Note: information for 2024 exams will be available on this page soon.

Online Exams

Recommended settings 2023

Important: for Turnitin LTI assignment tool (August 2022 onward)

Please insert the following text in the assignment description:

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 Online 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 Online Exams

Online Exams on your Blackboard course

  • A ‘Online Exams 2023’ area has been added to the course menu of every module where there is an Exam (April-July 2023).
  • 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 ‘Online Exams’ area is also where Programme Administrators will upload Exam papers and create submission points – to become visible at 09:00 UK time on the day of the exam.

Online Exams Practice course

All students sitting Summer 2023 exams have access to an Online 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 Online Exams



Page last updated on February 9, 2024 by Asif Muhammad

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