Turnitin Feedback Studio

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‘Turnitin’ is software that has been integrated with CloudDeakin to detect text in assignment submissions that may not be original. The new Turnitin Feedback Studio interface allows instructor’s to view the Originality Report and the GradeMark results at the same time, and toggle between the two.

A comparison video between Turnitin Classic and Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin generates an ‘originality report’ that sets out the quantity and source of any text that is matched with other sources in the Turnitin database. Text submitted to Turnitin is checked against:

  • over 60 billion webpages – both current and archived versions
  • academic journals
  • many ‘online classic’ texts and some textbooks
  • papers submitted by other students anywhere in the world where Turnitin submission has been used – including submissions from previous trimesters.

Note: New file formats and sizes for submission for students (PowerPoint and Excel documents can now be submitted, with file size not exceeding 40 MB).

  1. Click on Assessments and then click on Assignments link in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click New Assignment Folder. Enter the Name for the assignment.
  3. Choose the Folder Type as being either Individual assignment submission or group assignment submission.
  4. Choose a Category for the assignment from the dropdown menu (if needed).
  5. Select a Grade Item for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed (See Grades for more information).
  6. Enter the assignment score under the Out of textbox.
  7. Under the Student View Preview, select how you would like your students to view their grade once released. You have three options: Points grade, Grade scheme symbol and Grade scheme colour. Whatever you enter in the Out of option will also be reflected in Turnitin GradeMark i.e. 10 points set in D2L will also allow 10 points to be entered in GradeMark. If nothing is entered, GradeMark will default to out of 100.
  8. Add Rubric for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed (See Rubrics for more information).
  9. Add any Custom Instructions that you wish to provide to students.
  10. Under Portfolio Artefacts, tick the box, Allow users to add this assignment to their Portfolio.
  11. Under Submission Options, you can choose the Files allowed per submission (unlimited or one file per submission); and types of Submissions (Keep all submissions, Overwrite submissions, Only one submission allowed).
  12. Click Save.
  13. Click the Restrictions tab.
  14. Select the appropriate Availability:
    • Has Start Date: use this option if you do not want students to access a folder before the specified date.
    • Has Due Date: use this option to set the actual due date of the assignment.
    • Has End Date: use this option if you want to stop students from submitting assignments after a due date.
  15. Click Save.
  16. If you have any Release Conditions, add them here.
  17. Click Save.
  18. Click on the Objectives tab.
  19. Here you can add any Associated Learning Objectives.
  20. Click Save.
  21. Click on the Turnitin tab.
  22. Select Enable Turnitin for this folder.
  23. Under OriginalityCheck, ensure Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their dropbox is checked under Display.
  24. Under GradeMark, you can change the date available for he feedback release date in Turnitin.
    Note: GradeMark availability must be set to a date after the student’s grades and feedback are released. Having it set too early, student’s may be able to see their feedback before the assessments are finished. If the date is set too late, they may not be able to see their GradeMark feedback when their assignment grade is released.
  25. Click Save.
  26. Click More Options in Turnitin.
  27. From the pop-up window, click on Optional Settings.
  28. Under the option Compare submitted papers against the following sources, ensure that you have selected all options.
  29. With Originality Report generation and resubmissions, select Generate reports immediately (resubmissions are not allowed).
  30. You must select Institution paper repository for Submissions to this assignment will be stored in.
    Note: If you are creating assignment folder for students to check their draft work, ensure that you use Do not store the submitted papers.
  31. Select Yes for Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments?.
  32. Click Submit.
  33. You can now close the pop-up window.
  34. Click Save and Close to complete the process.

View a Similarity report (Unit Chair)

  1. Click on Assessments and then click on Assignments link in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click on the title of the folder that you wish to view.
  3. While the assignment is being processed, the words in-progress will be displayed. When the files have been processed, an image with a plagiarism % will appear next to each submitted assignment.
    Originality report
  4. Click on the coloured square to load the Similarity Report.
  5. A webpage will open requesting that users agree to the Turnitin Terms of Reference.
  6. A 9-step tutorial will pop-up which outlines the functions of Turnitin Feedback Studio. Click Close.
  7. The Similarity Report will be generated and displayed within 24 hours. The highlighted sections of text are the bits the program has deemed plagiarised.

Use QuickMark Manager in Turnitin

For more information, refer to the QuickMark Manager guide.

Known Issues
  1. For Turnitin-enabled Assignment submission folders, the due date in Turnitin is different that the due date set in the Assignment submission folder in CloudDeakin.
  2. For Assignment folders that have the Turnitin integration enabled and use GradeMark, the GradeMark icon does not display to students for published feedback unless a number is entered in Turnitin.
    As a workaround, enter a number directly in the GradeMark.
  3. Turnitin-enabled Group Assignment folder – only the student who submitted can view the originality report.
  4. If Allow submission of any file type is used, originality report is generated with 0% for unsupported Turnitin format (e.g. PNG format).