Turnitin LTI: Edit an Assignment

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

If you need to edit assignment settings, this may need to be done

  • via Settings in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox
  • or in Blackboard by choosing Edit from the submission point contextual menu.

Submission Point showing that clicking on the title opens the Turnitin Inbox and clicking edit from the contextual menu to open the Blackboard edit page.

What can be edited by location 

In the Turnitin Assignment Inbox click on the cog icon to open the Settings page.

Top of Assignment inbox with the Settings cog icon circled.

From the Settings area you can edit:

  • Allow submission of any file type
  • Allow late submissions
  • Anonymous marking
  • Attach a rubric
  • Similarity Report Settings
  • Exclude assignment template

Cannot edit:

  • Assignment Title
  • Start or Due date
  • Max Grade (Points Possible)
  • Instructions

Turnitin LTI submission point with the Blackboard Edit option highlighted.

From the Blackboard Edit page you can edit:

        • Assignment Title
        • Points Possible (Max Grade)
        • Visible to students (controls the visibility of the assignment to students via My Marks and Feedback)
        • Due Date
        • Instructions
        • Open in New Window

Availability – Use adaptive release if need to change the assignment Start Date.

Submission point contextual menu with Adaptive Release circled

If you use Adaptive Release to hide the submission point after the deadline this will have to be revealed again after the postdate to allow students to view their feedback.


Where to edit by setting

Setting Where to edit What to edit
Assignment Name Blackboard Edit > Name
Instructions Blackboard Edit > Description
Max Points Blackboard Edit > Points Possible
Start Date Blackboard Adaptive Release > Display After
Due Date Blackboard Edit > Due Date
Feedback Release Date Turnitin Feedback Release Date
Display after/until in Blackboard Blackboard Adaptive Release > Display After/Until
Allow any file type Turnitin Allow submission of any file type
Allow late submissions Turnitin Optional Settings > Allow late submissions
Anonymous Marking Turnitin Optional Settings > Enable anonymous marking
Rubric Turnitin Optional Settings > Attach a rubric
When to generate reports / allow resubmissions Turnitin Optional Settings > Generate Similarity Reports for student submission
Visible to students in My Marks Blackboard Edit > Evaluation > Visible to students


Grade Centre > Show/Hide to students


Page last updated on June 15, 2022 by andyturner

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