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Creating an Assignment

 

All submissions by students are made to assignments in a Turnitin class. Assignments for a given class are created, displayed, and modified from the class homepage.

 

1. To reach the class homepage, you must firstly access the main homepage by clicking the All Classes tab from the top of any page

 

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2. From the main homepage, the instructor must click on the name of the class to view the class portfolio

 

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Note: An instructor with GradeMark or grade book available, will be required to set a post date on an assignment. This post date and time must be after the start date, but can be set before the due date of the assignment.

 

3. In the class portfolio, click on the Add Assignment button 

 

 

2. If you have not yet created an assignment for this class, please continue to Step 4. If an assignment has been created, select Paper Assignment by clicking on the radio button next to Paper Assignment

 

 

The paper assignment type is the base assignment for all other assignments types (PeerMark, Revision, and Reflection). When creating a paper assignment, there are three dates that instructors will need to set: the start date, the due date, and the post date.

 

3. Click on the Next Step button

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4. On the next page, enter the Assignment title.

 

If you are a grade book user, you may also enter an option point value. This is the maximum number of points a student can receive from an assignment. E.g. 100. By setting a point value, this allows the grade to be set by rubrics (if used) and be sent to the grade book

 

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5. Select the start and due dates for the assignment. Specific times are also selected. Students are only able to submit once the start date and time has passed. After the due date and time, students will be blocked from submitting papers, unless late submissions are enabled

 

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5a. GradeMark and Grade book users must select apost datefor the assignment. The post date is the date and time that students can begin viewing the comments and grades that you have left on their papers in GradeMark. The post date can be set before the due date

 

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6. Select whether the assignment will require Originality Reports for submissions or whether any file type can be uploaded. The default option is to Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality. For assignments that do not require Originality Reports, you can can select Allow any file type. This allows instructors to leave feedback on every file type.

 

Advanced Assignment Options

 

When creating a paper assignment, the user may select to view and change any of the advanced assignment options. The advanced assignment options are viewed by clicking the + Optional Settings link.

 

1Enter special instructions to your students about the assignment

 

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2. Select whether you wish to allow submissions after the due date of the assignment. If set to Yes, students will be able to submit to the assignment after the due date, providing they have not previously made a submission. If set to No, students will not be able to submit after the due date of the assignment.

 

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Originality Report Settings

 

Select whether you would like Originality Reports to be generated for submissions to the assignment. If you have chosen to set this to Yes, continue to step 2. If you prefer to set this option to No, please skip to step 3.

 

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If the assignment is set to accept any file type Turnitin will only generate Originality Reports for the following file types:

 

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs (submitted via the Google Drive submission option), plain text files.

Report Generation and Resubmission Options

 

Select from the dropdown list when, after student submission, that you would like Originality Reports to be generated. There are three options for this assignment setting:

 

  • Immediately (first report is final) - Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately. Students cannot resubmit papers. Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.

 

  • Immediately (can overwrite reports until due date) - Originality Reports for the initial submission by each student user to this assignment will be generated immediately. Students may resubmit as often as the student wishes until the assignment due date. Originality Reports for the second or subsequent submission will require a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report begins processing. Only the latest submission is available to the instructor or student. Previous versions are removed. Originality Reports will regenerate within an hour of the due date and time to allow student submissions to compare against one another within the assignment. A change in the Originality Report similarity index may result from the regeneration of the reports. This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Originality Report. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.

 

  • On due date - Originality Reports will not be generated for any submission until the due date and time of the assignment. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports. Resubmissions may not be made after the due date and time of the assignment.

 

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Note: If an instructor chooses to grade without a student submission and the Immediately first report is final is selected, students will not be able to submit to the assignment once the Grading Template is created. 

Excluding the Bibliography

 

Select whether you would like text appearing in the bibliography, works cited, or references sections of assignments to be excluded from being checked for matches in the Similarity Index when generating Originality Reports. This setting can be overridden in individual Originality Reports.

