FINAL Turnitin Assignment NON Standard Set-Up with Similarity Report if possible

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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 Final 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 of initial settings for a non standard Final Turnitin Assignment which may not return a Similarity Report.

In the fields displayed edit or enter:

Assignment title: Enter ‘FINAL Submission’ followed by the name of the assessment.
Point Value: Usually 100.
Select the radio button for Allow any file type.
Start Date: This date should be at least two weeks before the Due Date.
Due Date: This is the date the assessment is due and the time should be set at 2pm.
Post Date: This is the date that any feedback and grades are released back to the students, usually 15 working days / 3 weeks. If there is a need to extend the Post Date (e.g. allow more time for marking) the Post Date needs to be changed before the original Post Date passes.

IMPORTANT: If you later change the Post date after it has passed
To avoid undesired early visibility of grades, you must ensure the Turnitin option ‘Reveal grades to students only on Post date?’ is set to Yes.

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 and/or whether and when digital feedback will be provided via Turnitin:

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: on 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: standard paper repository
Search Options: tick all 3 options

Screen image of all the Optional Settings for a Standard Final Turnitin Assignment which returns 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: