Turnitin: Staff Guides
Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and marking system.
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Introduction to Turnitin
This guide gives a brief overview of Turnitin and its functionality.
Setting Up a Turnitin Assignment
This guide explains how to set up a Turnitin assignment and goes through recommended settings to use.
Modifying or Deleting a Turnitin Assignment
This guide explains how to make a change to an assignment once it has been created, along with how to delete assignments.
What is PeerMark?
PeerMark assignments allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. This link will take you to Turnitin's website.
Academic Integrity Summary required for all summative assessments
An Academic Integrity summary needs to be added to the description field in Minerva on all links to summative assessments regardless of the tool being used to deliver the assessment. See the Academic Integrity Summary guide for guidance on how to add this for your Turnitin summative assessments, and the text you need to include.
Marking and Feedback
Introduction to Marking with Turnitin (browser)
This guide gives a brief introduction as to where to mark, and what can be marked using Turnitin Feedback Studio.
Navigating Feedback Studio
This guide explains how to navigate around Feedback Studio and the options available in the toolbar.
Marking Tools and Methods
This guide gives more detail on different the different marking tools and methods available within Feedback Studio.
Marking with the iPad App
The Turnitin App will allow you to mark student assessments using an iPad even if you do not have a Wi-Fi connection.
Return of Grades and Feedback
This guide explains how to release grades and feedback, along with recommendations around moderation and applying late penalties.
A to Z of Turnitin Guides
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External Examiner Access
Quality Assurance have advised that all external examiners must have a Leeds IT account created before they can be given access to submissions and any other University systems (e.g. Minerva).
See, Leeds IT account for external examiners for more information.
Using Turnitin to Support Plagiarism Detection
This guide explains how Turnitin can be used to support plagiarism detection in line with University policy.
Interpreting Similarity Reports
This guide explains how to open similarity reports, with links to Turnitin's guidance on how to interpret the report.
Plagiarism Detection FAQ
This guide covers frequently asked questions about the use of Turnitin in plagiarism detection.
This guide explains how to synchronise the Turnitin roster with your Minerva module.
This guide explains how to download individual papers and perform a bulk download.
How to download submissions from Turnitin with rubric marks included
There are two ways to download Turnitin submissions with rubric marks included. Find out more here.
This guide explains how to delete student submissions.
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