This guide will walk you through the process of setting up a Turnitin Assignment for the submission of text based assignments (i.e. PDF, Word and PowerPoint files).

Similarity Report

A Similarity Report can be produced and highlights any text in a student’s assignment that matches sources in the Turnitin database, including web content, previously submitted assignment and subscription-based journals and publications.

Multiple file submissions and group assignments

Turnitin only allows the submission of one file. Turnitin also does not allow the submission of group assignments, consider using the Blackboard Assignment tool for group assignments that do not require a Similarity Report.

In case a group assignment where the Similarity report is required one member of the group will need to submit on behalf of all group members and marks will need to be manually entered for non-submitting group members. Refer to the Assessment tools guide.

Draft submissions

UQ Assessment policy states that students must have the opportunity to submit a draft assignment to Turnitin prior to submission of the final assignment. To comply with the policy, it is recommended that the setting Generate Similarity Reports for student submission should be set to Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until a due date): After 3 resubmissions reports generate after 24 hours. Note, with one submission link it is not technically possible to limit the students to only one draft submission.

If it is required to limit students to one draft submission only, you will need to set up two Turnitin submission links: one for the draft and one for the final submission. Note, you will need to provide clear instructions to the students as two links may cause confusion.