 

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Excluding Quotes

 

Select whether you would like text appearing in the quotes of an assignment to be excluded from being checked for matches in the Similarity Index when generating Originality Reports. This setting can be overridden in individual Originality Reports.

 

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Excluding Small Matches

 

Select whether you would like to exclude matches that are not of sufficient length (determined by yourself) from being considered when generating Originality Reports. This setting can be overridden in individual Originality Reports. If you have chosen to set this to Yes, continue to step 8b. If you prefer to set this option to No, please skip to step 10.

 

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Once yes has been selected, a yellow box will appear. Here, you can exclude matches by word count, through entering the amount of words that you would like to exclude from being considered when generating Originality Reports.

 

Alternatively, you can also exclude matches by percentage, through entering the percentage of words that you would like to exclude from being considered when generating Originality Reports.

 

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Instructors can adjust the exclude small matches assignment setting at any time by clicking on the edit icon to the right of the assignment name. The excluding small matches feature can also be adjusted within each Originality Report. With this feature, instructors have greater control over sifting out smaller matches, allowing them to focus on larger, more problematic and suspect matches within Originality Reports.

Allowing Access to Originality Reports

 

Choose whether you would like your students to view the Originality Reports for their submissions to this assignment. This option gives instructors more flexibility and control when creating assignments.

 

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Repository Options

 

If the repository options are enabled for an instructor by the administrator, two or four options will appear within the Submit papers tdropdown list. Select from the dropdown list where you would like papers to be submitted to. The settings provide you with the ability to select whether papers are stored in a Turnitin standard paper repository, your institution's paper repository, the student's choice of paper repository, or no repository at all.

 

The benefit of submitting papers to the standard paper repository is that student papers submitted to the assignment are checked against other institutions' student submissions. However, by selecting to submit papers to the institution's paper repository, this means that the assignment will only be checked against other students' submissions within the institution. If you select no repository, your students' papers will not be stored in the Turnitin standard paper repository or the institution's paper repository, therefore meaning that the papers will not be checked for collusion between students of the same or different institutions.

 

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or

 

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The search options setting allows you to select which Turnitin repositories students' submissions will be checked against when processing Originality Reports for papers. This allows an instructor to disregard a source type if the comparison against this type of source is not needed. The similarity index percentage may decrease if a repository option is de-selected.


The available search targets are listed under Search options. The targets with a check mark are those that will be searched. To remove a search target repository, click on the check box to remove the check mark. Clicking on an empty selection box next to the repository will re-add the repository as a search target. This selection will not alter any currently generated Originality Reports or Overall Similarity Index scores.


The currently available search targets are:

 

  • Student paper repository - works previously submitted in classes and assignments on Turnitin

  • Institution paper repository - a repository of student papers for the institution

  • Current and archived internet - a repository of archived and live publicly available internet pages containing billions of pages of existing content and tens of thousands of new pages added daily

  • Periodicals, journals, & publications - third party periodical, journal, and publication content including many major professional journals, periodicals, and business publications

 

 

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GradeMark Settings

Attach a rubric to the assignment

 

If you would like to use a rubric to grade the papers submitted to the assignment, you may use the rubric list drop down menu to select a previously created or imported rubric, or you can launch the rubric manager by clicking on the Launch Rubric Manager link and create a new rubric to attach to the assignment.

 

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Enable e-rater® grammar check?


This feature of assignment creation provides instructors with the option to enable the e-rater grammar and spelling check for all submissions to the assignment. When enabled student submissions receive detailed grammar feedback in GradeMark automatically through the e-rater technology. Select yes to enable the e-rater engine for the assignment. If this assignment option is not available then the e-rater grammar check is disabled for the account. Contact your Turnitin account administrator to enable the e-rater grammar check for the account.

 

 

Note: e-rater grammar and spelling check comments are not automatically shown to the student. These comments are released, with all other comments, on the assignment post-date. Students will also not see e-rater comments if the assignment has not been opened by the instructor and if no comments have been left on the paper. This is to ensure that all comments e-rater has generated have been approved by the instructor.

