These questions are related to the Campus Section of International Open University

What is the due date for the assignments?

The due date for submitting the assignment is mentioned in the assignment submission page every semester. Please go to the respective Course Page and Click on 'Assignment' to check the deadline. Also, you can check the deadline in the 'Event Schedule' Available on the Dashboardpage.

I missed the late assignment submission deadline, can I submit the assignment now?

Students cannot submit their assignments if a late assignment submission deadline is expired as well. 

My assignment is not graded yet. What can I do?

Due to a  large number  of students, assignment grading may take some time. However, all the assignments will be graded before the commencement of the Final Exam, in  shaa  Allah.

I work as a volunteer for IOU, due to an increase in workload - I was not able to complete my assignments. Could you please consider my request to submit the assignments in the late assignment period without deduction?

Please apply for the exemption on the “Exemption Request” portal located on the dashboard page, and mention ‘IOU Volunteer’ in the “Comment” box.

Which service is the International Open University  using to detect plagiarism?
International Open University is using VeriCite for plagiarism detection. 
I have submitted my assignment, how can I see the plagiarism service scan result?
Go to your course.
Click on the assignment.

The result is displayed below your assignment.
Assignment Result
By clicking the "Similarity" button, you can see the full report.


I have uploaded my assignment but the plagiarism service scan report is not satisfactory, can I re-upload my assignment after improving it?

No, you cannot reupload the assignment. Students are advised to use third party free plagiarism websites to ensure that they are on track. Some of the websites that we can recommend for checking plagiarism are:

1. Grammarly -

2. EduBirdie -

3. PaperRater -

4. Copyleaks -

Note that all free plagiarism checkers have limitations, and usually require a purchase for detailed feedback, but the free versions of these should be good enough to let students know if they are on the right track.

I cannot find the option to check the plagiarism service scan result and report in my Arabic assignment, why is this so?
The plagiarism service scan result and reports are not available for the Arabic courses. Students have only one attempt to submit their Arabic assignments and no option to check the plagiarism service scan results and report.

Where can I find a detailed explanation of the plagiarism service scan reports?

Please click here to read the detailed documentation on the plagiarism service reports.

How will my quoting and referencing affect the plagiarism detection?
The plagiarism detection service automatically excludes properly quoted and referenced material. Apart from this, as per the IOU's assignment grading policy, the teachers will be reading each and every submitted assignment even if the assignment is marked high on similarity index. If they notice that it is properly quoted, but the system is making a mistake in identifying that, they will exclude that part manually and the assignment will be re-scanned for similarity.
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