e-Submission enhances the student experience of submitting coursework, viewing grades and receiving feedback.
These pages contain all the information you need to know about submitting your work online.
Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and is used by staff and students to support learning.
Each academic module has a Blackboard course attached to it and students are automatically enrolled on Blackboard courses each semester.
Students use Blackboard to access module learning materials, eAssessment and for collaboration.
Turnitin is being used at Salford as a tool for e-submission and matching text electronically to assist you in checking for plagiarism. Where appropriate to the assignment, you will submit work to Turnitin for marking. You may also be offered the opportunity to submit draft assignments to Turnitin allowing you to see any text that Turnitin has matched to its data bank and check that it is correctly referenced.
Accessed via Blackboard, work submitted to Turnitin is checked against millions of internet, book and journal sources. For draft assignments, Turnitin produces an originality report highlighting which parts of the assignment have been matched.
See your module handbook for further information
Make sure you submit your assignment to the correct, FINAL submissions folder.
Work submitted mistakenly to the DRAFT folder will not be marked.
In some programmes or modules Turnitin may have been set up with two folders. If this applies to you, one is the DRAFT folder and the other is the FINAL folder. You may submit your assignment into the DRAFT folder to check for plagiarism and self-rectify, but remember you must submit your assignment into the FINAL folder for it to go through for marking.
Only your lecturer can tell you how and where to submit your assignment. If you are asked to submit your assignment electronically through Blackboard using Turnitin, make sure you know from your lecturer where the submissions folders are.
You can only submit once to the final assignments area.
Yes. You will see on screen confirmation that you have submitted your assignment and you will also receive the confirmation by email to your student email account.
Every assignment is different and your lecturer will determine whether it is appropriate for the assignment to have an option of draft submissions. If there is a draft submissions area, the lecturer will tell you where it is.
To submit a draft assignment:
Your Originality Report is ready to view when the coloured bar is coloured, not grey.
Your first originality report should be available in approximately 5 minutes (although it may take longer). For any further drafts of your assignment that you submit it may take up to 24 hours for your originality report to be ready.
Our User Guide How to interpret a Turnitin ‘Originality Report’ [pdf] contains important information about your Originality Report, including how access the original report, what kind of information is held within the report and filtering options.
If you have been recommended marking stickers in your Reasonable Adjustment Plan, you should ensure you attach an electronic sticker to your work. If you are eligible to use these, they will be sent regularly to your student email address. Disability & Learner Support has written a guide Stickers for marking considerations on how to attach stickers. If you have any questions, contact Disability & Learner Support on 0161 295 9000.
Collaborate is a web conferencing tool where staff and students can interact in an online environment in real time. You can chat to each other using a headset and even see each other if you have a webcam. Your lectures and tutorials may take place in a virtual classroom in collaborate and sessions can be recorded by the tutor for later viewing.
Before you can use Blackboard Collaborate you need to download and install the launcher.
Click on the link to watch a brief video showing you how to use Collaborate as a participant.
Watch this video to find out how to use the Audio Setup Wizard. You should do this each time you use Collaborate.
You are now ready to join in with Collaborate. To access a session, log in to Blackboard and access the relevant module from your courses list. Select the Collaborate link from the menu and click on the Join Room icon.
Select the Recordings Tab to view previously recorded sessions. Remember to change the start date to search for recordings then press Go.
Collaborate allows users of mobile devices to connect to sessions on their Apple and Android devices. Download the Collaborate App from the App store for your device. A complete list of supported devices is available on the Blackboard Collaborate Portal
For further help visit:
For support with Blackboard Collaborate contact Service Desk on 0161 295 5535 or at firstname.lastname@example.org from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
For out of hours or additional technical support you can visit the Collaborate Technical Support website to get assistance. From this webpage you can use "Live Chat" to text chat in real time with a technical support person to get advice. Alternatively, you can phone the dedicated Collaborate support line (phone numbers from your location given on webpage). The calls are free from North America, UK, Ireland and Australia.