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 required assignments (readings, discussion boards, checks for understanding, and quizzes) before synchronous online class sessions. Students 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. Only coursework completed before the close of the term will be counted toward a student's final grade in the course.
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 Sam Student were submitting his final assessment for SGA-301, his file upload would be titled: Student_S_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) will be assessed as submitted and could affect the overall assessment grade. If a faculty member identifies incorrect or incomplete submissions, they will notify the student. 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
At an academic institution, it is important that students submit written assignments that convey their meaning with clarity and precision so that faculty and other readers can easily follow their line of reasoning. Writing errors may change or cloud the meaning of written work, which may negatively affect a student's grade on the assignment. Students should proofread and edit their work carefully before submitting it so that the work embodies conventions of academic writing and the APA citation style. The Relay Library includes resources such as an APA citation guide (found in LIB-101 in Canvas) and books to aid students with clarity and precision in writing.