FINAL Turnitin Assignment Set-Up

Standard Settings including Similarity Report

The following guidance is for Standard Settings, 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.

If your FINAL Turnitin Assignment should not return a Similarity Report please see:

Screen image of initial settings for a Standard Turnitin Assignment which 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 only file types that Turnitin can check for similarity
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/or whether and when digital feedback will be provided via Turnitin:

Screen image of the Special Instructions box found under the Optional Settings of a 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: 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
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.

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 link below for the additional steps required: