Turnitin assignment or Blackboard (MOLE) assignment?
There are two tools within Blackboard that can be used for the inline marking of students' documents.
Blackboard has its own assignment tool, which allows you to set up and run an assignment in your course area. The University also uses software called Turnitin, which students also access via Blackboard. Probably Turnitin's biggest asset is its originality reports, which can help detect potential plagiarism, but it lacks some features of the Blackboard tool, such as group submission and multiple file submission.
The functionality of the two pieces of software are different and you may want to consider these differences when choosing the best tool for the work you are setting for your students.
|Audio feedback||Can be embedded in feedback via Kaltura||Built-in tool in feedback (3 min limit)|
|Video feedback||Can be embedded in feedback via Kaltura||No|
|Attach file as feedback||Yes||No|
|Return grade to Blackboard Grade Centre||Yes||Yes|
|Allow specific number of attempts||Yes||Can be 1 or unlimited|
|Allow submissions after due date||Yes||Yes|
|Release to groups of students (adaptive release)||Yes||Yes|
|Group submission / feedback||Yes||No|
|Text-matching (plagiarism detection / prevention)||No||Yes - creates an originality report on submissions.|
|Offline marking (ability to mark work without internet connection)||No||Yes, via iPad app|
|Attach multiple feedback files||Yes||No|
|Second marking (double blind)||Yes||No|
|Text feedback summary||Yes||Yes|
|Drawing tool (to annotate feedback)||Yes||No|
|Inline text marking||Yes||Yes|
|Quickmarks (a bank of commonly-used marking terms)||No||Yes|
|Rubrics / marking criteria||Yes||Yes|
|Any file type supported||Yes||Yes technically, but built for text-based submission|
|File size limits||No strict limit, but large file sizes not recommended - contact email@example.com for advice.||100mb and 800 pages|
|Bulk download of papers||Yes||Yes|
For more information about both tools, contact firstname.lastname@example.org