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).

Video Guide

Create a Turnitin assignment (YouTube, 3m 20s)

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.

Draft submissions

It is recommended that students be permitted to submit at least one draft of their assessment for checking before the final submission. If you only allow one draft to be submitted, you will need to set up a separate Turnitin Assignment submission link for the final submission.

6. Grade Centre

Include in Grade Centre calculations

  1. From the Control Panel, select Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

grade centre and full grade centre

  1. Click on the down arrow for the assignment column you just created.
  2. Select Edit Column Information from the drop-down menu.

arrow and edit column information

  1. Select Yes for Include this Column in Grade Centre Calculations.
  2. Click on the Submit button.

include column in grade centre calculations and submit

Hide column from students

To ensure students are not able to view their results prematurely, you will need to ensure the Turnitin assignment column is hidden from students until you are ready to release results. For step-by-step instructions on hiding the Grade Centre column, refer to the Control the Release of Results guide.