Blackboard Grade Centre: Setting up a Turnitin Smart View

We have switched to a new version of Turnitin.

The new version of Turnitin is being used

  • for all assignments due 1st August or later – including coursework resubmissions and resit exams
  • on all Blackboard courses for 2022/23.

For help with the new version of Turnitin please see Turnitin LTI Assignments

The Grade Centre columns for LTI assignments are not given the ‘Turnitin’ category so it is no longer possible to add a Turnitin shortcut to the Grade Centre.

By default when you expand Grade Centre in the Control Panel, Blackboard displays shortcuts to Assignments (i.e. Blackboard Assignments) and Tests. On some courses you may find it useful to create a similar shortcut displaying all Turnitin assignments in the Grade Centre.

Control Panel - default Smart Views

To do this, go to Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre

then Manage > Smart Views.

Grade Centre - Manage Smart Views

Click on Create Smart View.

Grade Centre - Create Smart View

Enter a Name and click Add as Favourite

Grade Centre - Name Smart View

Under SELECTION CRITERIA choose Category and Status

and select Turnitin Assignment from the drop-down list.

Grade Centre - Categorise Smart View

From the Users drop-down list choose All Users.

Grade Centre - Smart View - Select Users

Press Submit.


You will now see Turnitin listed as a shortcut under Grade Centre in the Control Panel menu (you may need to refresh the menu).

Control Panel - Turnitin Smart View


Page last updated on August 31, 2022 by andyturner

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