1. What is Turnitin?
1.What is Turnitin?
Turnitin’s online text match software is one of the strategies UTS uses to encourage the development of academic literacies. You can find more information on their webpage at https://turnitin.com.
The Turnitin Assignment tool in UTSOnline enables the creation of Turnitin assignments which can be made available in content areas of a UTSOnline subject. Functionality includes the ability to submit an assignment and then generate an originality report. It also allows marking of assignments online/offline and peer marking.
2. The Turnitin Suite
Learn how Turnitin improves the student writing process by combining originality checking, online grading and peer review.
3. How do I create and use the Turnitin Assignment in UTSOnline?
To create a Turnitin Assignment in your UTSOnline subject, open any content area. Under the content area heading, click the Assessment menu button and select Turnitin Assignment. See the video below for more information.
4. How do I download student assignment submissions from a Turnitin Assignment?
To download Turnitin Assignment submissions, navigate to the subject Control Panel, expand the Subject Tools menu, and click on Turnitin Assignments, or Turnitin Assignments By Groups. In the Turnitin Assignments page, select the Turnitin Assignment. Ensure the Assignment Inbox tab is active in the Turnitin assignment.
Downloading an individual Turnitin assignment
Figure 1 – Downloading an individual Turnitin assignment
Downloading multiple Turnitin assignments
Figure 2- Downloading multiple Turnitin assignments
Turnitin Assignments should not be copied. The Copy button in the Action Item menu for a Turnitin Assignment in a content area is not supported functionality in the current version of Turnitin.
If you use the Copy button, the assignment will appear to copy correctly, but in some cases the dates are not copied correctly and in other cases, students and Instructors will receive error messages when trying to access the copy.
For multiple Turnitin Assignments, a new Turnitin Assignment should be created each time. Bear in mind, for a new semester it is recommended that you create new assignments to avoid glitches.
6. How do I create rubrics in Turnitin?
Get inspired with some examples of Rubrics from Turnitin website.
7. How to edit a rubric
Rubrics can be edited after creation.
If a rubric is locked for editing, an instructor may duplicate (copy) the rubric and then make changes to the new copy.
To modify a rubric scorecard:
8. How can I use Turnitin App on my iPad?
Turnitin for iPad allows instructors to:
– Leave comments, marks, and highlights
Turnitin supports the following file types: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs (Submitted via the Google Drive submission option), plain text files.
Although PDF is a supported file type, not all PDF’s are supported by Turnitin. PDF’s containing forms, portfolios or containing images of text are not fully supported.
Students own the IP in their own work, so you need to ask the student for permission before sending a copy of their work to anyone who is not involved in assessing their work at UTS. If the student says no, please don’t send the work on. There is no obligation to send copies of papers to institutions that request them. Conversely, if you find a high level of matching between one of your students’ assignments and work at another university, Turnitin will already show you the matching text so you may not need to make a request.
Over time the list of students enrolled in a UTSOnline subject may change due to the daily enrolment update to match CASS. However the list of students in the Turnitin database remains static. To resolve this, you will need to utilise Turnitin’s Roster Sync feature. When initiated by a UTSOnline subject Instructor, the Roster Sync feature synchronises the student list of a UTSOnline subject with the student list of a Turnitin Assignment and therefore enables Instructors to maintain a current list of students on the Turnitin database to correspond with the list of students in their UTSOnline subject.To utilise the Roster Sync feature, navigate to the subject Control Panel, expand the Subject Tools menu, and click on Turnitin Assignments to access the Turnitin Assignments page. (Figure 3).
Figure 3 – Turnitin Assignments in Subject Tools
In the Turnitin Assignments page, open one of the Turnitin assignments (if there are multiple assignments). Under the Assignment Inbox tab, select the Roster Sync link located above the inbox (Figure 4).
Figure 4 – Roster Sync
Class End Date error
You may find that when creating a new PeerMark Assignment, you receive an error message indicating that the Due Date or Post Date needs to be before the Class End Date. (Figure 5).
Figure 5 – Class End Date error
Turnitin Assignments in Subject Tools
The Class End Date is a Turnitin setting which defines when a UTSOnline subject is no longer active. If the Due Date and Post Date are set after the Class End Date, this error message will appear. The Due Date and Post Date need to be set before the Class End Date. Unfortunately, the Class End Date cannot be viewed and/or changed within UTSOnline. There are a number of ways to work around this issue:
Because the Class End Date is a Turnitin-only setting, it will not affect other parts of your UTSOnline subject. Turnitin assignments is part of UTS’s online assignment submission process used within UTSOnline. It promotes academic integrity by checking that your assignments are your own work and that you have acknowledged the work and ideas used from other sources.