Turnitin LTI: Hidden Text Flags (in Similarity Reports)

This guide relates only to assignments created using the new Turnitin LTI assignment tool.


For further information please see the original article on help.turnitin.com

‘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 Assignment Inbox.

Showing a close up of an open flag report

Open the paper and find the flag icon in the red similarity section of the Feedback Studio.

Flags could simply arise from students using unconventional formattingĀ  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.


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


Click on the Flag symbol in the Similarity Report panel 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.


Page last updated on March 23, 2022 by andyturner

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