Turnitin Freqently Asked Questions
Which accessibility options are available in Turnitin?
Screen reader support
Turnitin does have limited support for screen reader software. Buttons and icons used in the program contain text behind them, which enables the reader to function correctly.
Turnitin Feedback Studio introduces an accessible color palette and greater support for keyboard-only and screen reader users. More guidance on Accessibility in Turntin can be found on the Turnitin website.
Support for specific learning difficulties
Students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs), are given the option of affixing an electronic “sticker” to any assessed work through Turnitin/Blackboard. You can find the guidance on setting up this electronic sticker system here. www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/disability/useful-info/yellow-stickers . If you have any specific questions, please speak to your course tutor or email email@example.com from where you can speak to the Turnitin administrator.
What does the originality score mean?
|What file types does Turnitin accept and what are the filesize limits?||
What file types does Turnitin accept?
MS Word (.doc / .docx)
Turnitin can also accept any other filetype, for example an Autocad file or an image, but it will probably not be able to carry out any text-matching activities or provide on page feedback with these files. You will, however, be able to recieve summary feedback.
What are the upload file size limits?
|Can I upload multiple files to Turnitin?||
Can I upload multiple files?
|Online Submission - Submitting work||
Will Turnitin accept images?
What if I uploaded the wrong assignment?
Check your departments assessment policy first to see what action you should take if this occurs. If your department does not have any guidance, you should contact your tutor and let them know what has happened.
You may be able to re-submit, or your tutor will be able to delete the original submission and allow you to re-submit.
Do I have to use Turnitin on Campus?
Can I submit my assignment from GoogleDrive
Do I get assignment submission confirmation?
Can I submit after the due date has passed?
How do I access my digital receipt?
I haven't received my Digital Receipt. Has Turnitin got my assignment?
I have tried to submit my assignment but it has failed because I don’t think Turnitin / Blackboard is working. What should I do?
If you still can't submit contact your tutor or course admin team as soon as you realise there may be a problem. Your department will have plans in place to check the status of Turnitin. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
My Internet at home has gone down and I can’t submit my assignment. What should I do?
|Accessing your marked assignment||
How do I get my feedback and grade?
"MyGrades" is a feature in Blackboard designed to show students their grades for any assessments they have undertaken in a Blackboard course. This can include tests, assignments, journals, blogs or Turnitin assignments. Students can only see their own grades.
|Privacy, Confidentiality and Copyright||
Is the work I submit to Turnitin safe? Will it be reused?
|Setting an assignment||
Do I have to use Turnitin in a Blackboard course?
Can I set different assignments for different groups within the same course in Blackboard?
My students can submit at any time in the next year. What do I do about the ‘due date’?
Can a tutor/administrator submit an assignment on behalf of a student?
Can a tutor /administrator delete a student submission?
Yes, a tutor can delete a student submission by completing the following:
Does Turnitin support anonymous marking?
Can I turn off anonymous marking?
How do I turn on anonymous marking?
Does Turnitin support second / double-blind marking?
|Downloading and printing students work||
Can I download submissions?
How do I print out submissions?
For guidance on how to do this please see this page.
|Synchronising Blackboard and Turnitin - Roster Sync||
How can we synchronise the student list in Turnitin with the student user list in Blackboard?
What is Roster Sync?
How do I Roster Sync?
Do grades appear in the Grade Centre in Blackboard?