DRAFT Turnitin Assignment Set-Up

Standard Settings including Similarity Report

The following guidance is for Standard Settings, if you are needing to set up your Draft Turnitin Assignments to support Anonymous Marking or Formative Feedback please follow the steps below first and then refer to the additional steps guidance to make the specific changes needed.

Draft submission points must be open from the point at which the assessment brief is given to students and remain open for the duration of the module.

Screen image of initial settings for a Standard Turnitin Draft Assignment which returns a Similarity Report.

In the fields displayed edit / enter:

Assignment title: DRAFT Submission Point ‘X’
Point Value: 0
Select the radio button Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for similarity
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:

Screen image of the Special Instructions box found under the Optional Settings of a Draft Turnitin Assignment.

Finally, ensure remaining settings are exactly as follows;

Allow submissions after the due date? No
Generate Similarity Reports for submissions? Yes
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
Exclude assignment template Ignore
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.
Screen image of all the Optional Settings for a non Standard Draft Turnitin Assignment which will attempt to return a Similarity Report.

Then select Submit, wait a few seconds and then select OK.

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