Turnitin LTI: Using Student Preview mode

In Turnitin LTI version you can emulate the student submission experience by using Student Preview Mode.

Turn on Student Preview

To turn on Student Preview go to the top right-hand corner of the Blackboard window.

Click on the eye icon.

screen shot of the icons which appear on the top right-hand corner of the Blackboard window. The eye icon is highlighted.

While Student Preview is on an orange band will appear at the top of the screen.

screen shot of Blackboard course with Student Preview orange band on the top of the screen

Submit to Turnitin Assignment

When Student Preview is on you can navigate around the course as a student.  You will going be able to see the content that is available to students.

When you click on a Turnitin Assignment you will not go through to the Assignment Inbox that you see as an administrator but the student Assignment Dashboard.

  • (1) Student submission details, click on the assignment title to see all the full details of the assignment.  This will include the instructions, rubric and whether resubmissions are allowed.
  • (2) Upload Button, when you are ready to upload click this button.

screen shot of the student Turnitin inbox with two items numbered 1- the assignment details and 2- Upload Submission button.

You can upload a paper as if you were a student so see the full process as a student would.  See our student guide Turnitin LTI: How to submit to Turnitin.

Once previewed and submitted a success message will appear.

Screen shot of successfully submitted assignment screen.

Close the Turnitin tab and return to the course window.

Exit Student Preview

To exit the student preview go to the top right-hand corner of the screen and click on the Exit Preview button.

Exit Preview button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

A window will appear with a number of options.

  • (1) Default option, will remove the preview user, however the paper will remain in the inbox.
  • (2) If you wish to keep the preview-user on the course and the inbox roster select this option.

Screen shot of Exit Student Preview window.

Delete paper

The uploaded paper will remain in the inbox with either option.  You can remove it from the assignment inbox page.

To open the Assignment Inbox click on the submission point. The uploaded paper will be in your own username.

Assignment Inbox with Student Preview paper submitted. Options to remove item from inbox is highlighted.

If anonymity is turned on you will need to open the uploaded submission’s receipt and find the submission/paper ID number to locate the paper you need to remove.

screen shot of paper in inbox with paper ID highlighted.

Page last updated on January 24, 2023 by taralehane

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