See the Succeed in your Studies website for help and advice with your academic work.

Submit to Turnitin

In many departments you will be asked to submit work to Turnitin. Turnitin will check the similarity of your work to a database of content from the web and other students' work. For instructions on how to submit your work, see the page on How to submit your work to Turnitin.

Other types of assessment


To take a test in Blackboard:

  1. Click on the name of the test. This will often be in the Assessment and Feedback page of your Blackboard course.
  2. Read the Instructions for the test or survey, then click the Begin button to start taking the test. If it is a timed test, the time will start once you click Begin.
  3. Answer the questions. Your answers will be saved automatically as you go along.
  4. Once you have finished, click Save and Submit to complete the test or survey
    Save and submit
  5. Click OK in the bottom right of the screen to see your results. What you see will depend on what type of test it is and how it was set up. For example in some cases you may see feedback on your answers and the marks allocated for each question, in others you may only see the overall mark.

Tips to avoid problems

  • Use Chrome.
  • Close all other programs while you take the test.
  • Maximise the browser window for the test and don’t resize it.
  • Only use the buttons within the test itself to move between questions. Do not use the browser’s Back, Forward or Refresh buttons.
  • Single-click rather than double-click on buttons to move between questions or submit the test.
  • Using the mouse wheel may change your selected answer, so click on a blank area of the page first.

Blackboard assignment

You may be asked to submit work to a different type of assignment: a Blackboard assignment, which is different from Turnitin. This can be used to allow one person to submit work on behalf of a group.

  1. Click on the name of the assignment
  2. Upload your file: you can drag-and-drop the file directly into the 'hot spot' or click a button to browse for the file
    Upload file Bb assignment
  3. Click Submit
  4. You will see a purple bar at the top of the screen that includes your submission confirmation number. You will also receive an email confirmation of submission.
    Bb assignment submission confirmation

How to see your marks and feedback

The way you can see your marks and feedback varies depending on the type of assessment. See the How do you see your marks and feedback page for details.

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