Assignment settings

These settings appear as part of the assignment creation process. After assignment creation, these values can be edited in either your LMS or the Turnitin Assignment Inbox, depending on your setup.

Fields Overview

Below is an overview of each field in the above screenshot. For information on where to change each value, see the table at the bottom of the page.


Provide a title for your assignment.


Provide instructions for completing the assignment.

Max grade

Set a point value for the assignment to allow a grade to be set by rubrics (if used) and be sent to the grade book. For example, if you set the max grade as 100, this is the highest grade your student can receive.

Start date

The start date is the date and time students can begin submitting to the assignment.

Due date

The due date is the date and time students' papers are due for the assignment.

Feedback release date

The feedback release date is the date and time students can begin viewing the comments and grades you have left on their papers.

When the first TFS assignment is created in a course, the default class end date on the TFS side is either 6 months in the future, or the latest assignment date, whichever is further in the future. When a class expires, students can no longer submit papers or enroll in the class.

To further extend the class, the creation of any new assignments will push out the class end date in Turnitin to match the latest assignment date set. We have plans in the near future to increase the default TFS class end date to 12 months, in order to better support courses that cover a full academic year.

Where to change each setting:

FieldTurnitin SettingsBlackboard Settings
Max Grade
Start Date
Due Date
Feedback Release Date