 

Optional: Select the ETS handbook level from the drop down menu. The ETS handbooks provide students with in depth information about the grammar errors the e-rater technology finds in their paper. 

 

 

Select the dictionary used for the spelling check

 

 

The Categories enabled by default option allows instructors to choose which categories of feedback are enabled when viewing assignment submissions in GradeMark. The default is to show the feedback for every category.

 

Changing Advanced Assignment Option Defaults


If any changes have been made to the advanced assignment options, an additional option will be available at the bottom of the options panel. The instructor is asked Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments? Select yes to have all future assignment creations use the advanced assignment options that have been selected as the default setting. Select no to continue with the previous default advanced assignment option settings. 

 

The default settings can be changed at any time when creating a new assignment or updating an existing assignment. 

 

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Revision Assignments

 

Student users can only submit one paper per assignment. If the instructor would like students to submit multiple drafts without overwriting the previous drafts, the instructor can create additional assignments using the revision assignment type. Revision assignments are duplicates of the ‘parent’ assignment’s advanced options and standard settings, but may have new start, due, and post dates. The revision assignment may have a different Generate Originality Reports for student submissions setting. The instructor may also select a different set of optional special instructions, or assign a different point value.

Creating a Revision Assignment

 

1. From the class portfolio, click on the Add Assignment button 

 

 

2. Select Revision Assignment by clicking on the radio button next to Revision Assignment. Then click on the Next Step button


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3. From the dropdown menu labeled based on paper assignment, select the assignment that this revision should be based on

 

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4. (Optional) If you are a grade book user, you may enter an option point value. This is the maximum number of points a student can receive from an assignment. E.g. 100. By setting a point value, this allows the grade to be set by rubrics (if used) and be sent to the grade book

 

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5. Select the start date and time, due date and time, and (if available) post date and time for the assignment.

 

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6. (Optional) Enter any special assignment instructions for your students

 

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7. Select from the dropdown list when, after student submission, that you would like Originality Reports to be generated. There are three options for this assignment setting:

 

  • Immediately (first report is final) - Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately. Students cannot resubmit papers. Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.

 

  • Immediately (can overwrite reports until due date) - Originality Reports for the initial submission by each student user to this assignment will be generated immediately. Students may resubmit as often as the student wishes until the assignment due date. Originality Reports for the second or subsequent submission will require a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report begins processing. Only the latest submission is available to the instructor or student. Previous versions are removed. Originality Reports will regenerate within an hour of the due date and time to allow student submissions to compare against one another within the assignment. A change in the Originality Report similarity index may result from the regeneration of the reports. This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Originality Report. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.

 

  • On due date - Originality Reports will not be generated for any submission until the due date and time of the assignment. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports. Resubmissions may not be made after the due date and time of the assignment.

 

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Note: If an instructor chooses to grade without a student submission and the Immediately first report is final is selected, students will not be able to submit to the assignment once the Grading Template is created. 

 

8. Choose whether you would like your students to view the Originality Reports for their submissions to this assignment. This option gives instructors more flexibility and control when creating assignments.

 

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9. Click on submit to save this revision assignment. Revision assignments appear as sub-assignments of the main assignment on the class home page for instructors

 

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Reflection Assignments

 

The reflection assignment is a written document that, unlike paper assignments, is not analyzed for originality, nor can it be graded. However, a reflection can be viewed in the document viewer. The reflection assignment allows a student to reflect on their submitted paper assignment, allowing a student to detail what they learned from writing their paper assignment, what they plan to improve on, the areas of their assignment in which they did well, and elements of their writing that they plan to transfer into other assignments. The reflection assignment must be connected to a paper assignment in Turnitin, and cannot be created without. A reflection assignment is beneficial to institutions promoting writing development, and while not part of a PeerMark assignment, is often a good follow up to a peer review, as a means to reinforce the lessons of peer-reviewed work.

