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NILE Assignment Submission Guide for Ultra Courses

Information for Students

Submitting your assignment

You will find that many of your assignments are to be submitted electronically.  In most cases you will submit assignments using either Turnitin, or Blackboard assignment.  The following pages of this guide explain how to upload and submit your assignment, and how to find your feedback and provisional grades.

Worried about missing a deadline?

In accordance with University policy, you can submit assessments up to one week late, but your grade will be capped to a bare pass. Extensions are available through your module leader if you have unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from meeting an assessment deadline. The maximum extension period is two weeks, and grades for assessments which have an extension will not be capped. Please note that late submissions and extensions are only available at the first submission point.

If unforeseen circumstances mean that you will need longer than two weeks to submit your assessment, you may be able to apply for mitigating circumstances. If your application for mitigating circumstances is successful this will defer submission of your assessment to the resit submission point, so you can submit to this for an uncapped grade. If a mitigating circumstances application is approved at the resit submission point, it is recognition of extenuating circumstances at that time, but there is no further opportunity to resubmit the assessment.

More information about late submissions, extensions, and mitigating circumstances is available in the Student Support and Advice Team's guide to mitigating circumstances and extensions.

Need help with your studies?

There are a number of different teams at the University of Northampton who can help you achieve your full potential. While these teams can help you if you're struggling with your studies, they are also there to help you if you're doing well but want to know how to do even better.

The main sources of academic support at the University are:

Academic Librarians

Academic Librarians can help you with:

  • using NELSON;
  • using subject specialist databases;
  • strategies for literature searching;
  • referencing.

Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST)

ASSIST provide support for students with:

  • physical impairments;
  • sensory impairments;
  • mental health difficulties;
  • medical conditions, for example epilepsy;
  • Autistic spectrum disorders;
  • specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia.

Learning Development

Learning Development can help you with:

  • essay writing;
  • critical analysis;
  • presentation skills;
  • time management;
  • revision and exam techniques;
  • maths skills and support.

Student Support and Advice

The Student Support and Advice team can help you with:

  • ​mitigating circumstances;
  • course transfer;
  • restarts (on the same or different courses);
  • study breaks;
  • course withdrawal;
  • change of study mode;
  • module repeats;
  • progression;
  • ​life events, such as bereavement or relationship breakdown;
  • change of circumstances such as loss of income or illness;
  • struggling on your course;
  • thinking of leaving the University​.

More sources of help and support

As well as the academic support services mentioned above, you can also get help and support from the following places at the University:

If you require assistance with NILE, please contact LearnTech Support using the NILE Enquiry Form

If you require assistance with PebblePad, please contact PebblePad Support using the PebblePad Contact Form