Accessing the Similarity Report

The Similarity Report can be accessed from the Assignment Inbox. Select the similarity score from the % column to open the Turnitin Viewer. The score sits alongside its corresponding color.

Elements of the Assignment Inbox

Author: The name of the student who has submitted.

Paper Title: The title of the submitted paper.

Paper ID: The unique numeric ID number assigned to every submission made to Turnitin. The paper ID is also provided to students when submitting by file upload or copy and paste as part of the digital receipt.

Uploaded: The time and date that the student submitted the paper.

Viewed icon:he viewed icon indicates whether a student has or has not viewed their feedback.

Grade: A blue pencil icon indicates that a paper is ready to be graded, but has not yet been graded. Once a paper is graded, the point value given to the paper will replace the pencil icon in the grade column. For guidance on using Turnitin's grading tools in the Turnitin Viewer, click here.

Similarity: The similarity score can be found in this column. Click on the similarity score to open the Turnitin Viewer, where you can view the Similarity Report. For Similarity Report guidance, click here.


Upload: Resubmit on behalf of a student by clicking on this icon. This icon will be grayed out when:

  • resubmissions are not enabled; and
  • if the due date has passed and late submissions are not enabled.

Download: Download a copy of the student's paper in the same format as it was submitted to Turnitin.