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‘Turnitin’ is software that has been integrated with CloudDeakin to detect text in assignment submissions that may not be original. The Turnitin Feedback Studio interface allows teaching staff to view the Originality Reports of an Assignment Submission and the GradeMark results at the same time, and toggle between the two.

Overview
Turnitin generates an ‘originality report’ that sets out the quantity and source of any text that is matched with other sources in the Turnitin database. Text submitted to Turnitin is checked against:

  • over 60 billion webpages – both current and archived versions
  • academic journals
  • many ‘online classic’ texts and some textbooks
  • papers submitted by other students anywhere in the world where Turnitin submission has been used – including submissions from previous trimesters.

Note: New file formats and sizes for submission for students (PowerPoint and Excel documents can now be submitted, with file size not exceeding 40 MB).

Overview of Feedback Studio
Feedback Studio
USING TURNITIN
Create a Turnitin Assignment
  1. Click on Assessments and then click on Assignments link in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click New Assignment Folder. Enter the Name for the assignment.
  3. Choose the Folder Type as being either Individual assignment submission or group assignment submission.
  4. Choose a Category for the assignment from the dropdown menu (if needed).
  5. Select a Grade Item for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed (See Grades for more information).
  6. Enter the assignment score under the Out of textbox.
  7. Under the Student View Preview, select how you would like your students to view their grade once released. You have three options: Points grade, Grade scheme symbol and Grade scheme colour. Whatever you enter in the Out of option will also be reflected in Turnitin GradeMark i.e. 10 points set in D2L will also allow 10 points to be entered in GradeMark. If nothing is entered, GradeMark will default to out of 100.
  8. Add Rubric for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed (See Rubrics for more information).
  9. Add any Custom Instructions that you wish to provide to students.
  10. Under Portfolio Artefacts, tick the box, Allow users to add this assignment to their Portfolio.
  11. Under Submission Options, you can choose the Files allowed per submission (unlimited or one file per submission); and types of Submissions (Keep all submissions, Overwrite submissions, Only one submission allowed).
  12. Click Save.
  13. Click the Restrictions tab.
  14. Select the appropriate Availability:
    • Has Start Date: use this option if you do not want students to access a folder before the specified date.
    • Has Due Date: use this option to set the actual due date of the assignment.
    • Has End Date: use this option if you want to stop students from submitting assignments after a due date.
  15. Click Save.
  16. If you have any Release Conditions, add them here.
  17. Click Save.
  18. Click on the Objectives tab.
  19. Here you can add any Associated Learning Objectives.
  20. Click Save.
  21. Click on the Turnitin tab.
  22. Select Enable Turnitin for this folder.
  23. Under GradeMark, you can change the date available for the feedback release date in Turnitin.
    Note: GradeMark availability must be set to a date after the student’s grades and feedback are released. Having it set too early, students may be able to see their feedback before the assessments are finished. If the date is set too late, they may not be able to see their GradeMark feedback when their assignment grade is released.
  24. Click Save.
  25. Click More Options in Turnitin.
  26. From the pop-up window, click on Optional Settings.
  27. You must select Institution paper repository for Submission settings.
    Note: If you are creating assignment folder for students to check their draft work, ensure that you use Do not store the submitted papers.
  28. Under the option Compare against, ensure that you have selected all options.
  29. With Similarity Report, select Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit).
  30. If you wish to reuse the settings, select Save these settings for future use.
  31. Click Submit.
  32. You can now close the pop-up window.
  33. Click Save and Close to complete the process.

Add Turnitin Features

  1. Click on the Turnitin tab
  2. Select ‘Enable GradeMark for this folder’
  3. Select ‘Enable Originality Check for this folder’
  4. If you wish for students to view their originality score, select “Allow learners to see Turnitin® similarity scores in their submission folder”
  5. Click More Options in Turnitin.
  6. From the pop-up window, click on Optional Settings.
  7. You must select Institution paper repository for Submission settings. Note: If you are creating assignment folder for students to check their draft work, ensure that you use Do not store the submitted papers.
  8. Under the option Compare Against, ensure that you have selected all options.
  9. With Similarity Report, select Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit).
  10. If you wish to reuse the settings, select Save these settings for future use.
  11. Click Submit.
  12. You can now close the pop-up window.
  13. Click Save and Close to complete the process.
View a Similarity Report (Unit Chair)

 

  1. Click on Assessments and then click on Assignments link in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click on the title of the folder that you wish to view.
  3. While the assignment is being processed, the words in-progress will be displayed. When the files have been processed, an image with a % will appear next to each submitted assignment. (The Similarity Report may take up to 24 hours to generate)Dropbox Percent
  4. Click on the coloured square to load the Similarity Report.
  5. A webpage will open requesting that users agree to the Turnitin Terms of Reference.
  6. TurnItIn Feedback Studio will launch in a new tab.
  7. Highlighted text indicates that the text has been taken from another source. To see full details, select the “Match Overview” button from the menu on the right side of the screen.
Use QuickMark Manager in Turnitin
For more information, refer to the QuickMark Manager guide.
Known Issues

 

  1. Turnitin-enabled Group Assignment folder – only the student who submitted can view the originality report.
  2. If “Allow submission of any file type” is selected, an originality report is unable to be generated for files in an unsupported Turnitin format (e.g. PNG format), and will show a score of 0%.

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