Creating a Reflection Assignment

 

1. From the class portfolio, click on the Add Assignment button 

 

 

2. Select Reflection Assignment by clicking on the radio button to the left of Reflection Assignment. Click on the Next Step button

 

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3. Select the paper assignment that the reflection assignment will be associated with

 

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4. (Optional) Enter a reflection assignment title

 

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5. (Optional) If you are a grade book user, you may enter an option point value. This is the maximum number of points a student can receive from an assignment. E.g. 100. By setting a point value, this allows the grade to be set by rubrics (if used) and be sent to the grade book

 

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6. Select the start date and time, due date and time, and (if available) post date and time for the assignment

 

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7. (Optional) Enter any special assignment instructions for your students

 

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8. Click submit to add the reflection assignment to the class homepage

 

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The reflection assignment will stack beneath the assignment it is associated with. Students submit to the reflection assignments in the same way any normal paper submission would be made using Turnitin.


Note: Originality Reports are not generated on submissions made to reflection assignments. If the instructor user needs Originality Reports, a normal Turnitin assignment or a revision assignment should be used.

Submitting Papers

 

Instructors joined to a Turnitin account can submit papers using the four available methods. Instructor uploads may be submitted by:

 

  • Single file upload - A single file submission selected by the instructor.
     
  • Cut and paste - Submission of text copied and pasted into a Turnitin submission box. May be used to submit from a file format that is not accepted. No images or non-text information can be copied and pasted - only plain text can be accepted.
     
  • Multiple file upload - Multiple files selected one by one. Similar to adding multiple attachments to an e-mail
     
  • Zip file upload - Submit a standard zip file containing multiple papers. May contain up to 200MB or 1,000 files. Zip file uploads of significant size may require additional time to complete

File Types and Size

 

Turnitin currently accepts the following file types for upload into an assignment that has the Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality enabled:

 

  • Microsoft Word® (DOC and DOCX)
  • Corel WordPerfect®
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • OpenOffice (ODT)
  • Hangul (HWP)
  • Powerpoint (PPT)

 

When "Accept any file type" is enabled for an assignment, Turnitin will accept any file type submission as long as file requirements are met.


The file size may not exceed 40 MB. Files of a larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non-text content. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to Turnitin. 


Note: Text only files may not exceed 2 MB.


Note: If your class is set up to only accept files in which Turnitin can generate a originality report PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt. To determine if a document contains actual text, copy and paste a section or all of the text into a plain-text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit. If no text is copied over, the selection is not actual text.

 

Note: Users whose text files are saved in a file type that is not accepted by Turnitin when the assignment is set to Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality will need to use a word processing program to save the file as one of the accepted types. Rich Text Format and Plain Text file types are nearly universally available in word processing software. Neither file type will support images or non-text data within the file. Plain text format does not support any formatting, and rich text format supports only limited formatting options. 


Warning: Users who are converting to a new file format will need to save their file with a name different than the original. Any file should be saved with a new file name when converting to plain text or rich text formats to prevent permanent loss of the original formatting or image content of a file.

Single File Upload

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. If needed, select Single File Upload from the Submit drop down menu. File upload is the default submission type for new users

 

 

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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the author pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio just as if the student made the submission

 

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3b. You must enter the first and last name when the non-enrolled student is selected from the author dropdown menu

 

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Warning: Papers you submit for non-enrolled students cannot be graded or marked for paperless return to students

 

3c. Enter the title for the paper

 

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5. Once the requirements for single file upload have been reviewed, you have a choice to upload a file from: 

 

  • A computer
  • Dropbox
  • or Google Drive

 

Click one of the submission buttons and then locate the file you would like to upload

 

 

6. Click Upload to upload this file.

 

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7. The upload will begin processing on the submission preview page and will indicate the upload progress of the selected file. Once the file is processed the first page of the file will be displayed

 

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8. Once the paper has been uploaded, the first page of the paper being submitted is displayed. Review the text to confirm the correct file was selected.  Use the arrows above the document preview to check any further pages in the document

 

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9. To complete the file upload, click on the Confirm button at the bottom of the page. If the wrong file was loaded, click on Cancel and re-submit with the correct file

 

 

10. Once the submission is complete, the digital receipt is displayed. The submission ID on the digital receipt is a unique number assigned to this submission. A copy of the digital receipt is available for download within the document viewer print option.

