Customizing account settings for Turnitin Feedback Studio and Originality Check

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As the account administrator, you have the ability to customize your institution's Turnitin experience using account-wide settings. 

To access your account settings:

  1. Select the settings gear icon alongside the account (or sub-account) you wish to edit.
  2. Select Edit account settings.

Restrict website access

Using the Turnitin website to edit classes or assignments that were originally created within an integrated LMS can cause usage errors on both platforms. Administrators of accounts with configured integrations can either allow instructors and students to access both their LMS and the Turnitin website, or restrict access to the Turnitin website to a view-only state.

When view-only has been enabled, instructors and students will be able to view details for:

  • personal account
  • class and assignments
  • submissions
  • student information (instructor only)

Grading features and settings

Depending on your licence type, there is a list of features that you turn on or off for your institution. If any of the bellow settings are greyed out or missing from view, they are not available for your licence. 

Anonymous marking

Anonymous marking masks any identifiable student personal information (name, email address, and student ID) from appearing anywhere within the assignment workflow, including while grading student submissions. 

If an instructor identifies collusion in a paper at any point during marking, they will have the ability to reveal the student's name. If a student's name has been revealed an audit trail will be created, and the administrator will receive a notification. You will also receive the instructor's reason for unveiling a student's name in order for any issues to be properly investigated.

Anonymous marking can only be enabled or disabled from the parent account and cannot be edited from sub-accounts. The setting will be greyed out when viewed from the settings of a sub-account.

Online grading

Manage whether instructors have the ability to grade and leave feedback directly onto student submissions using Feedback Studio. Instructors can create and utilize rubrics, QuickMarks, and commenting tools. 

Access to online grading is dependant on your institution's license type. If the setting is not visible and you would like access for your institution, reach out to your Turnitin account manager to learn more. 

Grade book

The grade book allows an instructor to track student grades and attendance for a class. 

Grammar check using ETS e-rater

The ETS e-rater grammar and spelling feedback provides students with suggestions for writing improvement in the following categories: grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling.

View our ETS e-rater guidance to learn more.

Multiple markers - Beta

Multiple markers allows multiple instructors to grade submissions in a single assignment. Multiple markers gives each instructor their own grading layer on a submission. This layer can be toggled on and off, just like any other layer in Turnitin Feedback Studio, to provide multiple sources of feedback for a student.

Multiple markers is only possible if your institution uses roster sync to manage enrollments and classes. 

View our Using multiple markers guidance to learn more. 

The Similarity Report features and settings

Translated matching 

Translated matching allows students to submit content in a non-English language, whilst retaining the ability to match against our database of English language content.

If enabled, Turnitin will identify the language that a paper has been written in. This paper will then be fully translated into English. The resulting English language content is then matched against all the databases that have been activated for the assignment. If a match is found, this will be displayed alongside any matches we have found in the non-translated version of the paper.

Translated matching currently supports the following languages:

Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian,  Maltese, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese

View our Using Translated Matching guidance to learn more.

AI writing

AI writing detection appears as part of the side panel within the Similarity Report and is designed to help educators identify text that might be prepared by a generative AI tool. 

AI writing detection is enabled by default. 

View our AI writing guidance to learn more.

Document details (Turnitin Originality only)

Document details appears as part of the side panel within the Similarity Report and will provide insights on a file’s metadata, as well as images and spelling usage.

View our Viewing document details guidance to learn more.

Assignment features and settings


PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates.

View our PeerMark guidance to learn more.

Discussion boards

Discussion boards give students the chance to participate in peer discussions. The class discussion board allows students to suggest topics for approval by the instructor, reply to topics posted by the instructor, and reply to the posts made by other students in a moderated discussion environment.

Viewing options - assignment dates

Use the checkbox to select whether students in your account are permitted to view their assignment dates. By default, students are able to view all of their assignment dates, which include:

  • Start date
  • Due date 
  • Post date (feedback release date)

Default assignment setting for file types

When enabled, the default setting for all new assignments within this account will be to 'allow students to submit any type of file to Turnitin'. When an assignment allows submission of all file types, instructors will always be able to leave feedback on and download submitted files. 

This setting does not guarantee that a Similarity Report can be generated.

View our File requirements guidance to learn about what file types are supported to receive a Similarity Report.  

Data storage and repository settings

Paper deletion requests

When enabled, instructors have the ability to request the deletion of any submissions in their classes that have been accidentally stored in the Turnitin repository. You will have the option to approve or reject the requests. 

To aid with the visibility of deletion requests, you can delegate an email address to receive all request email notifications. Only the account administrator will be able to approve or reject the requests. 

View our Managing paper deletions guidance to learn more about managing paper deletion requests. 

Paper repository options 

Manage the repository options the instructors in your account have access to for their assignment settings. 

  • Enable instructor standard repository options:
    Chosen instructors will be able to set the assignment option to either store student papers within the standard paper repository or to not store the papers in any repository.
  • Enable instructor expanded repository options:
    Instructors will be able to set their assignment options to store student papers in the standard paper repository, in the institutional paper repository, no repository, or to allow students to choose between the standard paper repository and the institutional paper repository.
  • Submit all papers to the standard repository
    All student papers submitted to the account will be stored in the standard paper repository.

Submission release - student matches

If two student submissions match against each other, you are able manage the privacy of your student's submissions. There are two scenarios for matching student submissions:

  • Students within your institution matching to each other 
  • A student from an external institution matching to your student's submission

For student matches within your account and sub-accounts, you can enable or disable the ability for instructors to automatically view the full text of the matching submission for a student outside of their class. 

For external paper view requests, you can either allow the instructor of the original assignment to receive requests directly or specify an email address that all paper view requests will be automatically routed to.

Before granting an external paper view request, we recommend ensuring the submission contains no personal student details.  


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