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Turnitin: Edit a Turnitin Assignment

If you need to edit assignment settings after the initial set-up, this can be done:

  • via Settings in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox
  • or in Blackboard by choosing Edit from the submission point three dot menu.

screenshot of Turnitin assignment inbox link and Blackboard edit menu

Editing Locations – what is edited where

Turnitin Assignment Settings

In the Turnitin Assignment Inbox, click on the cog icon to open the Settings page.

Screenshot of Turnitin Settings icon

From theĀ Settings area you can edit:

  • Feedback Release Date
  • Allow submission of any file type
  • Allow late submissions
  • Anonymous marking
  • Attach a rubric
  • Similarity Report Settings
  • Exclude assignment template

Cannot edit:

  • Assignment Title
  • Start Date
  • Due date
  • Max Grade (Points Possible)
  • Instructions

Blackboard Ultra Edit Panel

From theĀ Blackboard Edit panel you can edit:

screenshot of Bb Edit Panel

  • Assignment title
  • Open in new window
  • Allow class conversations
  • Due date/time
  • Marks using (Points/Percentage/Letter)
  • Maximum points
  • Description (Instructions)

The Description will appear in the submission link in the Course Content and also in the Assignment Dashboard for students.

screenshot of student assignment dashboard

Blackboard Ultra Release Conditions

Availability ā€“ Use Release Conditions if you need to change when the submission point is visible to students. This will not affect the Start DateĀ in the Turnitin Settings.

You can either click on Release Conditions or Date/time.

screenshot of Release Conditions link and Date/Time link

Edit Settings – Where to edit what

Setting Where to edit What to edit
Assignment Name Blackboard Edit > Name
Instructions Blackboard Edit > Description
Max Points Blackboard Edit > Points Possible
Start Date Blackboard Start Date
Visibility to Students Blackboard Conditional Release
Due Date Blackboard Edit > Due Date
Feedback Release Date Turnitin Feedback Release Date
Display after/until in Blackboard Release Conditions Adaptive Release > Display After/Until
Allow any file type Turnitin Allow submission of any file type
Allow late submissions Turnitin Optional Settings > Allow late submissions
Anonymous Marking Turnitin Optional Settings > Enable anonymous marking
Rubric Turnitin Optional Settings > Attach a rubric
When to generate reports / allow resubmissions Turnitin Optional Settings > Generate Similarity Reports for student submission
Visible to students in Gradebook

Guide last updated on March 11, 2024

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