 

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11. Click Go to assignment inbox to view the list of current student submissions, or click Submit another file to continue submitting as a student

 

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Multiple File Upload

 

The multiple file upload submission option allows you to upload multiple files simultaneously.

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Multiple File Upload from the Submit: drop down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type.

 

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3. Click on Choose File and locate the file from your computer to attach to the File Submission Preview list

 

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  • Each file must be less than 40 MB
     

If your file contains images, you may remove the images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file to make the file smaller. If your file is a PDF and exceeds the 40 MB restriction: (1) copy the text in the document, (2) change the upload process to 'copy and paste', and (3) paste the text in the body field.

 

  • The maximum paper length for each file is 400 pages
     
  • All file types are allowed and can receive marks in GradeMark and PeerMark; however, only Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, and plain text files with at least 20 words of text will be eligible to receive Originality Reports
     

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4a. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. Select an enrolled student name using the dropdown menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

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4b. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. To submit on behalf of a non-enrolled student, ensure that "non-enrolled student" is selected from the Student dropdown list, and enter their last and first name in the respective text boxes. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

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5. Enter the title for the paper. If no paper title is entered, the title defaults to the file name for the submitted file

 

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6. Repeat steps 3 - 6 for each paper being submitted as part of the upload

 

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7a. When all the desired files are attached, review the student names and assignment titles

 

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7b. Files can be excluded from the upload by removing the check from the check box to the left of the file name under the Submit column.

 

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8a. Click Upload All to upload the files

 

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8b. You can remove all uploaded files from the File Submission Preview list by clicking on the Delete all link located below the list to the right. A dialog box will ask you to confirm the deletion. This will clear the list and allow you to restart the upload process.

 

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9. On the accepted files page, please review the files to be uploaded

 

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10. Click Submit to submit all uploaded files to Turnitin, or click Go back to make changes to the multiple file upload

 

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Cut and Paste Submissions

 

The cut and paste submission option allows users to submit information from non-supported word processors or file types, or to only submit specific parts or areas of a document that may need an Originality Report generated. 

 

Please note that only text can be submitted via the cut and paste method - any graphics, graphs, images, and formatting are lost when pasting into the text submission box.

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Cut and paste from the Submit Paper: pull down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type

 

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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the author pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio just as if the student made the submission

 

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3b. You must enter the first and last name when the non-enrolled student is selected from the author dropdown menu

 

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Warning: Papers you submit for non-enrolled students cannot be graded or marked for paperless return to students

 

4. Enter the title for the paper.

 

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5. Copy and paste the selected text into the text box

 

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Tip: To copy and paste text, highlight the text to submit in a word processing or text editing program and select copy from the edit menu. To transfer the text into the text box on Turnitin, click inside the text box of the submission page and select paste from the browser edit menu

 

6. Click on Upload to submit the text.

 

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7. Once the submission is complete, the digital receipt is displayed. The submission ID on the digital receipt is a unique number assigned to this submission. A copy of the digital receipt is available for download within the document viewer print option.

 

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8. Click Go to assignment inbox to view the list of current student submissions, or click Submit another file to continue submitting as a student

 

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Zip File Uploads

 

Instructors are able to upload a zip file of papers to a Turnitin assignment. The zip file may be any size up to approximately 200MB and contain up to 1000 individual files. If the zip file exceeds either limit it will be rejected.


In uploading zip files, you are advised to ensure that no unacceptable file types are contained within the zip file and to be careful of duplicate copies of the same file within the zip file. Turnitin will attempt to detect duplicate or invalid files and warn you of any duplicate or unacceptable files. 

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Zip file upload from the choose a paper submission method: pull down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type for new users.

 

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3. Click on Choose File and select the zip file that will be uploaded

 

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  • Zip files can contain a max of 1000 papers


Please check the contents of your zip file. Check the number of documents in the zip file, if it contains more than 1000 papers, the system will take a minimum of an hour to detect the error and the zip file will not be uploaded.

