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How to prepare for and submit your video assessment

Some Business School modules will require you to submit a video file for a piece of assessment. This page will help you to prepare for your assessment and submit your video file on Minerva. The information on this page is applicable to individual and group video assessments.

Prepare for your assessment

You can ensure that the process of submitting your video file goes smoothly by following the simple approaches outlined below.

Select each approach to reveal more information.

Export the right file format

It is strongly recommended that you export your video as an MP4. Doing so will reduce the size of your video file and therefore the amount of time required to upload it.

If you have already exported your video file in another format, press this link to read an article that will explain how to use the open-source Handbrake software to convert it to MP4.

Plan to succeed

Accessing the submission link before the deadline does not constitute a completed submission, you must have uploaded all relevant files and saved them before the deadline to ensure your submission is on time.

Remember that video files take longer to upload than documents, so leave at least 30 minutes before the deadline to submit your work. Remember that upload speeds can be impacted at busy times, especially if you have slow broadband where you are uploading from - so give yourself plenty of time to upload, check and submit your submission.

Group presentations: nominate one group member to submit

If your video is a piece of group work, you will need to nominate one individual to be responsible for submitting the work on behalf of the whole group. That person will need to tag the other group members from a list during the submission process, after they have uploaded and submitted the video file.

Keep a record in a shared notebook or collaborative document of who is submitting the work, and make sure you support each other by reminding yourselves when the deadline is approaching.

Submit your work

To submit your work you will need to access the module area on Minerva to find the assessment submission link. You will use an assessment platform called Gradescope to submit your video. Each step is outlined below, and expanded on, in the How to prepare for and submit your video assessment guide which you can download and save.

Select each step to reveal more information.

Find the submission link on Minerva

Get to the module area on Minerva and open the Submit My Work section, where you should find the link to open the assessment submission point.

Complete the submission and upload file(s)

When the page has loaded, carefully read the instructions.

Use the Select File(s) button to select the correct file(s) that you want to upload from your device.

You may be asked to type additional information, such as a group number or name if this is a group assessment.

Save Answer

Check again that the file you are uploading is the correct one, and select Save Answer to begin uploading your file.

Video files are typically larger and therefore may take some time, a progress bar will appear in the top-left corner of the interface indicating how much of your file is left to upload. Do not navigate away from the page or open another tab, this will only slow the process down.

Submit and View Submission

When the upload is complete the Submit & View Submission button will become active, select it to complete your submission.

Check your submission

On the resulting page you can check that you have uploaded the correct file(s) and, if necessary, can re-upload at any point up to the assignment deadline.

Group assessment: Add group members

If this is a group assessment, select the Group Members button. From the resulting pop-up screen search for and add each of your group members.

When you add a group member they will receive a confirmation email to let them know.

Please note that you do not receive an email receipt for video assessments, but your group members will receive a receipt when they are added to the submission.

Being adequately prepared and submitting before the deadline will help you be certain that you have submitted your work correctly.

If you encounter problems during the submission process you should report them to the University IT Service desk, either by telephoning them (+44 (0)113 34 33333) or by reporting the issue on their website.


Penalties for late submission

In order for your assessed coursework to be complete, work must be submitted before 12.00.00 noon on the deadline date. Failure to submit by this time will result in a late penalty being applied.

For every period of 24 hours or part thereof that your assessment is overdue, you will lose 5% of the total marks available for the assessment. This equates to 5 marks.

The deduction will be applied to the mark for the coursework component concerned before any conflation with other grades/marks to give the overall result for the module. If the coursework is not submitted by the end of 14 calendar days following the prescribed deadline, or if the deduction is larger than the mark you receive, a mark of zero will be returned for that component.



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Last updated November 2021.