Improvements to the Turnitin Assignments by Groups tool

The ‘building block’ which links our Blackboard system to Turnitin was updated yesterday evening.

Any staff who use – or who have considered using – the Turnitin Assignments by Group feature will be pleased to know that the interface has seen a few minor, but useful improvements.

Principally, you can now see the Grade when accessing Turnitin Assignments by Group. This means you can tell at a glance which papers have been marked, and which remain to be marked.

Please note:
This tool is NOT useful as a way of marking group work, where each member of the group will receive the same mark and feedback – Turnitin does not currently provide a solution for that scenario. But it should prove useful for any assignment where each marker is marking work submitted by a particular tutor group or seminar group. It can also be used as a way of randomly assigning students to markers.

Please see our updated guide for help with using the tool, and guidance on setting up Groups in Blackboard to accommodate a variety of assessment scenarios: Turnitin Assignments by Group.

For advice on assessing group work, see Group Assignments.