The Turnitin Assignment activity in Moodle creates an assignment for students and allows you to assess and provide feedback on their written work using the tools available within Turnitin. These tools includes checking for plagiarism and giving feedback through direct annotation on a student’s paper and through rubrics (optional).
How has Turnitin been used by faculty?
- To give a grade and annotated feedback on a written assignment
- To give grades and annotated feedback on multiple drafts of a written assignment
- As a plagiarism checker for both the students and the instructors
If you want to know about what Turnitin can do, please watch Turnitin’s Feedback Studio walkthrough video (2:56).
When you’re ready to create a Turnitin Assignment activity in Moodle, please watch this video (11:23) designed to walk you step-by-step through the activity creation process, or follow these step-by-step written instructions.
Here are three frequently asked questions and their answers for managing the Turnitin Assignment in Moodle.
Q: What is the “Post Date”?
A: The post date is the day that marks and feedback on an assignment become available to students.
Q: I have to indicate a due date, but how can I accept late assignments?
A: Under Originality Report Option, select “YES” to Allow Late submissions after the Due Date. By doing so, you give students the option to submit work after the assignment due date. Late submissions are always marked as being late and the actual submission date is recorded.
Q: Can I submit as assignment on behalf of the student? How?
A: Yes! Click on your Turnitin Assignment, then click on the gray cloud with the white arrow point up to submit any assignment for any student.
After students submit their assignment(s), instructors can utilize Turnitin’s suite of tools:
The Similarity Report, where you can see similarities between the student’s submission and Turnitin’s extensive database of online resources, scholarly resources, and student respository of papers.
Feedback Studio, where you can annotate and comment on student’s papers using the following tools:
- General commenting tools
- Rubric scorecards (advanced)
How can you creatively use the Turnitin Assignment activity in Moodle as a learning tool for your students?