Turnitin helps support the development of your skills in preparing written assignments and consists of three primary tools:
Note, the Academic Integrity pages explain the University's definition of unfair practice in both written and video format.
Everything you need to know to get you through your online assignment submissions.
There are two main types of online submission (Blackboard and Turnitin assignments). Your tutors will usually ask you to submit text-based assignments (such as essays) using Turnitin, and large files (such as videos) using Blackboard assignments.
For all assignments, make sure you check the due date in MyBeckett.
This is what they look like in MyBeckett:
Wi-fi is great for catching up on Netflix, but wireless connections are prone to various connectivity issues when submitting marked assignments or large files (video files).
Try not to submit at peak usage times (10:30- 13:30) and if multiple people are submitting in the house, consider staggering your submissions.
Consider taking a trip to the Library as the computers on campus enjoy faster upload speeds than most home PCs. If you're submitting large files (e.g. video files), we strongly recommend submitting from one of our fast, wired connections here at the University.
A table of average upload speeds for different file sizes is displayed below. This should only be taken as a rough guide, but it does give you a basic idea of how long you can expect to wait:
When it comes to technology, if it can go wrong, there's always a chance it will. So hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Leave yourself plenty of time to submit your assignments and potentially to contact help or support staff if something goes wrong.