Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Weighted average. Criteria for grading assignments provided.
Assignments are graded against the university 11 point scale A+ to E
• A-, A, A+ All learning outcomes are met and most areas exceed Pass criteria
• B-, B, B+ All learning outcomes are met and some areas exceed Pass criteria
• C-, C, C+ All learning outcomes are met
• D Fail grade (some assignments completed satisfactorily)
• E Fail grade (no assignments met the required standard)
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
A Pass is 50 marks or over
A course evaluation sheet is provided.
A comparison of grades between lecturers will be undertaken to ensure consistency.
Not accepted unless an extension has been granted or exceptional circumstances justified.
Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for students. http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/assessment_guidelines_for_students_09.pdf
Use Learn site for updated information.
Complete a non-assessed introductory response sheet, completed within the first week.
An extension may be applied for (either formally through email or informally via a telephone call) prior to the due date. An extension after the due date is likely to be declined other than in exceptional circumstances. This then would imply a course failure. Generally a two week extension is the maximum allowed.
A resubmission may be granted for up to two weeks maximum (defined as from three days after posting from UCCE unless the student is an international student). A resubmission will only be granted if the concerns are relatively minor. An assignment will not be granted a resubmission if the concerns are deemed as substantial.
Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.
It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who do not have broadband internet access, or who have unreliable access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email email@example.com, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.