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Turnitin Assignment

Turnitin assignments are added from the course’s home page. To open the course home page, click on the course from the Moodle start page.

From the course home page, click on the Turn editing on link in the Administration menu to allow assignments to be added to the course. Select Turnitin Assignment from the Add an activity... pull-down menu.



1. On the assignment creation page, enter the following:

  • assignment title
  • a description for the assignment



Note: Only alpha-numeric characters should be used when creating an assignment title. We do not support special characters or punctuation.


2. Select the submission type for the assignment. The default is File Upload. Text submission will require your students to copy and paste their paper in a text box to submit their paper. You can let your students choose which submission type to use by selecting Any Submission Type.



3. Select the number of parts you want the assignment to have from the “Number of Parts” pull down menu. Each Turnitin assignment in the Moodle Direct Integration can have multiple parts associated with it. The student has to submit a file to each part to complete the assignment. The default is a one part assignment.



4. Select the Maximum File Size for submissions. Turnitin allows up to 2MB for a text only submission and 40MB for a text and graphic submission. The maximum file size can be adjusted within the Moodle Course settings.



5. Select the Overall Grade from the pull-down menu. The default value is 100.



6. The Student Originality Reports option of assignment creation provides instructors with the ability to control whether students are allowed to view Originality Reports within each created assignment. Select yes to allow students to see the Originality Report for the assignment. The default setting is no.


Turnitin Advanced Assignment Options


When creating a Turnitin assignment the user may select to view and change any of the Turnitin Advanced Options. 



Allow Late Submissions


The Allow Late Submissions option allows students to submit work after the due date. Late submissions are marked as being late and the actual submission date is recorded. The default is set to no.


Report Generation Speed


There are three options for generating Originality Reports for student submissions:


  • Generate reports 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.


  • Generate reports immediately, reports can be overwritten 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.

    Student submissions will compare against one another within the assignment on the due date and time, which may result in a change in the Originality Report similarity index and results at the due date and time. This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Originality Report. No resubmissions after the due date and time of the assignment.


  • Generate reports 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.


Store Student Papers


The Store Student Papers drop down has three options: in the Standard Repository, the institution’s repository, or to not store the papers. The default is to store the student papers in the standard repository.


Repository Sources for Originality Reports


You are able to select the available repository sources to compare submissions in the assignment against. This allows an instructor to disregard a source type if the comparison against this type of source is not needed. There are three database search options:


Check against stored student papers, Check against the internet, and Check against the journals, periodicals and publications.


The default for each of these search options is set to Yes.


Moodle Groups


The Moodle functionality for managing groups and groupings of students within Moodle courses / activities is fully supported in Moodle Direct.

Click on the Save and Display button once you have selected all the assignment options for the Turnitin assignment. 


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