All assessment due dates and times are posted on Canvas, Relay's learning-management system. These due dates are posted on each course calendar as well as on the syllabus. They also appear on the right-hand side of course homepages when assessments are upcoming.
Assessments submitted after the posted due date are accepted for up to a week but will receive a penalty deduction of 10%. Assessments submitted more than one week after the due date may not be accepted and will earn an automatic zero. For example, if an assessment is due on Monday, October 1, at 9:00 a.m. but is submitted on Thursday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m., a 10% late penalty will apply to that assessment grade. If, however, the assessment is submitted on Monday, October 8, at 10:00 a.m., the assessment may not be accepted and will earn a zero.
Students should complete appropriate online work (readings, discussion boards, checks for understanding, and quizzes) before the in-person session on that content, but will have unlimited tries to complete the assessment within the “Online Engagement” assessment group, and they can go back and complete this work later in the term. Students must complete online work before the close of the term to earn academic credit.
Graduate students should follow the directions on the assessment page. All file submissions should be named as Last Name_First Initial_Course_Assessment. For example, if John Smith were submitting his final assessment for SGA-301, his file upload would be titled: Smith_J_SGA301_Final.
Correct and Complete Content
Assessments submitted incorrectly (e.g., a video submitted via email, in the wrong format, containing the wrong footage) or incompletely (e.g., a 500-word reflection that cuts off mid-sentence at 150 words) are considered unprofessional and could affect the overall assessment grade. If a faculty member identifies incorrect or incomplete submissions, he or she will notify the students. Students have one business day from the time of the notification to submit the file correctly. After one business day, the instructor grades the assessment as submitted, which will likely negatively affect its score.
Clarity in Writing
It is imperative that all written assignments are written with clarity and precision with respect to content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Submitting written work that lacks clarity and/or precision may negatively affect a student’s grade on the assignment. Students should proofread and edit their work carefully before submitting so that the work embodies academic writing within standard English conventions or APA style of writing. The Relay Library includes resources such as an APA citation guide (found in LIB-101 in Canvas) and books to aid students with clarity in writing.