This tutorial will show you how to interpret a Turnitin originality report.
Opening the Originality Report
Open the assignment for which Turnitin as been activated. Once your students submit their assignments, you will see the following options:
Select the title of the paper to view the full Turnitin originality report.
The colored box and percentage indicate the similarity score for the assignment. Select the colored box to view the full originality report. A clock icon means that the originality score is still loading and not available yet.
Select the arrow icon to download the submission.
Select the garbage can icon to delete the submission.
Select Download to download a grade report or your students' submissions.
Interpreting the Originality Report
Make sure the Originality option is selected (red) in the top left corner. Select the word Originality to turn it on if it is not selected already.
In the Match Overview pane, you will see the source of copied information and what percentage of the assignment was copied from that source.
Select the source to see where the information from that course is in the assignment.
Select the colored number on the assignment to open a pop-up box that gives more information about the source.
Select the title of the source to open the source in a new tab in your browser. If the source is from another student paper, you will be given an option to request to view the paper from the instructor to whom the paper was submitted.
Select Full Source View in the top right corner of the pop-up to view the entire source in the pane on the right
Use the buttons in the top right corner of the Match Overview pane to toggle between the Match Overview pane and the All Sources pane.
To view the match breakdown details for a source, select the arrow that appears when you hover your cursor over the source in the Match Overview pane.
To remove some of the sources from the match breakdown, select Exclude Sources at the bottom of the pane. Select the sources you do NOT want the paper to be compared to and then select Exclude.
To restore the sources you excluded
Select the circle icon at the bottom of the pane
Select the boxes next to the sources you want to restore
To filter the type of information that is compared to other sources
Select the funnel icon at the bottom of the pane on the right
Select/deselect the applicable options
Select Apply Changes.
Select New Report to compare your student's submission to the internet and other students' papers again. You may have to wait several minutes before a new report is available.
Use the buttons in the bottom left corner to
View more details about the submitted assignment
Get the code to use the Turnitin app
Download the document
Select the dropdown menu at the top of the window to switch between other papers submitted by the student.
Select the arrows in the top right corner to switch between students. Select Paper 1 of 2 to open the drop-down menu to select a specific student.
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