University Assessments

Whilst studying at Salford you will need to complete a range of assessments. On this page you can find information about some of the common assessment types you may need to complete.

Assessment Submission

For submission advice and guidance (including help using Turnitin), please see your Assessment Support Module listed under your modules in Blackboard. This area contains the draft submission area for using Turnitin for text matching.

Assessment methods

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In Introduction to assessment methods you will learn about formative (practice for success) and summative assessments, how to approach the different types of assessment you may be asked to complete and the purpose of different assessment methods.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of assessment methods. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

Understanding your assessment brief

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In Understanding an assessment brief you will learn about the different parts of the assessment brief, how to use your assessment brief to plan and complete your assessments and where to get help if you don’t understand the assignment brief.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

Assignment tips and support

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In Assignment tips and support you will learn about resources available to help you build the confidence and skills to submit first time and on time. There are so many resources and services available to help you do this successfully and this will guid you through them.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

Approaching your assessments: 6 steps to success

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In Approaching your assessments: 6 steps to success you will be introduced to analysing the task and planning your research​, finding and evaluating information​, reading and note taking​, planning and writing​, editing and submitting​ and using feedback.

Estimated duration is 5 minutes.

How to e-Submit your work for marking

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In How to eSubmit your work for marking you will learn how to submit a draft assignment, what an Originality Report is and how to findand interpret it, how to submit your work for marking and how to access your grades and feedback.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Approaching your essay

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In Approaching your essay you will learn how and when to get started with your first draft, how to structure paragraphs and essays, what to include in an introduction and conclusion and how you can use evidence to write objectively.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

Approaching your presentation

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In Approaching your presentation you will learn how to: plan a presentation, create good slides and deliver your presentation with confidence.

Estimated duration is 9 minutes.

Effective group working

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In Effective group working you will learn how to: approach working with others, designate roles and responsibilities and group work etiquette.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Approaching your poster presentation

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In Approaching your poster presentation you will learn what an academic post is, how to approach your poster, design ideas and how to present your poster.

Estimated duration is 10 minutes.

Writing a review of an article, performance or book

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In Writing a review of an article, performance or book you will learn what a review is and isn't, how to approach writing a review and how to structure a review.

Estimated duration is 10 minutes.

Preparing for and delivering an online presentation

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In Preparing for and delivering an online presentation you will learn about preparing for an online presentation and get some tips for delivering it on the day.

Estimated duration is 5 minutes.

Video submissions

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Learn how to record narration and create a video using a PowerPoint presentation and how to use Screencast-o-Matic, a software tool which can record your screen and also allow you to add video material from other sources to produce a finished video.

Estimated duration is 30 minutes.

Approaching your business report

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In Approaching your business report you will learn what a business report is and how to approach writing one.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Approaching a literature review

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In Approaching a literature review you will learn about planning your search, finding literature, evaluating and organising your material and writing your review.

Estimated duration is 60 minutes.