 

  • The zip file must be less than 200 MB
     
  • Individual files must be less than 40 MB each
     

If your file contains images, you may remove the images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file to make the file smaller. If your file is a PDF and exceeds the 40 MB restriction: (1) copy the text in the document, (2) change the upload process to 'copy and paste', and (3) paste the text in the body field.
 

  • The maximum paper length for individual files is 400 pages each
     
  • All file types are allowed and can receive marks in GradeMark and PeerMark; however, only Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, and plain text files with at least 20 words of text will be eligible to receive Originality Reports

 

4. Click Upload to load the zip file and view the list of papers. A status bar indicating upload progress should be shown. Once uploaded the paper will be redirected to the File Submission Preview page

 

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5.

 

5a. Once your zip file has been successfully uploaded, the individual files within the zip file will appear in the File Submission Preview list. Select an enrolled student name using the dropdown menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

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5b. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. To submit on behalf of a non-enrolled student, ensure that "non-enrolled student" is selected from the Student dropdown list, and enter their last and first name in the respective text boxes. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

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6. Enter the title for the paper. If no paper title is entered, the title defaults to the file name for the submitted file

 

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7.

7a. When all the desired files are attached, review the student names and assignment titles

 

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7b. Files can be excluded from the submission by removing the check from the check box to the left of the file name under the Submit column.

 

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6. Once the files to submit from the zip file have been selected and (if needed) assigned name and title information, you must click on Submit to continue the upload of papers into the assignment. I

 

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7. A confirmation screen will be shown listing all file names, author names, Email user profiles, and submission titles. Any fields containing Anonymous or Not Entered are not required, but may be set by using the Go back button to return to the previous screen 


Click Submit to finalise the zip file upload into the assignment. Otherwise, click Go back to make any necessary amendments. A progress bar will display the remaining time for the upload

 

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Assignment Inbox

 

Each assignment in a class has an assignment inbox. The assignment inbox contains any submissions that have been made by students or the instructor to the assignment.

 

1. To access the assignment inbox, click the All Classes tab, which will direct you to the Instructor homepage.

 

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2. From the Instructor homepage, click on the class name of the assignments you wish to access. You will be directed to the class homepage

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3. From the Class homepage, click on the View link under the Actions column next to the assignment that you wish to access

 

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Elements of the Assignment Inbox

 

The assignment inbox is a sorted list of columns containing information regarding submissions in an assignment. The assignment inbox can be organized by any of the criteria listed - for example, clicking on the column heading name of author will sort the contents of the assignment box by author last name from A to Z. Clicking the column heading again will sort it again by the reverse of the criteria, from Z to A.

 

The column headings in the assignment inbox are:

 

  • Author - A column containing the names of any enrolled students and the names given for any non-enrolled instructor uploaded papers in the assignment. Clicking on the name of the author opens the class portfolio page for any enrolled students. Enrolled student names are underlined and lettered in blue

 

  • Title - The title given for any paper submitted. If there is no submission for a user, this field will list "no submission". Clicking on the title of a paper will open a text version of the paper with submission information, but no Originality Report data, to allow an instructor to view the student paper

 

  • Similarity - The Similarity column contains the Similarity Report icon. The icon contains a percentage indicating the overall similarity of the paper to information in the Turnitin repositories: 100% being ‘fully similar’, 0% indicating ‘no similarity’. The icon is rectangular and contains the percentage number and the corresponding color. If only a grayed out icon is available, the report is not ready. A dash in the report column indicates no submission or that no Similarity Report is generated based on assignment settings. For more information, see the Viewing Similarity Reports section of this guide

 

  • Grade - The grade column indicates GradeMark image availability. A blue pencil icon indicates that a paper is ready to be graded, but has not yet been graded. A grey pencil icon that no submission was made or that GradeMark digital assessment is not available for the class or account. Once a paper is graded, the point value given to the paper will replace the pencil icon in the grade column

 

