Turnitin is a web-based e-assessment tool that is fully integrated into Blackboard. It allows for the marking of electronically submitted assignments.
It can be used to:
- Mark and provide feedback on students’ work online (using the Feedback Studio)
- Automatically check the originality of students’ work (using the Similarity Report).
One Turnitin assignment submission point can be used to perform either or both of these tasks.
Using Turnitin is an efficient and convenient way to handle the submission and marking of formative or summative coursework by individual students.
Turnitin provides the following features:
- Single file submission up to 100MB
- Anonymous marking
- Inline grading (on-screen view of the submitted assignment with the ability to annotate the paper)
- Reusable comments (called QuickMarks)
- Offline marking using the iPad mobile app
Set up and guidance
Setting up a Turnitin assignment
Deleting a Turnitin Assignment
Formatting Turnitin instructions for greater impact
Handling multiple markers in a Turnitin assignment
Using the Turnitin Assignments by Group feature to mark particular sets of student work.
Marking and feedback
Using the Feedback Studio interface
Overview of the Feedback Studio
Feedback Studio Instructor User Manual
Turnitin: Add summary feedback and grade
Turnitin: Feedback Studio – add audio feedback
Turnitin: Use a Rubric to provide Feedback Summary and Grades
Turnitin: Using a Grading form to provide feedback summary and grades
Turnitin: QuickMarks – Create a set
Turnitin: QuickMarks – Share Sets
Using Turnitin Rubrics and Grading Forms to mark and provide feedback
see Turnitin Rubrics
- What are Turnitin rubrics?
- Using Turnitin rubrics to mark and provide feedback
- How to Export and Import Turnitin Rubrics
- Duplicating a Turnitin Rubric
- Turnitin Rubrics – who can see them and where?
Administrative tasks and assignment settings
Submitting work to Turnitin on behalf of a student
Hiding provisional Turnitin marks and feedback
Downloading files from Turnitin
Use Roster Sync to show students in a Turnitin assignment
Use Sync Grades to push marks into the Grade Centre
Including Turnitin assignments in a Weighted Total or other calculated Grade Centre column
Importing and attaching a Rubric – see Turnitin Rubrics
Statistics and Reports
Class usage statistics
In the Turnitin assignment inbox click on the Class Stats tab to download a CSV file containing submission, similarity and grading statistics for the assignment.
The GradeMark report shows summary statistics about the QuickMarks and Rubric (or Grading Form) used to grade an assignment. You can access the GradeMark report for any Turnitin assignment from the assignment inbox. The report gives a summary for each student, but also allows you to see, for example, how well the class as a whole has performed against each rubric criterion.
N.B. The Rubric report will show rubric usage across the whole class, by all markers on the assignment.
However the QuickMark report shows only those QuickMarks which are in the library of the person running the report – so is of limited use where an assignment has multiple markers.
For more information see the GradeMark Report page on the Turnitin help site.
Peer Assessment in Turnitin
PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool available within Turnitin. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark, instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.
Turnitin PeerMark Assignment Guide
What to do if you receive an error message using Turnitin
Student guide to reducing file size for online submission
Turnitin Feedback Studio – Student User Guide (Turnitin website)
Student guide to accessing feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio