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WISEflow for students

Accessing WISEflow

The most effective way to access WISEflow is via https://uk.wiseflow.net/brunel or from the automated email generated by WISEflow.

Errors when logging in

If you are a new student or have never used WISEflow before, you may see a screen like this when you try to log in for the first time:


In this instance, your account may not have been set up yet. Your account will be created when your first assignment is activated. You should wait to receive an automated email from WISEflow about your first assignment, along with your deadline and a direct link to the submission area. You can then click on the link in the email to sign into your account, or go to https://uk.wiseflow.net/brunel and log in using your network username and password.

If you have already had an automated email from WISEflow and are still having trouble signing into your account, please contact WISEflowhelp@brunel.ac.uk as there may be an issue with your account settings.

If you are having trouble accessing services such as Blackboard you may have issues with your network account. In this case please visit the Tech Zone, on the ground floor of the Bannerman library or contact the Computing Support team.

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Withdraw or change your submission

You can upload more than once. However, there are certain things you need to be aware of:

The system only keeps the latest version of your submitted work. If you are uploading a newer version make sure you have enough time to upload and hand-in again before you do so. The screenshot below provides a step-by-step approach:

Click on 'Withdraw submission' (highlighted below):

 Withdraw submission

Tick box, and then click on 'Execute':

Warning - withdraw submission

Click on the hamburger menu just after the main paper you have uploaded; from the options select delete, and then click confirm.

Delete paper

Find old assignments

WISEflow automatically archives previous essays so that the ‘Flow Overview’ can display the current and up to date flow. You can access past assignments from your Participant archive as seen in the image below:


Flow states

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The flow page

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Submission receipts

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Compressing large files

Users can reduce the size of their PDF file using available online compression platforms such as Smallpdf

For video files, you can compress them using the free sofware called Handbrake. View the following videoguide to help you:

Compressing in Handbrake (network login details required)

Advice on file formats

WISEflow has a file size limit for uploads

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Main PDF submission: 200MB


Total submission: 5GB

Appendix material: 

You can continue adding files here until your 

total submission, including the main PDF, is 5GB 


Users can reduce the size of their PDF file using available online compression platforms such as Smallpdf

How to save as a PDF

FLOWassign submissions must be in PDF format. You cannot convert a Word document to PDF just by changing the file name. Instead, you should follow the guidelines below. If you want to add digital material to supplement your coursework or exam paper (film, sound recordings, programmes, etc.), you should upload this material as “Appendix material.”


Microsoft Windows Vista and XP do not come with a PDF functionality and therefore the procedure for saving/printing your document as PDF differs depending on the version you have installed on your computer. Quite often, there will be a button labelled “Save as PDF,” but if this does not apply to your computer, you may find the solution in the guidelines for the most commonly used programs below.

Microsoft Office

Word 2010 or newer has a PDF function incorporated

Word 2007 requires a plug-in, which must be installed

Word 2003 or older - unfortunately, PDF is not supported. We suggest one of the following alternative solutions.


LibreOffice is an office suite that has many of the same functions as Microsoft Office. LibreOffice allows you to export your document as PDF directly through the “File” tab, which means it is very easy to convert your document to a PDF version. Moreover, LibreOffice also allows you to open a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) and export it to PDF.

LibreOffice can be downloaded free of charge from https://www.libreoffice.org/

Google Docs*:

If you have a Google account, you can upload your Word document to docs.google.com and download it as a PDF file.

* This may change some of the formatting in your document (font, graphics and layout), which may be inconvenient. Always make sure to review your PDF file before submitting it.


If you are using Mac OS/X 10.4 or a more recent version, saving your document as a PDF is very easy. Select “Print” as if you were printing your paper, and in the print window select “Save as PDF” in the bottom left-hand corner. This converts your document into a PDF file, maintaining the layout and formatting.

See feedback

Your results will be available once the academics have finished marking your work, and the flow looks like this in your overview:

Ended Flow


Demo flow ended


If you cannot see your feedback even though the flow has ended, contact your TPO administrators.

Where can I find a laptop request form?

If you require the use of a University laptop for your WISEflow exam, please follow these steps to book one from the Library team using Brunel Resource Booker.

Laptops will be available on a first-ordered, first-served basis, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment, and potentially being unable to sit your exam. First, go to https://resource-booker.brunel.ac.uk where you will be asked to log in with your usual network username and password.

You can also read how to use resource booker via this guide alongside the terms and conditions of its use here.

Submitting your thesis for originality checking

When you are nearly ready to submit your thesis, you should send a final draft of your thesis to your Principal Supervisor for review.

  1. You should advise the PGR Office that you are ready to upload to WiseFlow. 

  2. The PGR Office will set up the system and you will receive an email with a link to the WiseFlow page.

  3. You should upload the final draft of your thesis in PDF format via this page. WiseFlow will generate a report for your principal supervisor to review.

  4. Please allow a minimum of five working days for processing and marking, and extra time over University closure periods at Christmas and Easter.

  5. Your supervisor will indicate a pass or not a pass on the plagiarism report which you can access via the WiseFlow link.

  6. If this is not a pass you should meet with your supervisor urgently to address the issues, prior to formally submitting your thesis to the PGR office.

How to get help

Please contact your TPO in the first instance informing them of your student number, module code and the specific assignment relating to your query.

If you are having trouble accessing services such as Blackboard you may have issues with your network account. In this case, please visit the Tech Zone, on the ground floor of the Bannerman library or contact the Computing Support team.

For any other technical queries realting to WISEflow you can email the WISEflow team at wiseflowhelp@brunel.ac.uk

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