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Create Turnitin Assignment

Why Do This?

Turnitin Assignments allow instructors to collect work from students and have that work checked against other student papers, the Internet, and journals/periodicals/publications. Each student submission receives an Originality Report with the results of these checks. Along with viewing the Originality Report, instructors can view and markup submissions in the browser. Unfortunately Turnitin Assignments do not work with groups. 

Overview

Create Turnitin Assignment

  1. While in your course, click on the topic/section where you want to add the Turnitin Assignment.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click "Create Learning Activity."
  3. Choose Turnitin Assignment 2.

General settings

Turnitin Assignment Name: Enter the name of the Turnitin Assignment.

Summary: Type in a brief description and/or instructions of the Turnitin assignment.

Submission Type: Choose if students are submitting a file or online text.

Number of Parts: Students can only submit one file per part. If you want students to submit multiple files, you will need to set this to the total number of files being collected. You can also use multiple parts to collect rough drafts and final drafts for the same paper within this one Turnitin Assignment.

Maximum File Size: We recommend keeping the default of 100 MB.

Anonymous Grading: If enabled, the grader will not see the names of students who have submitted.

Allow submission of any file type? We recommend keeping the default of No. PDF and Word documents are the accepted file types.

Display Originality Reports to Students: If enabled, students will see the same Originality Report for their submission as the instructor sees.

Grade Display: Choose if you want the grade for each student to be displayed as a fraction (75/100) or a percentage (75%).

Auto Refresh Grades/Scores: Please keep the default : Yes, automatically refresh originality scores and grades.

Set these values as assignment defaults: If enabled, the settings set for this Turnitin Assignment will be the new default when you create any future Turnitin Assignments in this course.

Grade

Type: If this is an ungraded activity, set this to None. If it is a graded activity, leave the default Point.  

Maximum grade: Enter the maximum total point value for this Turnitin assignment. If you are using multiple parts, this should be the sum of those parts.

Grade category: If you have created categories in your gradebook, use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate category for this Turnitin assignment.  

Grade to pass (optional): If this setting is used, grades above the entered number will be green in the gradebook (on the grader report page), while grades below will be red. Only instructors will see these colors.

Assignment Part 1

Name: Enter the name of part 1 (for example, Rough Draft). If there is only one part, it can be the same name as the Turnitin Assignment name, or you can leave the default name Part 1.

Start Date: This is the date and time students can start submitting. Before this date and time students can view the assignment, but cannot submit. By default it is set to the date and time of the Turnitin Assignment creation.

Due Date: Set the due date and time. 

Post Date: This is the date and time your feedback and grade is visible to students. It must be after the Due Date. The grade in the gradebook will remain hidden until the Post Date is reached.

Max Grades: Enter the value for this part of the assignment. If there is only one part, this value should match what you entered for the Grade section above.

Note: If you set Number of Parts (in General Settings) to more than 1, you will see each additional part listed after Assignment Part 1.

Originality Report Options

Allow submission after the due date: By default, students are not able to submit after the Due Date. If set to Yes, students are able to submit after the due date. Submissions after the due date are marked as late.

Report Generation Speed: We recommend keeping the default, which allows students to resubmit (swap their submission) until the due date. After the third resubmission, the Originality Report will take at least 24 hours to generate.

Check against stored student papers: If set to Yes, student submissions will be checked against Turnitin's repository of student papers.

Check against Internet: If set to Yes, student submission will be checked against Turnitin's Internet repository.

Check against journals, periodicals, and publications: If set to Yes, student submission will be checked against Turnitin's repository of journals, periodicals, and publications.

Exclude Bibliography: If set to Yes, text on the bibliography/works cited/references page of each submission will not be included when generating the Originality Report.

Exclude Quoted Material: If set to Yes, quoted material in each submission will not be included when generating the Originality Report.

Exclude Small Matches: If set to Yes, matches below the set word/percent limit will be excluded when generating the Originality Report.

Grademark Options

Attach a rubric to this assignment: If you have already created the rubric within Turnitin, select it from the dropdown. If you have not created it yet, click "Launch rubric Manager" to create it.

Enable e-rater grammar check: If set to Yes, Turnitin will automatically check and mark up submissions based on the handbook, dictionary, and categories selected below.

ETS Handbook: If using e-rater, set the desired level.

e-rater Dictionary: If using e-rater, set the desired dictionary.

e-rater Categories: If using e-rater, select the desired categories.

Common Module Settings

Despite having the setting "Group Mode," Turnitin Assignments do not work with groups as regular Assignments do. When a student submits, the submission is not applied to all group members. And when the instructor grades, the grade and feedback is not applied to all group members.

Restrict Access

See the faculty help guide on Restrict Access for more information.

Activity Completion

See the faculty help guide on Activity Completion for more information.