The following guidance is for a non Standard set up, in cases where the Assignment type does not meet Turnitin’s requirements in order to be able to generate a Similarity Report, but where possible will attempt to return a report. If you decide to use this set-up please be mindful that Turnitin may only return a report for some of the submissions which would cause inconsistency and disparity.

If you are needing to set up this type of Draft Turnitin Assignments to support Anonymous Marking please first follow the steps below and then refer to the additional steps guidance to make the specific changes needed.

Screen image showing the initial settings for a Draft Turnitin Assignment which does not return a Similarity Report.

In the fields displayed edit / enter:

Assignment title: DRAFT Submission Point ‘X’
Point Value: 0
Select the radio button Allow any file type
Start Date: This date should be from the point the first assessment brief is given to students.
Due Date: This is the date should be at the point at which the last assessment is submitted for the module including reassessment (usually at the end of the academic year).
Post Date: You can select any date after the date you entered for the Due Date.

Screen image of the Optional Settings icon

Select Optional Settings:

Amend the special instructions area as appropriate, for example adding Tutor contact details and edit the text about generating a Similarity Report, as this set-up may not be able to generate a report for every submission:

Screen image showing the special instructions field with relevant instructions.

Finally, ensure remaining settings are exactly as follows;

Allow submissions after the due date? No
Generate Similarity Reports for submissions? Yes
NOTE: Although YES has been selected be mindful that if the submission does not meet the Turnitin Requirements, Turnitin may not be able to return a report for every submission which would cause inconsistency and disparity.

Generate Similarity Reports for student submission: immediately (can overwrite reports until due date)
Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment? No
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment? No
Exclude small sources? No
Allow students to see Similarity Reports? Yes
Reveal grades to students only on post date? Yes
Enable anonymous marking? No
Submit papers to: no repository
Search Options: tick all 3 options

Screen image of all the Optional Settings for a non Standard Draft Turnitin Assignment which will attempt to return a Similarity Report.

Once the above steps have been completed, and your Turnitin Assignments support Anonymous Marking please follow the link below for the additional steps required: