This tutorial will show you how to use Turnitin features. Turnitin is a program that compares your students' submissions to information on the internet and other papers that have been submitted to Turnitin.

The following tutorial includes an overview of how to use the features of the originality report. For more detailed instructions, view the tutorials provided by Turnitin at the following link: Turnitin Tutorials

Turnitin has its own grading, peer review, and rubric system, but they do not integrate with Canvas, and so SUU Online does not provide support for those features. If you choose to use the features provided by Turnitin, please refer to Turnitin's' support services.

Note: For instructions on how to set up Turnitin see [Faculty] How to enable Turnitin.

Interpreting the Originality Report

You have finished making a Turnitin assignment, and now your students have submitted their assignments. Now you need to view their Turnitin results.

To open the originality report, open the assignment and select the similarity percentage of the first assignment.

Screenshot of the similarity percentage.

Grade the Submission
  1. Type a score into the text box at the top to grade the assignment.

  2. Select the checkmark button to view the QuickMarks. Drag and drop the marks onto the paper for quick grading.

  3. Select the pencil button to add a voice or text comment.

  4. Select the square button to use the rubric.

Screenshots of the grading panes.


If you chose to use a rubric create one on Canvas with your assignment, however, the rubric will not be compatible with Turnitin and you will not be able to access it here.

Note: Look at the Accessing Assignment Rubric tutorial to see where students will find the rubric. https://help.suu.edu/article/1481/student-accessing-assignment-rubric

Managing the Match Overview
  1. Select the number button to view a list of matching sources. The number represents the similarity percentage for the assignment.

  2. Select the arrow on the right side of a match to view the match breakdown.

  3. The match breakdown shows the sources for the original match.

  4. You will see a box appear when you select a match showing where the match is located in the paper.

  5. Select Exclude Sources to remove specific sources from the match overview.

Screenshot of the Match Breakdown.

View All Sources
  1. Select the list button to view all sources and their respective similarity scores.

  2. Select the source to view its location in the paper.

  3. Select the button in the top right corner of the pop-up box to view the full source text in the pane on the right.

Screenshot of the sources list.

Filter Sources
  1. Select the funnel button to view the Filters and Settings pane.

  2. Set the criteria you want to exclude from the similarity score.

  3. Select Apply Changes (removes sources from the sources list but doesn't change the similarity percentage) or New Report (removes sources and changes the similarity percentage).

Screenshot of the filter menu.

Restore Excluded Sources
  1. Select the circle button to view excluded sources.

  2. Select the sources you want to restore to the sources list.

  3. Select Restore.

  4. Select Restore All to restore all sources at once.

Screenshot of the excluded sources pane.

Download Reports
  1. Select the download button to open the Download menu.

  2. Select Current View to download the submission and a match overview.

  3. Select Digital Receipt to download a one-page overview of the submission and report.

  4. Select Originally Submitted to download the original file the student uploaded.

Screenshot of the Download menu.

View Information

Select the information button to view additional details about the submission.

Screenshot of the information window.

Other Features
  1. Use the arrows and dropdown menu to navigate between students.

  2. Select the question mark in the top right corner to access tutorials created by Turnitin.

  3. Select the tab in the top left corner to view thumbnails of each page and navigate between them.

  4. Use the magnifying tools in the bottom right corner to zoom in and out.

Screenshot of the other features.

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