Turnitin: Hidden Text Flags (in Similarity Reports)

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‘Flags’ are a new feature in the Turnitin Feedback Studio. ‘Flags’ highlight if there is any hidden text on a submission, which can help with issues around academic integrity. They are identified by the flag icon, found in the red similarity section of the Feedback Studio.

An example assignment in the turnitin feedback studio showing the flag feature and highlighted changed text

Flags could simply arise from students using unconventional formatting  or their own PowerPoint fonts, or where text is represented in Roman characters.

Flags enable a marker to investigate, along with the similarity report, whether the student’s voice is consistent with their other work.

Click on the Flag symbol to open the report.

 

Showing a close up of an open flag report

 

Students do not see these flags in their similarity report, so you may need to show them from your view of feedback Studio if you have any queries about their work.