Turnitin assignment settings

Optional settings

To begin customizing the LTI assignment, select Optional settings. The following information will help you to understand the settings available and correctly customize the assignment.

Should you find that any optional settings are unavailable, contact your Turnitin administrator who may be able to enable these features within their Turnitin account. If your administrator subsequently finds that the setting is also unavailable to them, it is recommended that they speak to their Turnitin account manager.

Submission settings

 Select your preferred paper repository

  • 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 repository selected, if a student from your institution submits a paper matching a paper of a student from another institution, Turnitin will not identify this match.
  • 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 repository is only used if you do not intend to use Turnitin to assess originality
  • 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.

 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:

 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 during assignment creation.

If you choose to enable grammar checking, 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. To attach a ready-made rubric to the assignment, use the drop-down menu.

Alternatively, select the Launch Rubric Manager button to create a new rubric.

Compare against

 Select the content you'd like to compare papers against.

The following options allow you to select which Turnitin repositories student submissions will be checked against when processing Similarity Reports for papers. The originality score may decrease if a repository option is deselected.

  • Student paper repository
  • Institution student paper repository
  • Current and archived website content
  • Periodicals, journals and publications

Similarity Report

 Select the when you'd like the Similarity Report to generate and whether you'd like to enable resubmissions

Generate reports immediately (resubmissions are not allowed): Similarity 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): 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.
  • The first three resubmissions will generate a new Similarity Report straight away.
  • After three resubmissions, reports will regenate after 24-hours.
  • The allotted three resubmissions are shared between you and your students.
  • Only the latest submission is available to both you and your student.
  • Similarity Reports will regenerate within an hour of the due date to check for collusion.
  • 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): Similarity 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.

 Exclude bibliographic material

Selecting this option will exclude text appearing in the bibliography, works cited, or references sections of student papers from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports.

 Exclude quoted material

Selecting this option will exclude text appearing in the quotes from being checked for matches when generating Similarity Reports.

 Exclude small sources

Selecting this option will allow you to exclude matches that are not of sufficient length (determined by you) from being considered when generating Similarity Reports. Once selected, a box will appear where you can exclude matches by word count or by percentage.

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