Take Home Exams

This guidance contains information and recommended settings for Summer 2022 Resit Exams.

Guidance for 2023 exams – see Recommended assessment tools for online exams 2023

Recommended settings

Recommended settings for Take Home Exam submission points – Summer 2022 Resits (Word document) Updated for 2022 Resits

Important: Resit exams where students submit to a Turnitin  assignment will need to use the new Turnitin LTI assignment tool

When setting up Turnitin assignments for Resit exams, please insert the following text in the assignment description:

For help submitting to the new version of Turnitin, see the student help site: How to submit to Turnitin

Make sure you download a copy of your Digital Receipt immediately after submission, and save it to your University One Drive.

  • This is designed as a working document for Programme Administration teams, to help them apply consistent settings for the Exam submission points and tests.
  • The document details our recommended settings. Some settings are marked ESSENTIAL – they have been agreed at University level and must be applied to all Take Home Exams.
  • Academics: if you have questions about the settings being applied for your module exams, please check these with your Programme Administrator in the first instance.
  • EMA Integration for Take Home Exams

Take Home Exams on your Blackboard course

  • A ‘Take Home Exams 2022’ area has been added to the course menu of every module where there is an Exam (April-July 2022).
  • This area contains
    • A copy of the generic Coversheet which is being inserted into all exam papers.
    • Details of where students should go for help.
  •  The ‘Take Home Exams’ area is also where Programme Administrators will upload Exam papers and create submission points – to become visible at 10:00 UK time on the day of the exam.

Take Home Exams Practice course

All students sitting Summer 2022 exams have access to a Take Home Exams Practice course.

The Practice course is intended to give students the opportunity to test downloading and uploading documents, understand what instructions they will see on exam papers, as well as to identify and resolve any technical issues ahead of the exam period.

All types of submission points are available, and this will allow the students to test the different exam types Schools will have set. The Practice area will be open throughout the exams period and students can access it, and submit to it, as many times as they want.

Students on modules using Gradescope for exams this summer will also have been provided with access to a Gradescope practice exam.

If you wish to check out the resources that students have access to, you can can self-enrol on any of the Practice courses.

Guidance on marking Exams

Please note that much of this guidance is generic, not specific to marking assignments for exams.

Marking Blackboard Assignments

Marking Turnitin Assignments

For Resit Exams see Turnitin LTI: Changes for Markers

Blackboard Tests



Guidance to students

Exams guidance

TEL support resources for students about Take Home Exams