Optional LTI settings

To begin customizing the LTI assignment, click Optional settingsThe information below will help you to understand the settings available and correctly customize the assignment.

Should you find that any optional settings are unavailable, please contact your Turnitin administrator who may be able to enable features within their Turnitin account.

Submission settings

Submission storage options

  • Standard paper repository : Student papers will be checked against other institutions' student submissions.
  • Institution paper repository

    Student papers will only be checked against other student papers within your institution. With this setting enabled, if a student from your institution submits a paper matching a paper of a student from another institution, Turnitin will not identify this match.

  • Do not store the submitted papers

    A similarity report will still be generated for paper submissions, but your students' papers will not be stored in the Turnitin standard paper repository or the institution's paper repository for future comparison.

  • Student's choice of paper repository

    Students have the freedom to choose where they would like their paper to be saved. It is advised that this setting is only used if you do not intend to use Turnitin to assess originality.

    If you find that this setting is unavailable to you, please contact your administrator to request it to be enabled in their account settings. If your administrator subsequently finds that the setting is also unavailable to them, it is recommended that they speak to their Turnitin account manager.

Allow submissions of any file type

Select the checkbox to allow all file types - even those that are not supported for generating a Similarity Report. This includes files that include media.

Allow late submissions

Select the checkbox to allow late submissions for the assignment; students will be able to submit papers after the due date.

If this setting is enabled, students will only be able to submit after the due date if it will be their first submission. This setting does not allow for students to make resubmissions after the due date.

Exclude assignment template

If your students have been provided with a template document to follow or list of questions to be included within their submission, these can be automatically excluded from the Similarity Report by uploading the template or copying the text into the Create Custom Template field. Once a student has made a submission to the assignment, this feature can no longer be edited.

There are some requirements which must be met for a successful template exclusion. They are:

  • Uploaded file templates must be less than 100 MB. If your file exceeds 100 MB, you can reduce its size by removing any images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file. You could also copy the text from the file and paste it into the Create Custom Template text box.

  • Accepted file types for upload: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), and plain text.

  • Templates must have at least 20 words of text

Once a student submits to the assignment, this setting will be disabled and cannot be edited. You can remove template exclusions from individual similarity reports from within the report itself.

Enable anonymous marking

Select the checkbox to obscure student names within the assignment inbox, Similarity Report and online grading until the assignment's feedback release date. Student names may be revealed for an assignment by clicking on the anonymous marking enabled button to reveal the author's name for the paper.

If a student's name is revealed when anonymous marking is enabled, an audit trail will be created and your Turnitin administrator will receive a notification. Revealing student names in any way cannot be undone.

If you find that this setting is unavailable to you, please contact your administrator to activate the anonymous marking feature in their account settings. You cannot enable anonymous marking after the start date of the assignment has passed.

Enable Translated Matching

Translated matching is an optional service offered by Turnitin, which allows your students to submit content in a non-English language, whilst retaining the ability to match against our vast database of English language content.

When Translated Matching is enabled for an account, Turnitin will identify the language that a paper has been written in. This paper will then be fully translated into English. The resulting English language content is then matched against all the databases that have been activated for the assignment. If a match is found, this will be displayed alongside any matches we have found in the non-translated version of the paper.

Translated matching currently supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

Enable grammar checking using ETS® e-rater® technology

e-rater grammar feedback technology, developed by ETS®, automatically checks submissions for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors. This tool provides in-depth feedback with on-paper marks. To use e-rater technology for an assignment it must be enabled before any submissions have been made to the assignment.

Select the checkbox to enable grammar checking and use the drop-down menu to select the schooling level of your class so that the correct handbook is made available. Select the dictionary applicable to your institution, and use the checkboxes to select or deselect the areas of a student's submission that you would like e-rater to provide feedback on.

Attach a rubric

Rubric scorecards can be used to evaluate student work based on defined criteria and scales, as well as helping to assess institutional requirements. Select the checkbox to attach a rubric, then use the drop-down menu to select an already-created rubric for grading this assignment. Alternatively, select Launch Rubric Manager to create a new rubric.

Compare against

These search options allow you to select the repositories that students' submissions will be checked against when processing Similarity Reports for papers. The similarity score may decrease if a repository option is deselected.

Similarity Report

Report generation and resubmissions

  • Generate reports immediately (resubmissions are not allowed)

    Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately. Students cannot resubmit papers. If, for any reason, a resubmission is required when this setting is selected, you must manually delete a student's submission from the assignment inbox to allow the student to submit again.

  • Generate reports immediately (resubmissions are allowed until due date). After 3 resubmissions reports generate after 24 hours.

    This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Similarity Report. Similarity Reports will be generated immediately for each student's initial submission to this assignment.

    • Students may resubmit as often as they wish until the assignment's due date.
    • As all previous submissions are removed upon resubmission, only the latest submission is available to both you and the student.
    • Similarity Reports will regenerate within an hour of the due date and time to allow student submissions to compare against one another within the assignment.
    • This report regeneration may cause a change in a paper's similarity score. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.
  • Generate reports on due date (resubmissions are allowed until due date)

    Originality Reports will not be generated for any submission until the due date and time of the assignment is reached. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time, but will not receive reports during this period. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment

Allow students to view Similarity Reports

Select the checkbox to allow your students to view their Similarity Reports for submissions to this assignment. This option gives you more flexibility and control when creating assignments.

Exclude bibliographic materials

Select the checkbox to exclude text appearing in the bibliography, works cited, or references sections of student papers from being checked for matches when generating Originality Reports. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports.

Exclude quoted materials

Select the checkbox to exclude quotations from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports.

Exclude small sources

Select the checkbox to exclude matches that are not of sufficient length (determined by you) from being considered when generating Similarity Reports. A box will appear, where you can exclude matches by word count or by percentage.

Don't Forget to Submit!

Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and click the Submit button to save your settings.