Creating an assignment in Originality, Similarity and SimCheck using Sakai

  1. From the Assignments tab in Sakai, choose Add.
  2. Set dates for the Open Date and Due Date settings. These dates act as the start date and due date for Turnitin.
  3. From the list of settings, find the Turnitin Plagiarism Service heading and select the Use Turnitin checkbox.
  4. There are several other options within Turnitin that you can customize for each assignment.
    • Allow students to view report determines if students are able to see the Similarity Reports that are generated.
    • Exclude from Similarity Reports automatically excludes bibliographies and/or quotes from the Similarity Reports.
    • Submission indexing adds files automatically to your organization's private repository. This makes them available to be matched against in similarity reports by other people within your organization.
    • Generate Similarity Reports
      • Immediately: Similarity Reports will be generated immediately after the file has been submitted.
      • On due date: Similarity Reports will only be generated on the due date of the assignment.
      • Immediately and on due date: Similarity Reports will be generated immediately after the file has been submitted. They will be generated again on the due date of the assignment. This option can be used to check for collusion within a class.
  5. Post the assignment to allow users to start uploading files.
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