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Submission of coursework assessments

Submitting assessments in 2023/24

All summative coursework assessments for taught degrees will be submitted online via a University-approved anonymous online system. Either:

  • Inspera
  • Moodle (for Continuing Education courses)
  • SAMS (for Saïd Business School courses)

 The Submissions Desk in the Examination Schools is no longer open to receive any submissions.

Candidate number

Your candidate number is available in Student Self Service on the Examination and Assessments page - this differs from your university card and student number. 

If you have written your name on your work, your anonymity could be affected in the marking process. It is your responsibility to ensure that you only use your candidate number.

For information regarding research degree submissions, please consult the Research examinations webpage.

Your course administrator will be able to provide you with the link to your coursework submissions site.

Submission deadlines

  • Deadlines are published in the Examination Regulations, course handbook, and/or the Gazette
  • If you are unsure of the deadline contact your course administrator.
  • Examination Regulations take precedence, should any discrepancy occur in information from different sources.

Formatting your work

  • Exam Regulations and/or course handbooks provide formatting details for your coursework.
  • Formatting guidelines vary between courses - check with your course administrator for further advice.

Getting started with submissions in Inspera

Using Inspera to submit your coursework is quick and easy. A Quick Reference Guide has been created to give you all the information you need. You can also watch this introductory videoLog into Inspera to get started. 


When you have uploaded your assessment and then reviewed this to ensure you are ready and confident that it is complete and suitable for submission you must then press the ‘Submit now’ button. 

Important Note - uploading your response alone is NOT SUFFICIENT to submit your work. To submit your work after you have uploaded it, please go to the final page of the test and click the 'Submit now' button. Until this is done, your work will not be submitted and may be marked as ‘late’ or ‘missing’. 

You will then see an on-screen message confirming the date and time of submission.  If you fail to do this your work will not be submitted for marking and you could incur late penalties. This is the only confirmation you will receive – Inspera does not send an email confirmation.  The Test will move to your archive section where the confirmation message will still be visible.

Practice submissions in Inspera   

You might wish to practice submitting your coursework in Inspera ahead of your formal submission, to ensure you are comfortable with using the platform.

Many departments are setting up practice test where students will be able to submit practice coursework, in the same format as a real submission. Please check with your course administrator for more details.

Please refer to the Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations, and the Problems completing your assessment pages for more information on extensions and late submissions.

Incorrect location

It is your responsibility to submit the correct piece of work to the correct location. 

If you realise you have submitted work to the incorrect location, it is your responsibility to forward the submission to the correct location. If this is after the deadline, it may result in a late penalty. 

If you have submitted your work to the department before the deadline because you have experienced a technical issue with Inspera, the department may accept the work for marking.

Making changes to your work after submission (Inspera and Moodle)

Candidates who wish to withdraw and resubmit may do so. The revised version must be emailed to the course administrator within 30 minutes of the deadline. There is no requirement to secure permission from the Proctors to do so. After this 30-minute period has passed, no withdrawal and resubmissions will be possible.

Making changes to your work after submission  (Canvas)

Please contact your Course Administrator for advice and guidance

Making changes to your work after submission  (SAMS)

Please contact your Course Administrator for advice and guidance

Coursework submissions for Taught Degrees refers to: all submissions for undergraduate students (excluding those at the Department for Continuing Educationstudying towards one of the following:

  • BCL 
  • BM
  • BMBCh
  • BPhil
  • BTh
  • MBA
  • Master of Fine Art
  • MJur
  • MPhil
  • MPP
  • MSc by Coursework
  • MSt
  • MTh

You should read and adhere to the Examination Regulations and those that specifically apply to your course ahead of submitting your coursework.

Multi-factor authentication For any IT support with multi-factor authentication, please talk to your local IT support in the first instance. If you are unable to resolve your issue, contact the IT Service Desk on 01865 (6)12345. If the issue affects your ability to submit by your deadline, then please also inform your college office and departmental administrator. They will be able to assist you with the next steps and possibly to make an application to excuse the lateness. Please make sure that the file you intend to submit is not amended after your deadline, as you will need to prove that you were ready to submit but were impeded by technical difficulty only.

Before submitting your assessment, please update your browser to the latest version to ensure that you benefit from the most recent updates.

In particular, if you are using Chrome or Edge, please check you are using:
 Chrome: version 90.0.4430.212 (or later)
• Edge: version 90.0.818.62 (or later)

Help and support

Please contact your course administrator if you have any questions.

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