Organizing the assignment inbox

Turnitin offers the instructor user many methods to organize papers in the assignment inbox to assist with handling large classes or simply to quickly sort the submissions and Similarity Reports in an inbox.

The following are the ways an instructor is able to organize the assignment inbox:

  • Sorting by column header - Click any of the following column names to sort the inbox by that column: author, title, similarity, grade, paper ID, date submitted, or once a student has viewed the paper by response.

    If you have a grading template submission as a part of the class you are also able to sort by file.

    Click a second time to re-sort in the opposite direction.

  • Delete - By ticking the check box for a particular paper, the delete option will appear above. This will allow you to delete the paper.
    Screenshots demonstrating how to select a user to delete their submissions
  • Download - By ticking the checkbox for a particular paper, the download option will appear above. Select from the Download dropdown list whether you would like to download the original paper, a PDF of the paper, or the Online Grading paper.
    Screenshot showing download drop down menu options
  • In selecting Original File, a dialog box will appear advising you that the file will be compressed and downloaded to your computer.
    • Click OK to accept, or Cancel to abort the procedure.
  • In selecting Online Grading paper, a dialog box will appear advising you that this action will compress the selected files into a zip file. You will be notified in your Turnitin Messages tab when the zip file is available for download.
    • Click OK to accept, or Cancel to abort the procedure.

    This process is confirmed through a yellow notification at the top of the page. Select the Messages link to If view and download the zip file.