Submission Guidelines for MDS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Who Can Submit

The MDS/BAS 495 Undergraduate Capstone Projects collection only publishes final student materials conducted within the MDS and BAS 495 courses. For additional information, please read the submission guidelines for this specific collection. If you have further questions please contact the system administrator at

Before You Submit!

Double check the following:

  • The title must be unique and reflect what your project is about, all corresponding document(s) should have this title on them.
  • The abstract (1-2 paragraphs) should provide a brief description of the nature of your project and the reasoning behind it.
  • Keywords should reflect the main subject matter of your project.

The submission form will ask about a discipline. Choose only one additional discipline that corresponds to the primary subject matter of your research. If more than one sub-level would be appropriate select the broader upper-level category. Otherwise, you can ignore this field.

Accepted Document Types


Your paper should include the title of the project, author name(s), faculty mentor(s), and the abstract.

Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word (*.DOCX), Rich Text Format (*.RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF).

If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "Export" or "Save as" option in the program you are using and save the document as an *.RTF file.

All images on your paper should have alternative text applied to them (alt text). This is a short description of the image used for accessibility.

If you have questions, please contact


All posters must be saved as a *.PDF. Any images within the poster content must have alternative text applied to them (alt text), which is a short description of the image itself used for accessibility.

Slide Decks

All images on your slides should have alternative text applied to them (alt text). This is a short description of the image itself used for accessibility.

Save your slide deck as a *.PDF


Submit a video by emailing a Google Drive or Dropbox link to Include in your message which collection this is for and the title of the submitted project it is connected to.

Video files must be in an *.MP4 format.

If a file is too large, please provide a download link.

In addition to the video file, a caption file is needed, and must be in *.srt file format. For more information contact the ScholarWorks administrator at

The Submission Process

Click on "Submit Research" and select the corresponding collection link if needed

Login with your user name and password.

Please read the submission form carefully as each field provides additional information for each entry. You will also be provided with the option to upload additional files.

For video submissions or multiple files: When you get to the "Upload File" section, choose "link out to file" and leave the entry line blank. Please email us for further instructions at

Once the form has been filled out, a submission agreement as will be provided by the system.

After you submit your project information and document(s) you will receive a confirmation message that your submission went through. This message will contain a revision link if you need to correct anything. Once received the repository administrator will review your submission for any issues, and you will be notified by e-mail if any adjustments need to be made.

You will also receive an email message once your work is accepted and officially posted.

After It's Officially Posted

If you have any questions or would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site after it has been officially posted, please contact the ScholarWorks administrator at