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Digital Assessment: Canvas and Turnitin

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Assignments, online marking and feedback

Online assignments are set up through Canvas. There are two main types of assignment tool, Canvas or Turnitin. Deciding which to use will depend on your Learning Outcomes, and your choice of marking tools. The University has agreed the Online Submission and Marking Principles governing the submission of assessments through Turnitin and Canvas.

Moderated Assignments

What is your moderation workflow? 

Assignments can be moderated in Canvas. The most appropriate approach depends on how the marking and moderation are being done. See the drop-down menus below.

Supporting Students with Digital Assessments

Student unable to submit 

It is not possible to submit a file on behalf of a student for either a Canvas or a Turnitin Assignment.  If a student is experiencing problems submitting an assignment contact the IT Service Desk via NU Service. 

Guidance for students on how to submit assignment on the Academic Skills Kit pages.

Feedback for Students 

Information to support students on Accessing Student Feedback is also on the Academic Skills Kit pages.