🔵 Need support?
If you need support after reading this article, here's what you can do
- If you are having trouble creating the assignment in Aula, get in touch with our support team (email@example.com)
- If you are having trouble editing the assignment/ doing anything once you're within Turnitin (aka if Turnitin is included in the URL), we can't help as effectively, as Turnitin is an external tool. Instead, check with your internal university support and review Turnitin's support centre,
🔵 To create a new assessment:
👉 Click into the Journey tab
👉 Click into the Assignments tab
👉 Select 'New assignment'
👉 Select the space where the assessment will live
👉 Select Turnitin from the "Tool" dropdown
👉 Input the title, open/close and grade release dates and whether you want the assessment hidden from students or not
🔵 Change the settings after creating the assessment
👉 Click on the three horizontal dots next to the assessment
🔵 Change additional settings on Turnitin
There are a number of different settings you can select on Turnitin. For instance, you can choose to allow for late submissions, for students to resubmit until the assessment closes, access the similarity score and more. Turnitin's support centre explores these settings in detail.
To make sure you have the right settings on Turnitin, you need to
👉 Click into the Turnitin assessment
👉 Select 'Settings'
👉 Click on 'Additional settings'
👉 Make any changes
👉 Click 'submit'
🔵 Share the assessments with students
Students will then be able to access the assessment through their Journey tabs, so long as you've made the assessment visible.
Additionally, you can add the assessment link into your materials or the Community. You can do this by clicking on the green plus sign and selecting the assessment. Note - students will only be able to access this if you've made the assessment visible.
🔵 Add Feedback in the Turnitin Feedback Studio:
If you are an educator and want to add feedback in GradeMark (Turnitin's marking function), there are two main ways of doing this:
1. write or copy & paste text into the comment area (the box under the 'edit text' banner)
2. attach a 'link' to an online source, such as a google document. You can do this using the hyperlink icon (the two interlinking circles) located below the 'edit text' banner.
🔵 Multipart Assignments
Turnitin's LTI integration is a bit limited on this front. Instead of uploading multiple documents to one assignment, students will instead need to merge all content into one document for multipart assignments.
This gets especially tricky with differing file formats - for example, a Word document and a PowerPoint file. If you're asking your students to upload various file formats, we would instead recommend creating multiple assignment links within Turnitin for a cleaner upload.
🔵 Group assignments on Turnitin
Turnitin is doing away with their API integration (what you're used to using via Moodle), and will only be supporting the LTI integration (what you use with Aula) in the near future. Unfortunately, at the moment, their LTI integration (so their Aula integration) does not support a way to handle group assignments. We have the below options that you can use alternatively -
- Turn off the plagiarism checker and have each student submit their group assignment individually. They'll technically be submitting the same assignment as their group peers, but it will make grade pass back a touch easier.
- Keep the plagiarism checker turned on, and delegate one student to turn in the assignment for the group. This is going to make grade pass back a little bit tricky, as grades will have to be manually submitted for each of the other group members
- Use Aula's Handin platform to create a group assignment (as a note, this does not have a plagiarism checker)