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This guide will help you getting started with Turnitin.

Subjects: Turnitin Guides

Create an Assignment

  1. Click on the class name from your home page.
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  3. Click on the "Add Assignment" button on the class homepage.
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  5. Select an assignment type (the default is Paper Assignment),then click Next step.
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  7. Follow the boxes below from 1 to 11 to complete the remaining steps.

1. General Options

  1. Enter a title for this assignment.
  2. Enter a mark for this assignment in the Point value (optional, it's only used if you're going to use Grade Book).
  3. Select start, due & post dates for the assignment as follows:
    • Start date: is the date and time that students can begin submitting to the assignments.
    • Due date: is the deadline for the assignment after that date and time; no submissions are allowed unless late submissions are enabled.
    • Post date: is the date and time when grades become available for students to view, this option for Grade Book or GradeMark users so students will be able to see the feedback left on their papers . It could be after or before the due date but t is recommended that the post date be after the due date to give you time to grade.

     

  4. Check next to "Allow only file types that Turnitin check for originality" to allow only accepted files by Turnitin that can generate Originality Reports to be submitted to the assignment. If "Allow any file type" is selected, any file will be allowed to be submitted. If it's meeting the requirements for generating an Originality Report, then an Originality Report will be created but If not then an Originality Report will NOT be created for the file.
  5. Click on "Optional settings" to complete the advanced settings of the assignment

3. Allow submissions after the due date?

This setting allows the instructor to select whether they will accept late submissions to the assignment or not as follows:

  • Yes: the student will be able to submit to the assignment after the due date, if he/she has not already submitted a paper to it & the submission will be highlighted with red in the assignment inbox.
  • No: the student will not be able to submitt after the due date of the assignment. 

 

 

 

Note:

A student cannot overwrite a submission past the assignment due date and time, even if the late submission option is enabled.

5. Generate Originality Reports for student submissions

Choose how Originality Reports will be generated for this assignment:

  • Immediately (first report is final): Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated within an hour depending on the server & file size. Students cannot resubmit papers. Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.
  • Immediately (can overwrite reports until due date): Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated within an hour depending on the server & file size.  Resubmission is allowed until the assignment's due date & time. Originality Reports for the second or subsequent submissions will require up to 24 hours or more delay. Only the latest submission is available to the instructor & student. Previous versions are removed.  A change in the Originality Report similarity index may result from the regeneration of the reports. This option is used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Originality Report. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.

Note:

Overwritten or resubmitted papers may not generate a new Originality Report for a full 24 hours. This delay is automatic and allows resubmissions to correctly generate without matching to the previous draft.

  • on due date: Originality Reports will be generated on the due date and time of the assignment. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports. Resubmissions will not be allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.

7. Allow students to see Originality Reports?

Instructors can allow students to see Originality Reports or not. If No has been selected, then the report will show Not Available to the students.

9. Search options:

 Select whether you’d like the papers submit­ted to this assignment to be checked against these saerach options below or not:

Currently available search options are:

  • Student paper repository - works previously submitted in classes and assignments on Turnitin.
  • Institution paper repository - a repository of student papers for the institution.
  • Current and archived internet - a repository of billions of internet pages that is updated every 2 weeks
  • Periodicals, journals, & publications - including many major professional journals, periodicals, and business publications.

 

 

 

 

 Note:

 A similarity index may decrease if you deselected a repository option

11. Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments?

Check next to this option to have all future assignment settings the same as the current one & then click "Submit" to save your assignment settings above

2. Special Instructions

This setting allows the instructor to write important instructions about the assignment.

4. Generate Originality Reports for submissions

Originality Reports are by default generated for all student submissions. To not generate reports for student submissions select “no” for this option

6. Exclude bibliographic, quoted materials & small matches from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment

Instructors have the ability to exclude quoted material, bibliographies & small match from the Originality Report either when creating the assignment or after submission within each originality report. Doing so may lower the similarity index (percentage) of the Originality Report.

  • Exclude bibliographic material from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment?
    This feature allows instructors to automatically exclude or include bibliographic material from Originality Reports. Bibliographic materials can also be included and excluded when viewing the Originality Report. This setting cannot be modified after the first paper has been submitted.

 

  • Exclude quoted material from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment?
    This feature lets instructors to automatically exclude or include quoted material will automatically be excluded from Originality Reports. Quoted materials can also be included and excluded when viewing the Originality Report. This setting cannot be modified after the first paper has been submitted.

 

  • Exclude small matches?
    This feature provides instructors with the ability to automatically exclude small matches from all Originality Reports to focus on larger, more problematic and suspect matches. Once yes has been clicked the Exclude matches by: option window will open. Enter into either the Word Count: or Percentage: fields the numerical value for small matches that will be excluded from Originality Reports in this assignment. This option can be adjusted anytime.

 

 

 

Note:

  • Students have the ability to exclude (or re-include) quoted material, references, and small matches from the Originality Report.  Doing so may temporarily change the similarity index (percentage) of the Originality Report but will NOT be saved as it will return to the original percentage after the student closes the report. Only changes made by the Instructor are saved.
  • Excluding bibliographies and quotes after paper submission will be unavailable from editing the assignment level but can be done from within each individual paper via the Originality Report & After applying the new filters, the Similarity Index (percentage) may change.

8. Submit papers to:

Submit papers to:

  • Standard paper repository : submitted papers will be part of Turnitin student database to use it for future matching between other papers submitted to the same class or other classes.
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  • No repository : not to save submitted papers to the Turnitin student database& accordingly won’t be available for future comparisons (this would be better in group project papers or lab reports where several students in a group would submit the same paper for the assignment.

10. Attach a rubric/form to this assignment

If you would like to use a rubric to grade the papers submitted to the assignment you may use the "rubric list" drop down menu to select a previously created or imported rubric or you can launch the rubric manager by clicking on the "Launch Rubric Manager" link and create a new rubric or grading form to attach to the assignment or download & import online rubrics by clicking on the "Find a rubric that's right for your assignment in Turnitin Teaching Tools" link or choose "No rubric/form".
This will be more explained in the GradeMark page

The assignment has been created

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the drop down menu near "More actions" on the right of the assignment to do the followings:

  • To edit the settings of an assignment, choose "Edit settings."
  • To submit on behalf of a student, choose "Submit."
  • To delete the assignment, choose "Delete assignment."

Move to the next page to enroll your students into your class.