  • Response - The response column provides instructors with insight on which students have viewed their graded papers. A grey icon of a person with a check mark notifies the instructor that their student has viewed their graded paper in GradeMark for over 30 seconds. If the student does not view GradeMark for more than 30 seconds, the response column will not update. By hovering over this icon, you will be advised of the date and time that your student viewed GradeMark

 

  • File - A page icon will appear in the file column if a submission has been uploaded to Turnitin. If there was no submission made, a dash will appear. Click on the page icon to download a copy of the submission as originally uploaded by the student to the assignment

 

  • Paper ID - The unique numeric ID number assigned to every submission made to Turnitin. This column contains a dash if no submission was made. The paper ID is also provided to students or instructors when submitting by file upload or copy and paste as part of the digital receipt

 

  • Date - The date of a submission. Any dates shown in red indicate a late submission made after the due date and time of an assignment. The format is day-month-year. If no submission was made after the due date/time for a student, this column shows (late) in red. If the due date has not passed, students in the class with no submissions have a dash in this column.

 

The assignment inbox also contains a number of items in the assignment inbox panel at the top of the assignment inbox. The items are:

 

  • All papers
  • Marked papers
  • Viewed papers
  • New papers

 

These allow an instructor to select which folder of an assignment inbox to view. By default, all papers are in the new papers folder. Papers can be moved between folders in the assignment inbox by using the move to function. Papers only can be placed in a single folder. Selecting a folder will display only that folder unless all papers is selected, which shows every submission in an assignment

 

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  • Submit button - Allows an instructor to begin submitting a paper or papers to this assignment

 

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Organizing the Assignment Inbox

 

Turnitin offers the instructor user many methods to organize papers in the assignment inbox to assist with handling large classes or simply to quickly sort the submissions and Originality Reports in an inbox. 


The following are the ways an instructor is able to organize the assignment inbox:

 

  • Sorting by column header - Click any of the following column names to sort the inbox by that column: author, title, similarity, grade,  paper ID and date. Click a second time to re-sort in the opposite direction
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  • Delete - By ticking the checkbox for a particular paper, the delete option will appear above. This will allow you to delete the paper

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  • Download - By ticking the checkbox for a particular paper, the download option will appear above. Select from the Download dropdown list whether you would like to download the original paper or the GradeMark paper

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    • In selecting Original File, a dialog box will appear advising you that the file will be compressed and downloaded to your computer. Click OK to accept, or Cancel to abort the procedure
       
    • In selecting GradeMark paper, a dialog box will appear advising you that this action will compress the selected files into a zip file. You will be notified in your Turnitin Messages tab when the zip file is available for download. Click OK to accept, or Cancel to abort the procedure. This process is confirmed through a yellow notification at the top of the page. Select the Messages link to If view and download the zip file
       

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  • Move to - By ticking the checkbox for a particular paper, the move to... option will appear above. This button will allow you to move papers to the viewed or marked folders. You will be directed to the move paper(s) page, where you can select the destination folder and destination assignment from their respective dropdown lists. Click submit to confirm this move

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GradeMark Report

 

GradeMark Report provides information on how many times each QuickMark was used on and each rubric criterion rating given for each graded paper in an assignment. This allows instructors to more quickly identify learning patterns among their students and determine which rubric criteria or writing skills their students show strengths or weaknesses in.

 

1. To view the GradeMark Report summary click on the GradeMark Report button.

 

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Within the GradeMark report there are two main viewing options: the rubrics tab or the quickmarks tab. If e-rater grammar check is turned on for an assignment a third tab will appear titled e-rater® Marks.

 

2. By clicking on the Quickmarks tab, this will display the QuickMark sets used in grading the papers within the assignment and the number of QuickMark editing marks used in each paper from each QuickMark set.

 

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3. To view the specific QuickMark editing marks that were used from each QuickMark set, click on the details link under the QuickMark set that you would like to view

 

 

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4. GradeMark report tracks and records each QuickMark used within a students paper. This information is located underneath the QuickMark symbol column header to the right of the student name and paper title. Use the QuickMark set name tabs to navigate between QuickMark sets.

