Electronic submission of assessed coursework through Learning Central is compulsory for all School modules. Note that information on deadline dates & times is available in module kits on Learning Central for each module.
Submitting your coursework
A guide to submitting your coursework is available. Please also read through the notes below.
How to submit an assignment electronically through Learning Central
There is no separate cover sheet. You must copy & paste the text below onto the first page of your document, and complete the details prior to submitting your assessed coursework:
ESSAY TITLE / COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
A receipt will be automatically emailed to your Cardiff email address when you submit your assessed coursework. It is your responsibility to keep this as proof that you have successfully submitted your assessed coursework.
Supported file types
Save your document in one of the following formats:
- Microsoft Word (Office 2007, Office 2003 and Office 2010 formats)
- OpenOffice / LibreOffice Writer (.odt)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Plain text (.txt)
Your file name should be your student number following by your surname, initial and module code. For example if you student number is 123456, your name is Joe Bloggs and the module is EU1234 then the file name should be:
123456 Bloggs J EU1234.docx
The .docx in the above case simply indicates a document created in Word. it would be .rtf if you save your document in the Rich Text Format.
Do not use special characters such as &, -, @ etc in the file name.
In submitting your assessed coursework you are agreeing that it can be checked electronically for plagiarism. Once you have submitted your coursework Learning Central automatically submits the assignment directly to the Turnitin plagiarism detection service
More information on plagiarism (you will need to log on with your normal Cardiff University username and password)
Students who have been granted an extension to the original submission deadline should submit assessed coursework via email to the relevant member of administrative staff.
Read more about the extenuating cirucmstances procedure.
Frequently asked questions
Deadlines / resubmissions / late submissions
You will be able to submit your coursework through Learning Central up to the deadline. You can resubmit as often as you like before the deadline, each submission will overwrite your previous submission.
Once the deadline has passed Learning Central will no longer allow submissions.
Do I need to hand in a paper copy too?
No, paper copies are not required and will not be accepted.
I have forgotten my password, what should I do?
The password for Learning Central is the same password used for logging onto computers on campus and for university email. If you have forgotten your password then please visit the IT office or visit any campus library (you must bring your university ID card) to get your password changed. Alternatively if you are away from Cardiff you can telephone the Schools IT staff.
Log on to the Cardiff Portal to set up your password hints, on the Preferences Tab within the Portal. This will mean if you forget your password, or your password expires whilst you are away, you will be able to reset the password yourselves through the Portal.
I have a learning disability which has been confirmed by the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Service. Do I have to tell my lecturer?
You don’t have to tell them and they may even be aware of your disability already, but if you do want your lecturer to consider your disability when marking your essay, you should include the following statement as part of your coversheet:
“I have a disability which affects my production of written language and would like the marker to take my disability into account.”
If you feel you may have a learning disability but have not registered yourself with the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Service, you may wish to contact the Student Support Centre’s Disability and Dyslexia Service.
If you have any technical problems or questions please contact a member of School IT support staff.