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Get Started as a TurnitinUK Instructor

Setting up your Turnitin classes is easy when you know how. In just four quick steps, learn more about Turnitin’s class management tools and how to get your students started. At the end of this tutorial, you can put these simple steps into practice.

Create Your Password

In your welcome email, you’ll find your temporary password needed to log in to your Turnitin account. To ensure a secure login, we’ll ask you to change your password and set your security information before you’re directed you to your account.

Create a Class

The creation of a class is the first step towards using the Turnitin services available to your institution. A Turnitin class groups assignments, helping you to organize student submissions.

1. Click the All Classes tab from any Turnitin page to direct you to the homepage

2. Click the green Add Class button

3. From the Create a new class page, select the class type, and complete the fields marked with an asterisk

4. Select the class end date

5. Click Submit to add your class to Turnitin

6. Once your class has been created, you will be provided with the Class ID and enrollment password, which will allow your students self enroll

Create an Assignment

Once your class is ready, it’s time to set up your first assignment. A Turnitin assignment forms the basis of accepting student submissions.

1. Click the All Classes tab from any Turnitin page to direct you to the homepage

2. Click the relevant class name

3. From your class, click the green Add Assignment button

4. Enter an assignment title

5. Opt to only allow students to submit file types that generate Originality Reports or to allow any file type

6. Next, select your assignment’s start date, end date, and post date; the assignment post date is the date from which your students can view your feedback

7. To customize your assignment further, click the optional settings button to reveal an array of options; each option will be accompanied with contextual help icons

8. Click Submit to add your assignment to your Turnitin class

Add Students

There are three routes available for adding students. You may find it convenient to add students one by one, or add a large portion of students at once by uploading a list. Alternatively, why not allow your students to enroll themselves at their own pace?

Add Students One by One

1. Click the All Classes tab from the top right of the Turnitin homepage

2. From the Class homepage, click the Students tab at the top of the page

3. Click the Add Student button to the right

4. Enter the student’s first name, last name, and email address

5. Click Submit to add the student

Upload a List of Students

1. In a Word™ or plain text file, each student should be written as: first name, surname, email address format with one student per line. In Excel™, separate the first name, surname, and email address into different cells in a column.

2. Click the All Classes tab from the top right of the Turnitin homepage

3. Click the relevant class name

4. From the Class homepage, click the Students tab at the top of the page

5. From the student list, click the Upload List button

6. Click the Choose file button and browse for the plain text, Word™, or Excel™ file that you wish to upload

7. Once the file has uploaded, click the Submit button to upload

8. Check the student details displayed on screen, then click yes, submitto add the students, or no, go back to amend the file

Allow Students to Self-Enroll

1. Click the All Classes tab from any Turnitin page. This will direct you to the homepage

2. Make a note of the seven-digit Class ID for the class you would like your students to join

3. Next, select the cog icon under Edit

4. From the Edit Class page, make a note of the enrollment password

5. Pass the Class ID and enrollment password to your students

6. Ensure this information is kept safe at all times

Ready to Start Using Turnitin?

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This information and more is available at guides.turnitin.com

 
 
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