Blue marking cards

  • Blue marking cards are for you to attach to your assignments and exam papers so that your tutors are aware of your dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties and will mark, as far as possible, for content.

    There are guidelines for marking work of students with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties. You must attach a blue card before you hand in your work if you want to benefit from these arrangements.

    There are also guidelines for tutors to follow so that they comment on your work in a way that you are most likely to find useful.

    For formal exams, you will be given a blue card as part of your exam pack. For in-class tests, you need to take a card with you to the test.

    Physical copies of the blue card

    It is rare that you will need a physical copy of the blue card, and with your Inclusive Support Plan (ISP) email you will have received a jpeg of the blue card which you could print if needed. The following places hold copies of the physical blue card:

    • Wellbeing Reception
    • Welcome desk in the JHBB library
    • Enquiry desk at any other Brookes library
    • Marston Road Campus (from Reception)
    • Swindon Campus

    When collecting physical blue cards, you will need to show your Inclusive Support Plan (ISP) email.

    Online submission

    You can now add your blue card in Moodle and Turnitin when you submit your work. Follow the instructions by watching these short videos.

    Submitting the blue card with a Turnitin assignment

    Some online submissions are through Turnitin. This will be accessed through the Moodle site for your module.

    Submitting the blue card with a Moodle assignment

    Some assignments are submitted directly through Moodle.