This guide will help you to determine if a student submitted their TurnItIn (TII) submission late. It is split into 3 sections: TurnItIn All Students View (no anonymity), TurnItIn By Groups View (no anonymity) and TurnItIn All Students View (with anonymity).

TurnItIn All Students View (no anonymity)

To ascertain if your students were late, you will need to wait until any anonymity has been removed following the completion of marking. Once student names are released, you should:

  • Enter the Blackboard Course
  • In the Course Management menu, choose; Course Tools > TurnItIn Assignments
  • Choose the assignment in question
  • Late submissions are indicated by RED dates in the submission inbox.

NOTE: You may need to alter your view of the submission inbox to include more than 10 papers. To do this, enter the TII inbox and choose “preferences” at the top of the inbox. Here change your “items per page” to be “1000” and “Submit”. You will now see all papers.

TurnItIn By Groups (no anonymity)

Viewing TurnItIn via Groups, enables you to see a small number of select students within the class. For example your Tutorial Group.

When viewing by TurnItIn by groups, there are a few more steps to take in order to locate late submissions.

To ascertain if your students were late, you will need to wait until any anonymity has been removed following the completion of marking. Once student names are released, you should:

  • Enter the Blackboard Course
  • In the Course Management menu, choose; Course Tools > TurnItIn Assignments by Groups
  • Choose the assignment in question
  • Choose the name of the group in question
  • Open the first students paper, click the “i” button on the right hand side to view the submission day/time and compare this to the deadline
  • Close paper
  • Repeat with remaining papers.

TurnItIn All Students View (with anonymity enabled)

If anonymity is enabled in TurnItIn, it can be very difficult to work out which of your students you need to penalise for late submission. However there are ways which you can see whether your students were late or not, without removing anonymity, as long as you and your students have promoted the faculty recomended “Standard Naming Convension” in regards to paper upload.

If you feel that you may wish to decrease marks based on late submission, you should plan appropriately and:

  • Inform your students that they need to upload their files using the standard naming convention: Marker Surname, Student ID, Unit Code. For example: HILTON87654321BIOL10000
  • When you come to mark, you should ensure that your view of the TurnItIn Inbox is set to 1000: Enter the inbox, click “preferences” change your “items per page” to be “1000” and “Submit”. You will now see all papers.

When it comes to locating papers for just your students you should:

  • Open your internet browsers “find” option (Edit > Find) and type in YOUR SURNAME
  • You will be taken to the first paper which contains your surname
  • Observe whether or not the date stamp is Red and if so, use your local policy to decide on any mark reductions
  • Return to look at your browsers “find” option to locate the next instance of your surname.

Please Note: It is university policy to anonymously mark papers, you should never use the “Student ID” to locate a paper before marking. This is used in the standard naming convention to assist administrative staff with queries submitted by students.

 

TurnItIn: Was the Student Submission Late?