to apply to their tutor to get it changed. This could just as easily be done for a student submitting in Canvas in error after the due date or with an inferior piece of work. They would have to ask their tutor for an “extension” which Canvas easily allows for in the assignment.

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Penalties for late submissions define what is considered as a “late submission”. Anything submitted after the given deadline is considered a late submission and how the penalties apply will affect when marking should/can start on the submissions.

The details of what penalties are applied for a late submission are below, but in summary:

“24 hours after the deadline has passed, a piece of work can only receive 40% or 10% deduction from the original mark – which ever is lower.”

The impact of this on assignment marking is the following recommendation:

Marking can begin 24+ hours after the original due date has passed

This allows sufficient time for students to submit work and obtain the appropriate penalty for submitting within 24 hours and not being penalised to the minimum mark (or lower).

 

Late submissions are defined as follows according to the Academic regulations Chapter VII. Paragraph 32.

1. The following penalties must be adhered to:

(i)    Penalties are a percentage of the maximum mark available for the assessment element which has been submitted late

(ii)   All coursework assessments must have a published submission time which should be no later than 4pm and this time must be communicated effectively to students

(iii)  Departments delivering non standard modules may apply to FLTAC (or equivalent) for exemption from (ii)

(iv) The late submission penalties which must be applied to coursework submitted after the published deadline are:

·       Up to and including 24 hours after the deadline, a penalty of 10%

·       More than 24 hours and up to and including 7 days after the deadline; either a penalty of 10% or the mark awarded is reduced to the pass mark, whichever results in the lower mark

·       More than 7 days after the deadline, a mark of zero is awarded.

Explanatory note (added May 12)

·       Para. 31: the definition of coursework does not include assessments which are scheduled, for example, examinations, presentations, performances and practicals.

·       Para. 32: Examples applying the penalties in (iv) for coursework submitted up to and including 24 hours after the deadline:

§  If the maximum mark for the assessment is 100 and a student submits the assessment 2 hours after the deadline, the student’s mark will be reduced by 10 (so that a mark of 65 will be reduced to 55, a mark of 48 will be reduced to 38 and so on).

§  If the maximum mark for the assessment is 50 and a student submits the assessment 2 hours after the deadline, the student’s mark will be reduced by 5 (so that a mark of 40 will be reduced to 35, a mark of 36 will be reduced to 31 and so on).

 

Examples applying the penalties in (iv) for coursework submitted more than 24 hours and up to and including 7 days after the deadline:

 

Where the maximum mark for the assessment is 100

Student A B C D E
Pre-penalty mark 100 50 45 40 30
10% penalty (of the maximum mark – in this case 100) 90 40 35 30 20

or

Mark awarded is reduced to the pass mark 40 40 40 40 40
 
Outcome (the lower mark) 40 40 35 30 20

§  These penalties should be taken into account when deciding submission dates.

§  Where multiple submissions (hardcopy and electronic copy) are required guidance must make clear to students whether failure to submit in only one format constitutes ‘non submission’.

 

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