In this guide:
The assignment inbox contains any submissions that have been made by students or the instructor to the assignment.
These directions are for the LTI 1.3 integration. If you are still using the LTI 1.1 integration, please refer to these directions as well. We have noted below where the two integrations' features differ. In addition, you might want to reach out to your LMS admin about updating to the LTI 1.3 integration.
The top of the Assignment Inbox
- The top menu bar has notifications (1), a link to our support guides (2) and an option to edit the additional assignment settings (3).
- The search bar allows you to search through the students (4). The drop-down allows you to submit on behalf of a student (5). In Blackboard, you can also view your group and group sets here.
With the LTI 1.1 integration, instructors can only resubmit on behalf of a student.
- Select Download All to download all the papers (6). You can also download the grade report, the submission list, the original files or the files as PDFs, and the GradeMark information for all the submissions (as PDFs). You can also check the boxes next to the papers to select specific papers, then choose Download Selected to download these papers. This button becomes active after the first submission has been made to the assignment.
- The refresh button (7) will check for any updates to the inbox without having to reload the webpage. This includes any roster data that may have been updated.
Assignment Inbox organization
The Assignment Inbox can be sorted 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 displayed here 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.
With the LTI 1.1 integration, only students that have submitted to the assignment will appear under this heading.
- Paper Title - The title given for any paper submitted. If there is no submission for a user, this field will display "not yet submitted". Selecting the title of a paper will open the paper in the Turnitin Feedback Studio viewer.
- Paper ID - The unique numeric ID number assigned to every submission made to Turnitin. This column contains a dash if no submission was made. This ID is provided to students or instructors when submitting by file upload or copy and paste as part of the digital receipt.
- Uploaded - 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 has been made, a dash is displayed in this column.
- Viewed - The green eye icon indicates whether a graded paper has been viewed by the student. If you hover over it with your mouse, you can see the viewed date/time. If the eye is black and has a strike through it, the feedback has not been viewed. The graded submission must have been opened by the student for a minimum of 30 seconds for it's state to change to "viewed".
- Grade - The grade column indicates the grade given to the submission in Feedback Studio. A blue pencil icon indicates that a paper is ready to be graded, but has not yet been graded. A gray pencil icon that no submission was made. Once a paper is graded, the point value given to the paper will replace the pencil icon in the grade column.
- Similarity - The Similarity column contains the Similarity Report icon. The icon contains a percentage indicating the overall text of the paper that matches to information in the Turnitin repositories: 100% being ‘a full text match’, 0% indicating ‘no text matches found’. The icon contains the percentage number and the corresponding color. If a grayed out icon appears, the report is not ready. A dash in the report column indicates no submission or that no Similarity Report was generated based on assignment settings. View our Similarity Report guidance to learn more.
- Flags - A flag indicates that we noticed something strange about the submission and suggest further review. View our Flags guidance to learn more.
- Options - This menu will allow the instructor to submit or resubmit on behalf of students, download the submission, remove the submission from the inbox, request permanent deletion from the student paper repository, or resync the grade, which re-sends the assignment grade to the LMS gradebook.
If a Student Information System (SIS) changes a student’s enrollment on an LMS course to either remove them or make them inactive, this could remove the student from the Turnitin assignment. If an institution has concerns around how their SIS may work with Turnitin, they should speak to their LMS provider to learn more about how details are shared with LTI tools.