 

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5. 

 

5a. To make any changes to the GradeMark report, click on the gm link under GradeMark, which will open GradeMark. Once you have made these changes, close the GradeMark window 

 

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5b. For the aforementioned changes to update in the GradeMark report, click on the Refresh Report button in the top right corner of the  GradeMark report page. This will update the changes made

 

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5c. To export the GradeMark report click on the Export Report button in the top right corner of the GradeMark report page. Whichever page of the GradeMark report you are currently viewing will be exported to an excel file

 

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6. Selecting the Rubric/Form tab will open the rubric portion of the GradeMark report.

 

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7. There are two viewing options for the rubrics tab: numerical scores or qualitative scores. Use the "View as" dropdown menu to move between the two options.

 

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Training Video

Accessing the Assignment Inbox

 

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Viewing Papers 

 

Every text or image-based submission made to an assignment can be viewed online. To view a paper through the Turnitin website, simply click title of the paper in title column of the Assignment Inbox; this will open the paper in the Document Viewer.

 

Note: Media files cannot be played within the Document Viewer, but can be downloaded from the Document Viewer. Click here to view guidance on downloading media files.

Downloading Papers

 

You can download and save papers submitted to an assignment one by one, or in bulk, as a zip file. If the GradeMark or Peer Review products are active on your account, you will have the option of downloading a PDF version of the submission, or the file in its original format.

 

1. Click on the icon under the File column for the paper to download. 

 

 

2. For Peer Review and GradeMark accounts, a pop-up window will prompt you to opt to download the submission in its originally submitted format, or in PDF format

 

 

3. The file will download automatically to your device

 

Note: Media files can only be downloaded in their original format.

Bulk Downloading Papers

 

You can also download papers in bulk into a zip file, either in the submission's original file format or in GradeMark format.

 

1. From the Assignment Inbox, check the boxes alongside the papers that you would like to download

 

 

1a. The user may also  check box in the column heading to download all papers from all pages of an assignment inbox

 

 

2. Click the Download button above the author column and select the format you'd like to use

 

 

3. Click on ok to accept the download​

 

 

4. We'll now work away in the background creating a zip file with your requested files. Feel free to use Turnitin as normal while we process your files. 

 

 

5. We'll send you a notification once your files have finished processing in the Messages tab. You can find the Messages tab in the top right corner of Turnitin. 

6. Inside your Messages tab you will have a new notification from us.  Open the message to find your download link.

 

7.  Click the download link contained in the message to download your files.

 

 

Note: Media files can only be downloaded in their original format.

Downloading Files in the Document Viewer

 

Files can also be downloaded directly from the Document Viewer

 

1.  Click the paper title from the Title column in the Assignment Inbox; this will open the Document Viewer in a new browser

 

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2. Click the printer icon from the bottom left-hand corner of the Document Viewer, and select Download submitted file to download the submission in its original format. Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the current view in the Document Viewer or digital receipt.

 

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Note: By clicking Download PDF of the current view for printing when dealing with a media file submission, only the submission information and comments added in GradeMark will appear within the PDF.

Downloading Media Files in the Document Viewer

 

When opening a media file submission in the Turnitin Document Viewer, you will immediately be prompted to download the file in its original format. From here, you can provide feedback on the submission in GradeMark using the blank paper provided.

 

1.  Click the title of the paper from the Title column in the Assignment Inbox; this will open the paper in the Document Viewer

 

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Moving Papers Between Assignments

 

If an assignment has been accidentally submitted to the wrong assignment within a class you can easily change this. 

 

Note: Any grades you have already applied to the submission will also be transferred with the paper

 

1. From the class homepage navigate to the assignment with the incorrect submission


 

2. Using the check boxes in the first column select the student submissions that you would like to move. A yellow bar will appear confirming the amount of papers you have selected. Click the Move To... button. 

 

 

3. Using the destination assignment drop down select the assignment you'd like to move the submission into

 

Note: You are only able to move papers between assignments within the same class


 

4. Click Submit to move the papers

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