FINAL Turnitin Assignment Set-Up without Similarity Report

The following guidance is for a non Standard set up, in cases where a Similarity Report is not needed or where the Assignment type does not meet Turnitin’s requirements in order to be able to generate a Similarity Report.

If you are needing to set up your 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 Final Turnitin Assignment which does not returns 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 removing the text about generating a Similarity Report 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? No.

The following options, up to ‘Reveal Grades to Students…’can be ignored as we have selected ‘No’ to generating a Similarity Report:

Generate Similarity Reports for student submission: can be ignored.
Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment? can be ignored.
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment? can be ignored.
Exclude small sources? can be ignored.
Allow students to see Similarity Reports? can be ignored.
Exclude assignment template can be ignored.

Then select the following settings:

Reveal grades to students only on post date? Yes.
Enable anonymous marking? No
Submit papers to: no repository

Search Options: can be ignored

Screen image of all the Optional Settings for a Final Turnitin Assignment which will not 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 please follow the links below for the additional steps required: