Exchange is the heart of all interactions with your assessor. You will need to use this part of the site to submit your coursework and communicate with your assessor.
The system will also record all your interactions and activities which will assist you to evidence learning and meet course guided learning hours.
Using the System
To access the system please click on your name to access your messages, communicate and submit your evidence. You will need to either open a new discussion to start a new conversation or make a comment on an existing one.
To open a new discussion please follow the following steps:
Step 1] Click on “New discussion”
Step 2] Input the title of the discussion. This should be the subject of the discussion such as “Unit 1” or “Any Coursework Title”.
Step 3] Type your message (which could be a description of the evidence you are submitting).
Step 4] Ensure you click notify users before submitting your assessor message. You should be able to see a confirmation notice which is briefly highlighted at the top right-hand side of your screen.
Please note, that your assessor will not get an alert if you fail to click “Notify users, Select all” or next to the name of your assessor. This might result in delays getting back to you. Please do not upload files directly to the files area. Any files should only be submitted as part of a discussion or comment as highlighted above.
The image below illustrates steps 2 to 5 outlined above.
To use the comments feature, please choose an existing discussion to add to it. This could be to respond to an earlier message or make a comment on a previous conversation. For example, when submitting additional evidence, several conversations might take place. Please ensure you follow the following three steps in order to make a comment successfully:
1] Choose an existing discussion to comment on.
2] Type your message (which could be a response to a previous conversation).
3] Ensure you click the button next to the assessor’s name to notify them before submitting your message. You will briefly see a confirmation notice at the top right-hand side of your screen letting you know your message has been sent. Your assessor will not get an alert if you fail to click “Notify users, Select all” or next to the name of your assessor. This will result in delays in getting a response.
Please do not upload files directly to the files area. Any files should only be submitted as part of a discussion or comment as highlighted above.
Please see an example of using the comment feature below:
To submit big files, please visit the following web page: https://www.wetransfer.com. This will allow you to submit files up to 2 Gigs. Our wetransfer email is “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
All videos should be submitted as MP4. All audios should be submitted as MP3. All assignments should be submitted as word documents or pdf.