Turnitin: Exporting grades and similarity report scores

Turnitin grades will flow through to the Blackboard Grade Centre, and you can download grades from there – see Downloading Marks, and Marking offline.

But you can also export marks direct from a Turnitin Assignment Inbox.

Simply click on the export button:

Turnitin assignment inbox with the export button highlighted.

and an Excel file will be generated.

This Excel file shows

  • students’ last name, first name, and Blackboard username
  • students’ Turnitin User ID – you can ignore this
  • Title and Paper ID for each submission
  • Date and time of submission
  • Grade
  • “Overlap” i.e. the Similarity score, further broken down in the final 3 columns

Exported excel data showing the names of students and titles of submissions

If you expand the ‘Date Uploaded’ column, you will see that it displays the precise date and time of submission – very useful when determining late submission penalties.

image of the excel spreadsheet with the date of submission in focus.

Please note

  • The Export function is not available while an assignment has Anonymous Marking enabled (it does become available on an Anonymous Assignment once the Post Date has passed).
  • The exported file displays the data in the same order as on screen, but can easily be sorted as required in Excel.
  • The ‘Date Uploaded’ column is formatted as text, so you can’t sort it correctly in date order. You would have to do some manipulation in Excel to convert this to a sortable date format.