The Turnitin Assignment Settings allow you to customize the settings to fulfill the needs and objectives of the assignment.
Submission storage options
Standard paper repository
Student papers are stored in the global paper repository.
Institution paper repository
Student papers are stored in an institutional repository.
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.
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.
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.
The options are:
Student paper repository - compares current submissions to previous submissions in classes and assignments in Turnitin across institutions.
Institution paper repository - compares current submissions to the repository of student papers unique to your institution.
Current and archived internet - compares current submissions to a repository of archived and live publicly available internet pages containing billions of pages of existing content and tens of thousands of new pages added daily.
Periodicals, journals, & publications - compares current submissions to third party periodical, journal, and publication content including many major professional journals, periodicals, and business publications.
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 Similarity 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.
Enable Translated Matching
If enabled for this account, select whether a separate report will be generated based on English translations of a student's non-english submitted paper. Find out more about Translated Matching here.
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. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports.
Enable grammar checking using ETS® e-rater® technology
This feature provides instructors with the option to enable the e-rater grammar and spelling check for all submissions to the assignment. When enabled student submissions receive detailed grammar feedback automatically through the e-rater technology.
If you choose to use the Plagiarism Framework with Group Assignments, all members of the group will be able to see the report even if they did not submit the file themselves.