Set up a Turnitin LTI submission link

Before you begin

Have you considered whether you should use a Turnitin or a Blackboard assignment? If Turnitin is your choice, read on…

Firstly, create the submission link

  1. In Blackboard, go to the content area where the submission link will appear.
  2. Ensure you have Edit mode switched on.
  3. DescriptiveHover over Build Content and select Turnitin LTI from the menu.

Next, work through the following settings


Assignment title

Give the assignment a unique and meaningful title – this is what the students will see. Your School may have a naming convention for you to follow.

Instructions

Instructions appear on the content area below the submission link and can be used to provide the student with specific information such as submission instructions

Enable Peer Mark

Recommended Ensure this box is not ticked (unless you are setting up a peer review assessment).

Max Grade

This is the maximum mark the assignment could achieve.

Start date

This is the date and time students can first begin submitting to the assignment.

Note The link in Blackboard will be created with an adaptive release rule to ensure the link does not appear to students prior to the start date.

Due Date

This is the date and time by which the assessment is due.

Note See the Optional Settings for more settings related to late submissions.

Feedback Release Date

If Anonymous marking is enabled, this is the date and time that:

  • The student names in the Assignment Inbox are revealed.
  • The grades are released to the Grade Centre.
  • The grades are revealed to the students via My Grades.
  • The feedback is released to the students via Feedback Studio.

If Anonymous Marking is not enabled, this is the time and date that:

  • The feedback is revealed to the student via Feedback Studio.
  • The marks are visible to instructors via the Grade Center and to students via My Grades immediately they are entered in Feedback Studio. Instructors can hide the colum in the grade centre to prevent this being released early.

DescriptiveImportant The Grade Centre column is no longer hidden by default. You must hide the column to prevent the marks being revealed immediately they are entered in the Feedback Studio.


Optional Settings.

Despite the name, there are some particularly important settings in this section.


Submission settings

Submit papers to
  • Standard paper repository
    A copy of the assignment will be stored in the Turnitin database and will appear in future Similarity Reports.
  • Do not store the submitted papers
    The assignment is not stored in the Turnitin database and will not appear in future Similarity Reports.
Allow submission of any file type
  • Ticked
    This will allow students to submit any type of file including those that Turnitin is unable to display in Feedback Studio, or generate a Similarity Report.
    In this case the marker will be prompted to download the file and view it outside of Feedback Studio.
  • Not ticked
    This will ensure students can only submit file types that Turnitin can display in Feedback Studio and check for originality.
    It will also check that the file being submitted contains a minimum of 20 words. If the file does not meet these requirements, the student is not permitted to proceed with the submission.
Allow late submissions

This setting permits students who have not submitted their work prior to the Due Date, to make one submission attempt after the Due Date. This submission will then be flagged as late by Turnitin.

Recommended Allow late submissions.

If the student has submitted their work prior to the Due Date, they are not permitted edit, delete, or submit an alternative version of their work after the Due Date, regardless of this setting.

Enable Anonymous Marking

This masks the name of the student in the Assignment Inbox and Feedback Studio until the Feedback Release Date passes.

Note See the Feedback Release Date above for more information on the effect of enabling Anonymous Marking,

Enable Translated Matching

Recommended This is currently not supported at Aston and the box should not be ticked.

Enable grammar checking using ETS® e-rater® technology

Recommended This is currently not supported at Aston and the box should not be ticked.

Attach a rubric

Add a rubric or grading form to the assessment.


Compare Against

Tick the boxes of the sources Turnitin should draw on to compile the Similarity Report.


Similarity Report

Generate Similarity Reports for student submission

This controls when the Similarity Report will be created, and if students are permitted resubmit their work prior to the due date.

  • Generate reports Immediately (students cannot resubmit)
    This generates the Similarity Report immediately after the student submits.
    It does not permit the student to resubmit another file in its place – they are allowed only one submission attempt.
    Important If a student accidentally submits the wrong file they are not able to resubmit to upload the correct file. They should notify the instructor who should delete the incorrect submission in the Assignment Inbox to enable the student to submit again.
  • Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until due date)
    This generates the Similarity Report immediately after the student submits.
    This setting allows the student to resubmit as many times as necessary up until the due date and time, each new submission replaces the one before and updates the Similarity Report.
    All Similarity Reports in the module are re-generated at the due date to ensure they are compared against each other.
  • Generate reports on due date (students can resubmit until due date) Recommended
    This generates the Similarity Report on the due date.
    Students can resubmit as many times as necessary up until the due date and time, each submission replaces the previous.
Allow students to view Similarity Reports

You can choose to allow students to see their Similarity Report.

Exclude bibliographic materials

You can choose to exclude the assignment’s bibliography from the Similarity Report.
Note This setting can be personalised by the marker on individual papers in Feedback Studio.

  • Ticked
    This prevents text in the assignment under the trigger words for references or bibliography from inclusion in the Similarity Report.
  • Not ticked
    Turnitin will ignore the trigger words and include all the assignment text in the Similarity Report.
Exclude quoted material

You can choose to exclude text inside quote marks from the Similarity Report.
Note This setting can be personalised by the marker on individual papers in Feedback Studio.

Exclude small sources

You can choose to exclude small amounts of text from the Similarity Report. If Yes is selected, a dialogue box will appear to control the size of the excluded text either by percentage or by the number of words in the string.
Note This setting can be personalised by the marker on individual papers in Feedback Studio.


Exclude assignment template

If you have a template such as a marking booklet or an answer sheet that will be replicated in every student’s assignment, it can be uploaded to Turnitin to prevent it appearing in the Similarity Report and skewing the score.


Additional settings

Save these settings for future use

This will save these settings for all submissions set up in the module.


Click Submit

Your link will be saved, and you will return to the content area.

The Grade Centre column is no longer hidden by default.

DescriptiveWith anonymity enabled, Turnitin will not pass grades to Blackboard’s Grade Centre until the Feedback Release date is reached.

For assignments without anonymity enabled, grades are sent to the Grade Centre as they are given in Feedback Studio. You must hide the column to prevent this.

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