Turnitin or Blackboard assignment?

Aston University utilises two different assignment tools – Turnitin and Blackboard Learn.

Turnitin is the University’s preferred tool unless your assignment requires a student to:

  • submit work on behalf of a group of students
  • submit more than one file to a single submission
  • submit an Excel file for which the marker needs to view the formulae used by the student
  • submit a video
  • submit code

This decision chart is focused these submission factors. It is an overview to help you make the choice of which tool to use based on the type of submission that students are required to make.

This decision chart does not deal with other factors such as the type of feedback you would like to give.

Need help? Contact the Technology Enhanced Learning Team on telsupport@aston.ac.uk.