Online Coursework Submissions from Michaelmas term 2021

New processes for managing online submission of coursework  

From Michaelmas Term 2021, summative assessments which are submissions will take place in Inspera, which is also used to deliver online exams at Oxford.

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Guidance and training for Inspera: start here. 

1. A Self-Help tool providing step-by-step, guided walkthroughs is available inside the Inspera platform once you have logged in. The tool will take you through the key tasks that you need to manage coursework submissions successfully. Similar help is also available inside eVision. Please see the introduction to Inspera fundamentals video for a quick overview of the Inspera platform and the Self-Help tool. More short videos covering key activities can be found in the Inspera demonstration videos drop-down menu below. 

2. The Online Coursework Submissions Administrator guide (V1.9)  provides help and support for processes and policies around the management of coursework submissions in Inspera. It should be used in conjunction with the Self-Help tool inside Inspera. 

3. Information and guidance for students can be found in the Online Assessment page for students with information about practice tests in the drop-down menu below

Guidance and information for SharePoint Online Examining sites: 

Please visit the SHAREPOINT ONLINE EXAMINING SITES PAGE for information including Quick Reference Guides and videos. 


Additional supporting documents 

Candidates with SpLD

Departments must ensure that markers are aware, during marking, of candidates with SpLD where the Inclusive Marking Guidelines need to be followed. This information is available via the SpLD Status report in eVision. 

Guide to the SpLD Status Report

Where to find help 

The Inspera for Online Coursework Submissions Help Guide provides useful pointers for where to get help depending on the task you need assistance with.   

You can also send an email to


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Authoring in Inspera

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Administering a test in Inspera 

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Manual test creation and management 

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Group Submissions 

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Management of committees 

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The student experience 

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Students will not receive any formal training to use Inspera for coursework submissions. They will instead receive a Quick Reference Guide, which is available on the student online submissions page

A practice test template has been created in Inspera for administrators to set up and share with students. It will allow students to familiarise themselves with the process of submitting coursework and the ‘look and feel’ of the platform prior to submission. The template will replicate the details in a real test as closely as possible but will necessarily remove elements of functionality (e.g. similarity reports) that might distort results.


The practice test is located in the ‘Deliver’ area of Inspera and instructions on how to enable it will be found in the Inspera self help guide. Once activated, students will be able to see the test in their 'My Tests' area in Inspera and will be able to see a record of their submitted test using the ‘Archive’ tab as they would in a real test situation once they have submitted.  

Take a look at the roles involved in managing online coursework submissions in Inspera.