This guide gives you information on setting up a TurnItIn Assignment for the submission of non-text based assignments. i.e. image, audio, excel files.

Note: TurnItIn only allows the submission of one file. TurnItIn does not allow the submission of group assignments, consider using the Blackboard Assignment tool for group assignments (refer Assignment Tool page).

Note: Originality reports are not produced for non-text based assignments.

Note: Only image files can be directly annotated with comments when marking, you can add comments to a blank page for other file types. Refer to the Mark Non-Text Assignments guide.

Setting up your assignment

Note: TurnItIn assignments would normally be added to the Assessment Content Area. Best practice is to create a folder for all required assessment information. To save confusion for students, the folder should be given exactly the same name as the assignment in the ECP. Refer the Create a Folder guide.

Note: Add an Item inside the folder with instructions for students regarding assignment submission and links to all relevant documents such as the assignment question and marking scheme (if it is not online). Refer the Add an Item guide.

Tip: The following information should be included in the assignment instructions:

  • How the file should be named.
  • The file type/s students may submit.
  • What to do if they have problems uploading their assignment. i.e. Email the assignment to the course coordinator, continue to try to upload the assignment until they are successful and contact AskIT for help if needed.
  • That late assignments may be submitted and that all assignments automatically have a time/date stamp of when they are submitted. (if you set the assignment up to allow late submissions).
  • Include a link to the AskUS instructions on TurnItIn:

https://web.library.uq.edu.au/library-services/it/learnuq-blackboard-help/learnuq-assessment/turnitin-assignments 

  • Assignment submission is a three step process and it is the responsibility of the student to check the assignment preview and confirm that the assignment has been successfully submitted. Students need to keep a copy of the Submission ID as proof they have submitted the assignment.

Creating the TurnItIn assignment submission

  1. Click on the Build Content button.
  2. Click on the Create Assessment button.
  3. Select TurnItIn Assignment from the drop down list.

click on turnitin assignment

  1. Click on the Next Step button.
  2. Enter the below information.
Setting Recommendation Comments
Assignment title   Should match the title of the assessment task in the ECP (Electronic Course Profile).
Points value   The mark the assignment is out of (optional). Refer to the Marks / Rubrics / Grading Form Overview guide for information on options.
Allow only file types that TurnItIn can check for originality No         This setting allows only text based assignments (PDF, Word, PowerPoint) to be submitted.
Allow any file type Yes This setting allows assignments of any file type to be submitted (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, images, Excel, audio).
Start date   Students are only able to submit assignments after the Start date has passed.
Due date   Students are blocked from submitting assignment after the Due date/time unless late assignment submission is enabled.
Post date   The date when marked assignments and grades are available to students in TurnItIn (initially set well after the due date to give plenty of marking time and to cater for extensions).

populate assignment settings

Optional Setting

  1. Click plus button and open Optional settings.

click on the plus button

Setting Recommendation Comments
Enter special instructions Click on the link below to submit your assignment. Text box for adding instructions for students.  

Note: The text displayed is difficult to see (small font and grey) and it is recommend that you create an item with instructions for students regarding assignment submission and links to all relevant documents such as the assignment question and marking scheme (if it is not online).

Allow submissions after the due date?

Yes This will cater for students with extensions or students who have difficulty submitting the assignment.
All assignments are time/date stamped and late assignments are labelled late in the Assignment box.

put in special instuctions

Setting Recommendation Comments
Generate Originality Reports for submissions? No Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.
Generate Originality Reports for student submissions  

Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.

Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment?   Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity index for all papers in this assignment?

 

Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.
Exclude small matches?   Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.
Allow students to see Originality Reports?   Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.
Reveal grades to students only on post date?   This setting allows you to determine when feedback and marks are revealed to students.
Note: You set the post date when you started setting up the assignment.
Note: Student can also view their mark that is returned to Grade Centre through My Grade. You need to ensure the assignment column is also hidden to students in Grade Centre (refer Show/Hide Column to Students  guide on the Grade Centre tool page.
Submit papers to:   Not applicable. Non-text assignments are not stored in the assignment bank.
Search Options   Not applicable. Originality Reports are not produced for non-text assignments.

populate settings

GradeMark

Refer the guides Create a Standard Rubric, Create a Custom Rubric, Create a Qualitative Rubric and Create a Grading Form for instructions on creating and attaching a rubric/grading form to the assignment.

Refer to the Marks / Rubrics / Grading Form Overview for information on the different marking options.

Note: TurnItIn in rubrics are different to Blackboard rubrics. It is not possible to use a Blackboard rubric in TurnItIn.

Note: The availability of rubrics is based on who is logged on, not what Blackboard course the TurnItIn is accessed from. Your tutors will be able to use the rubric you attached for marking though it will not be available to them from the rubric list.

Submit the TurnItIn assignment

Setting Recommendation Comments
Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments? Yes This allows you to save these settings as the default for all assignment you set up in TurnItIn in the future.
  1. Click on the Submit button.

click submit

  1. Click the OK button to close the warning about the post date.

click ok

  1. Click the OK button to return to the Assessment page.

click ok

view/complete button

Note: TurnItIn assignments only contain the list of students who were in your course when the assignment was created. If more students have enrolled after you create your assignment you will need to update the class list so those students can submit their assignments (refer Roster Sync).