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Turnitin is a web-based e-assessment tool that is fully integrated into Blackboard. It allows for the marking of electronically submitted assignments.

It can be used to:

  • Mark and provide feedback on students’ work online (using the Feedback Studio)
  • Automatically check the originality of students’ work (using the Similarity Report).

One Turnitin assignment submission point can be used to perform either or both of these tasks.

Using Turnitin is an efficient and convenient way to handle the submission and marking of formative or summative coursework by individual students.

Turnitin provides the following features:

  • Single file submission up to 40MB
  • Anonymous marking
  • Inline grading (on-screen view of the submitted assignment with the ability to annotate the paper)
  • Reusable comments (called QuickMarks)
  • Offline marking using the iPad mobile app


Set up and guidance

Checklist: 6 STEPS to setting up problem free Turnitin assignments

Setting up a Turnitin assignment

Deleting a Turnitin Assignment 

Formatting Turnitin instructions for greater impact

Handling multiple markers in a Turnitin assignment

Using the Turnitin Assignments by Group feature to mark particular sets of student work.

What to do if ‘Turnitin Assignments’ does not appear in the Control Panel


Marking and feedback

Access Turnitin assignments

In your course go to: 1. Control Panel > 2. Course Tools > 3. Turnitin Assignments.

The Turnitin assignments for the course are listed.

Click on the title of the assignment you want to open to see the assignment inbox. The student submissions are shown and you can start marking by clicking on the Blue Pen icon for each students’ paper.









Using the Feedback Studio interface

Turnitin Feedback Studio: Finding your way around the interface

Overview of the Feedback Studio

Turnitin Feedback Studio overview

Try out online marking using the Interactive Feedback Studio demo

Feedback Studio Instructor User Manual

Hints and Tips for using Turnitin to provide feedback

Marking an assignment in Turnitin

Managing QuickMark sets in Turnitin

Marking in Turnitin when students have not submitted online


Using Turnitin rubrics to mark and provide feedback

see Turnitin Rubrics

  • What are Turnitin rubrics?
  • Using Turnitin rubrics to mark and provide feedback
  • How to Export and Import Turnitin Rubrics
  • Duplicating a Turnitin Rubric
  • Turnitin Rubrics – who can see them and where?


Administrative tasks and assignment settings

Submitting work to Turnitin on behalf of a student

Deleting a paper submitted to Turnitin

Hiding provisional Turnitin marks and feedback

Anonymous marking in Turnitin

Downloading files from Turnitin

How to Export grades from Turnitin

How to Export and Import Turnitin Rubrics
Sharing your rubrics with colleagues

Attaching a file to a Turnitin Assignment in the Grade Centre

Use Roster Sync to show students in a Turnitin assignment

Use Sync Grades to push marks into the Grade Centre

Including Turnitin assignments in a Weighted Total or other calculated Grade Centre column


Peer Assessment in Turnitin

PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool available within Turnitin. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark, instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.

Turnitin PeerMark Assignment Guide



Marking work on an iPad

Turnitin iPad app – instructor manual (Turnitin website)

Before you can view and mark student papers on your iPad, you will need to:

  1. Set up the iPad app for Turnitin UK use.
  2. Generate a class access code.


1. When installing or upgrading the app, you need to configure it to point to TurnitinUK

  • Before opening the Turnitin App, go to the ‘Settings’ on your iPad (looks like an app with a sprocket image).
  • Scroll the navigation menu down to ‘Turnitin.’
  • Tap the ‘Turnitin’ line.
  • Tap the ‘Service’ field
  • Tap ‘Feedback Studio UK’
  • Exit settings, you should now be able to log in or enter in a Turnitin UK access code.


2. To find the access code, open Turnitin from a laptop or desktop computer.

You can obtain this access code – using a desktop or laptop computer – when viewing a student’s work in the Feedback Studio for the assignment you want to mark. Click on the ‘i’ icon at the bottom of the sidebar menu.



Please note:

  • You should only need to generate an access code once from an assignment in your Blackboard course. This will show all the Turnitin assignments available in that Blackboard course on your iPad. You will then be able to choose which assignments to download to mark.
  • Class access codes are for one-time use only and expire if not used within 24 hours. If you log out of the iPad app, “Un-link the iPad from Turnitin,” or if the code has expired, you will need to generate a new access code.


Error messages

What to do if you receive an error message using Turnitin


Student guides

A student’s guide to Turnitin

Student guide to reducing file size for online submission

Turnitin Feedback Studio – Student User Guide (Turnitin website)

Turnitin Feedback Studio – student guide

Student guide to accessing feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio


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