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
Using the Turnitin Assignments by Group feature to mark particular sets of student work.
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
Try out online marking using the Interactive Feedback Studio demo
Using Turnitin Rubrics and Grading Forms 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
Importing and attaching a Rubric – see Turnitin Rubrics
Statistics and Reports
Class usage statistics
In the Turnitin assignment inbox click on the Class Stats tab to download a CSV file containing submission, similarity and grading statistics for the assignment.
The GradeMark report shows summary statistics about the QuickMarks and Rubric (or Grading Form) used to grade an assignment. You can access the GradeMark report for any Turnitin assignment from the assignment inbox. The report gives a summary for each student, but also allows you to see, for example, how well the class as a whole has performed against each rubric criterion.
N.B. The Rubric report will show rubric usage across the whole class, by all markers on the assignment.
However the QuickMark report shows only those QuickMarks which are in the library of the person running the report – so is of limited use where an assignment has multiple markers.
For more information see the GradeMark Report page on the Turnitin help site.
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 Feedback Studio – Student User Guide (Turnitin website)