Internal moderation workflow Tii02: Turnitin Anonymous Marking + Named Moderation inside 15 days

Technically possible, but not recommended, due to the complexity of workarounds required. Unnecessary in most cases.


Updated June 2022 to incorporate changes introduced by Turnitin LTI.

Improved handling of anonymity in the new version of Turnitin makes it practical to retain anonymity of submissions throughout the internal moderation process.

See Internal moderation workflow Tii01: Turnitin Anonymous Marking + Anonymous Moderation inside 15 days


First marker

  1. Use the Paper ID to flag papers which you wish to be moderated.Turnitin LTI inbox with a Paper ID circled.
  2. Record details in Moderation Form.
  3. Email the Moderation Form to the Internal Moderator.
  4. Inform the Programme Admin team when first marking is complete.


Administrator – when all first marking complete

  1. Hide the Turnitin submission point.
    Tii LTI hide the submission point using the contextual menu for the submission point and selecting Make Unavailable
  2. Remove anonymity on the assignment
    • Edit the Turnitin assignment, click on Submission point then open Settings.
      Tii LTI submission point with curser set to click on heading to open inbox
    • Bring the ‘Feedback Release Date’ forward to today’s date.
      Tii LTI Inbox with the top left-hand corner settings cog pressed and the settings page open. The Feedback Release date is circled. It can be edited here.
      Make sure you set the Feedback Release Date in the future, by at least a few minutes. Setting the date in the past can be problematic.
    • Student names will now be visible in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox.
  3. Once the ‘Feedback Release Date’ has been brought forward, go to the Full Grade Centre and ensure that the column remains hidden from students. This will prevent students from accessing their grades and feedback in My Grades.
Grade Centre column with hide from students on


Moderator – once Anonymity has been lifted

To find specific papers flagged by the first marker

Use the Search text box to find the required Paper ID.
Search assignment inbox by paper ID

If useful, you can also sort the Inbox by Paper ID.

Sort assignment inbox by paper ID

N.B. Remember that you may need to look on more than one page in the Assignment Inbox to find all submissions – or you can change your settings so that all papers display on a single page.

To find papers on grade boundaries

Sort the Turnitin Assignment Inbox by Grade. This should enable you to find papers which need moderation by selecting a sample from the higher, middle and lower range of marks. TII LTI inbox with the Grades Column set as ordered from highest to lowest

Moderating papers marked by individual markers

It is possible to create Blackboard course groups to assign papers to markers. The Moderator can then filter the Inbox by group to see the papers marked by each marker.

See Marking submissions by Group.


Recording or changing marks

  1. Record details of moderated papers on the Moderation form.
  2. If you wish to change marks awarded by the first marker
    • Email the Moderation Form to the first marker.
    • Follow your School’s procedures to agree a final mark, and record this in the Moderation Form.
  3. If marks need to be changed as a result of the moderation process, apply these changes directly in Turnitin:
    • Locate and open the relevant student attempts from the Assignment Inbox.
    • Edit the grade in the Feedback Studio.
  4. Email the Moderation Form to the Programme Admin team.


Administrator – after 15 days

  1. After 15 days, when the Feedback Release Date has been reached, check that the Grade Centre column for this assignment has been revealed to students.
  2. Edit the moderation form – where paper IDs have been recorded, insert the relevant student names and numbers.
  3. Use the Moderation form to create a Moderation Smart View, including all students’ whose work was moderated.
  4. Upload the Moderation Form to the Blackboard course and/or External Examiner Organisation.


Page last updated on July 22, 2022 by andyturner

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