Blackboard Direct Instructor

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Assignment management

Start here! Creating a Turnitin Direct assignment

There are many options that allow instructors to tailor their assignments to meet different challenges they might face:

Editing assignment submission dates

Editing assignment options

Exclude small matches

Exclude bibliographic material

Exclude quoted material

Using anonymous marking

Enable e-rater® grammar check

Choosing a paper repository

Reveal grades immediately

Allow students to see Similarity Reports

Allow late submissions

Grade export and bulk download

Submissions inbox

The submission inbox is where you will see student's submissions appear once they've started to submit.

Submissions inbox overview

Refresh and force refresh submissions



Document details (Turnitin originality only)


 The Similarity Report

The similarity report highlights any elements of a paper that are similar to content found in our database. You can tailor the report using several filtering options:


Accepted file types and sizes

Interpreting the Similarity Report

Similarity scoring scenarios

Accessing the text-only Similarity Report

Viewing similarity matches

Viewing sources

Generating a new Similarity Report

Excluding quotes and the bibliography

Bibliography and quote exclusion definitions

Excluding small matches

Excluding sources

Multi-color highlighting

Paper view requests

Refining the Similarity Report

Resizing your paper

Using the thumbnail sidebar

Viewing excluded sources


Viewing e-rater® feedback

Dismissing and revealing e-rater® marks

Adding comments to e-rater® marks

Hiding e-rater® feedback categories

When is e-rater® feedback released to students?

Commenting tools

Adding bubble comments

Adding QuickMarks

Adding inline comments

Adding strikethroughs

Adding text summary comments

Recording voice comments

Assigning criteria to bubble comments and QuickMarks

Converting bubble comments to QuickMarks

Multiple Markers

Deleting bubble comments

Deleting inline comments

Deleting strikethroughs


Accessing the QuickMark manager

Creating new QuickMarks

Creating new QuickMark sets

Changing QuickMark set visibility options

Editing QuickMarks

Copying QuickMarks to an existing set

Archiving QuickMarks

Restoring QuickMarks

Searching for QuickMarks

Downloading QuickMark sets

Filtering visibility options

Uploading QuickMark sets

Deleting QuickMarks

Rubric scorecards and grading forms

Types of rubric scorecards

Creating a standard rubric scorecard

Modifying a rubric scorecard

Attaching a rubric scorecard to an assignment

Grading in the rubric side panel

Grading in the expanded rubric manager

Duplicating a rubric scorecard

Downloading rubric scorecards

Uploading rubric scorecards

Assigning criteria to bubble comments

Creating a grading form

Modifying a grading form

Attaching a grading form to an assignment

Grading in the grading form side panel

Grading in the expanded grading form manager

Duplicating a grading form

Downloading a grading form

Uploading a grading form


About PeerMark™ assignments

Creating a PeerMark™ assignment

Editing and deleting PeerMark questions

Reordering PeerMark™ questions

Viewing peer review information

Grading peer reviews

Editing review grades and overall grades

Writing a peer review

Writing a review for a selected paper

Adding bubble comments to a review

Adding composition marks to a review

Adding inline comments to a review

Using the PeerMark tools palette