This indicates which method of submission students are expected to use for their tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). On most modules, students are asked to submit their assignment electronically (eTMAs).
As part of your duties as an associate lecturer you will be expected to use this online marking system which will require you to mark your students assignments using your computer.
The University is unable to provide technical support for staff who are Macintosh users.
Each module description tells you which method of TMA submission is appropriate for that module. The submission categories are:
1a - eTMA is encouraged: submission on paper will be at the associate lecturer's discretion where there is evidence that e-submission is not possible
1b - eTMA is encouraged but students can submit a hardcopy TMA if they wish
2 - eTMA is compulsory
3 - Hard copy is compulsory
4 - Other: Some modules will come under this category as some TMAs for the module can not be submitted via the eTMA system. Such TMAs are likely to be those with TMAs containing graphics and for some language modules where an audio recording is needed.
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