School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Coursework submission

When and how to submit

Go to your 'Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable' in Sussex Direct for all submission details including the date, time, and place. Most coursework is submitted via Canvas. Follow the 'submit online' button in your timetable. 

Your submission should be anonymous and identified only by your candidate number. Do not write your name anywhere on your work.

Late submission

Check your 'Assessment Deadlines & Exam Timetable' in Sussex Direct. The permissible lateness period, if any, is displayed in square brackets after the date and time for each assignment. Hover over or click this link for further information including the late penalty. Note that some types of assessment, such as presentations or group work, have a zero-lateness policy. 

If you are registered with the Student Suppot Unit and have reasonable adjustments, you're already entitled to an automatic late penalty waiver, where your assessment allows this. You don't need to submit an exceptional circumstances claim to request a late penalty waiver. Hover over or click the permissible lateness link to find details relating to each assessment.

You cannot normally submit after the late period has ended. A extension beyond the late period is only permitted via prior arrangement through the Student Support Unit

Resubmission during the permitted late period

Before your deadline, you're allowed to submit your work mulitple times. Each upload will over-write the previous one. Once the initial deadline has passed, Canvas will no longer allow you to replace a previoulsy submitted piece of work. For help with this, see coursework support section below.

Coursework support inbox

Email the Engineering and Informatics Coursework Support inbox: you are having difficulties with an electronic coursework submission. 

Examples of issues with electronic submission:

  • Unable to submit during permitted late period having submitted an earlier version of the file accidentally
  • File size issues
  • Technical problems
  • Issues with Canvas
  • Uploading to wrong submission point
Exceptional circumstances 

You can make an exceptional circumstances claim if you experience something sudden, temporary and unforeseen, which could have an impact on one of your assessments. Go to the exceptional circumstances section on the Student Hub for details.


School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Chichester 1 Room 002, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ
T 01273 (67) 8195

School Office opening hours: School Office open Monday – Friday 09:00-15:00, phone lines open Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
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