Changing your Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard Ultra to allow for 24-Hour Extension Period

In the event of a Blackboard/Turnitin outage, Academic Administration will confirm whether programmes are required to extend submission deadlines by 24 hours for all Turnitin Assignments (submission points) for assessments due that day, regardless of whether the assignment was due before or after the time of the outage. Please refer to the University Assessments Procedure for further guidance.

To allow for the 24-hour extension you need to change the Due Date on each of the two Turnitin Assignments for the assessment:

Turnitin AssignmentAction
Final (on time)Extend Due date by 24 hours. Do not change ‘to allow late submissions‘.
Final (After Deadline)Update to be to one minute after the extended due date on the Final (on time) Turnitin Assignment.

Please note that it is not typically advisable to change the setting of a Turnitin Assignment retrospectively as there can be unintended consequences. The method outlined here will not affect any submissions already made.

Repeat the following steps for each of the two Turnitin Assignments, adjusting the Due Date for each by 24 hrs.

Should the extension period be extended further (i.e. in the event of an ongoing Blackboard/Turnitin outage) this date will need to be moved forward in parallel with the outage (please consult message that would be posted to the top of the Blackboard Institution Page / StaffNet for ongoing updates).

Please see Editing a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard Ultra for the steps to change the dates and times on a Turnitin Assignment.