Store submissions in...
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.
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.
Compare submissions against...
The following search options allow you to select the Turnitin repositories that student submissions will be checked against when processing Similarity Reports. The similarity score may decrease if a repository option is not selected.
- Student repository
- Institutional repository
- Website content
- Periodicals, journals, and publications
Exclude bibliographic materials
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. To learn more about Similarity Report interpretation and how this exclusion can help to refine a report, check out our guide.
Exclude quoted materials
Exclude text appearing in the quotes from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports. You can overwrite this setting in individual Similarity Reports. To learn more about Similarity Report interpretation and how this exclusion can help to refine a report, check out our guide.
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.
Exclude small sources
You can opt to exclude small sources from the Similarity Report by a set number of words or a percentage. Turnitin looks at the size of a matching source and makes any necessary exclusions based on the threshold specified by you. A minimum of 10-16 words should be set for the feature to work best.
Enable grammar checking using ETS® e-rater® technology
The e-rater® grammar feedback technology, developed by ETS®, automatically checks submissions to an assignment for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors; providing in-depth feedback with on paper marks. To use e-rater® technology for an assignment it must be enabled via Turnitin.com or TurnitinUK.com by your Turnitin administrator.
- Select the handbook you'd like Turnitin to use appropriate to the assignment's education level: Advanced, high school, middle school, elementary, or English learners.
- Select the dictionary you'd like Turnitin to use: US English dictionary, UK English dictionary, or both US and UK.
- Use the checkboxes to select which categories you'd like e-rater® to check against: spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics and style.
Show Similarity Report to students
The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as they make their submission to Canvas.
After the assignment is graded
The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as their assignment has been graded in Canvas.
After the due date
The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as the assignment due date passes.
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