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Turnitin Workflow for Administrators

As part of the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) workflow programme administrators will need to set up Turnitin assignment submission points for any Mode of Submission that requires one. This may include multiple part or flexible pattern modes of submission.

These recommended workflows will support you through the assessment cycle process.

Setting up an Assignment

When setting up a submission point the following workflow is recommend:

  • Go to the Assessment Learning Module in your course.
  • Name the Assignment Folder.
  • In the place where you wish the submission point to appear click on the purple plus sign
  • From the menu select Content Market, find the Turnitin LTI tool in the Content Market
  • Open the Turnitin LTI Tool to create the assignment
    • Add assignment name
    • Add point possible
    • Add Start Date
    • Add Due Date
    • Add Feedback Release Date
    • Set the Optional settings

Post-deadline submission point

Some schools set up two submission points, an on-time and a post-deadline. For this configuration, set the start date for the post-deadline submission point to the deadline date and time. This means the submission point will become open on the deadline date and time. The Start and Due date can not be the same time in Turnitin, we suggest that you set the due date forward by one minute.

screenshots of date settings in Turnitin

Ultra guide: Set-up Turnitin Assignment

Editing an Assignment

If you need to edit assignment settings, this may be done via Settings in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox, or in Blackboard by choosing Edit from the three dot menu.

screenshot of Turnitin submission point with were to edit

Guide on where to edit assignment setting


In Turnitin it is possible to download a Submission List which names each student and whether they have submitted Yes/No.

When anonymity is on, the names of students who have submitted are anonymised, but the non-submitters are named.

Submission List downloadable from Assignment Inbox

The words “New Submission” will appear in the Gradebook for students who have submitted, this also happens with anonymity turned on.

Moderation within 15 day TAT when anonymity is on

Anonymous marking works differently in Turnitin, which means that moderation is possible prior to the lifting of anonymity.

With Turnitin the following can be performed when Anonymity is on:

  • You can order by any of the column headings including by Grade even when anonymity is on.
  • You can search the inbox for information in any of the columns, including Paper ID, submission title etc.
  • You can download a submissions list where the non-submitters are named.

Release Marks to Students

There is no automatic “reveal grades to students on post date” within Turnitin. Instead, marks will automatically transfer from the Turnitin assignment inbox to the GradeBook once the Feedback Release Date has passed.

Refresh inbox data

The refresh button allows you to update the inbox without needing to reload the webpage. This will check for any changes to the inbox, including roster data updates.

Refresh button

Guide last updated on May 10, 2024

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