Submitting and Grading Electronically (SaGE)
Submitting and Grading Electronically (SaGE) is the process of submitting assignments online. SaGE allows students to submit a digital copy of their work, which staff are then able to retrieve through the tools in the University's Virtual Learning Environment (called NILE—Northampton Integrated Learning Environment). SaGE also enables you to provide feedback that is easier for students to retrieve. NILE can be accessed at:
Email: LearnTech@northampton.ac.uk to arrange bespoke training and development for using SaGE processes, or for one-to-one support.
The full SaGE workflows can be accessed HERE.
Electronic submission and grading has many benefits, including allowing students to submit work without being physically present at the university. Your feedback can be more detailed and useful to students and they will have more time to study and proofread assignments, as well as saving time and money on posting, travelling and printing.
As a tutor there are several options available to you for online submission, feedback and grading. You can leave feedback online, or you can also provide grades through the tools in NILE. You will still need to pass grades to Student Records in the usual way.
Quality assurance processes for online submission of assignments
1. Standard settings will be used for all Turnitin assessment areas, as follows:
Submission time will be 23:59 UK time
The possibility to make multiple submissions prior to the deadline, with students able to access originality reports, will be available. Information to facilitate students’ understanding of those originality reports should be signposted clearly
Default settings for originality sensitivity will be:
Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment – Yes
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment – Yes
Exclude small matches – Yes (5 words and 0%)
Allow students to see Originality Reports – Yes
Submit papers to (choose): Standard paper repository (for all summative work); no repository (for formative and draft work)
Search options (Select): student paper repository; current and archived internet; periodicals, journals and publications