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Recommended settings checklists


1. Introduction

Our checklists contain recommended Turnitin assignment settings for a range of assessment requirements. To find out more about Turnitin settings, view our guide.


2. Before choosing your settings

Please discuss these questions in your course team to ensure a consistent student experience:

a. Will you mark / give feedback online? Student submissions should be marked consistently. 

b. How will you handle late submissions? Academic and student feedback indicates that the workflow outlined in our guide provides the best student experience and involves the least work.

c. Will you mark anonymously? There's no University policy of anonymous marking for online submissions (except formal exams). However, some Schools / Course teams have a local policy. Please check with School / Course colleagues to ensure you’re being consistent.

d. Is the assignment formative or summative? This is important as it affects whether you store student submissions on the Turnitin database when they upload assignments.


Plus Icon Formative, non-anonymous assessments

Assignment Name

Name the Assignment. E.g. Birdwatching essay SUBMIT HERE 
Assignment Description Give students as much information about the assignment as possible
Submission Method File Upload
Overall Grade  100
Number of Parts  1 (If there are multiple parts you should create a new assignment for each part)
Start Date  You choose
Due Date  You choose
Post Date  4 Weeks after the Due Date
Exclusion Section  Leave entire section as default (don’t exclude anything)
Use Anonymous Marking  No
Paper Repository  No Repository 
Check Stored Student Papers  Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Internet  Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Journals and Publications  Leave as Default (Yes)
Reveal Grades Immediately   No
Ignore TurnItIn Grades  No
Use GradeMark Yes if marking online. No if not
Report Generation Speed  Generate Reports Immediately, reports can be overwritten until Due Date
Blackboard Group You choose (This will only appear if you have sub-groups set up)
Grading Schema  You choose
Students view originality reports  Yes
Allow late submissions  Yes 
Plus Icon Formative, anonymous assessments

Assignment Name

Name the Assignment. E.g. Birdwatching essay SUBMIT HERE
Assignment Description Give students as much information about the assignment as possible
Submission Method File Upload
Overall Grade 100
Number of Parts 1 (If there are multiple parts you should create a new assignment for each part)
Start Date You choose
Due Date You choose
Post Date 4 Weeks after the Due Date
Exclusion Section Leave entire section as default (don’t exclude anything)
Use Anonymous Marking Yes
Paper Repository No Repository
Check Stored Student Papers Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Internet Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Journals and Publications Leave as Default (Yes)
Reveal Grades Immediately No
Ignore TurnItIn Grades No
Use GradeMark Yes if marking online. No if not
Report Generation Speed Generate Reports Immediately, reports can be overwritten until Due Date
Blackboard Group You choose (This will only appear if you have sub-groups set up)
Grading Schema You choose
Students view originality reports Yes
Allow late submissions Yes
Plus Icon Summative non anonymous assessments

Assignment Name

Name the Assignment. E.g. Birdwatching essay SUBMIT HERE
Assignment Description Give students as much information about the assignment as possible
Submission Method File Upload
Overall Grade 100
Number of Parts 1 (If there are multiple parts you should create a new assignment for each part)
Start Date You choose
Due Date You choose
Post Date 4 Weeks after the Due Date
Exclusion Section Leave entire section as default (don’t exclude anything)
Use Anonymous Marking No
Paper Repository Standard Repository
Check Stored Student Papers Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Internet Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Journals and Publications Leave as Default (Yes)
Reveal Grades Immediately No
Ignore TurnItIn Grades No
Use GradeMark Yes if marking online. No if not
Report Generation Speed Generate Reports Immediately, reports can be overwritten until Due Date
Blackboard Group You choose (This will only appear if you have sub-groups set up)
Grading Schema You choose
Students view originality reports Yes
Allow late submissions Yes
Plus Icon Summative anonymous assessments

Assignment Name

Name the Assignment. E.g. Birdwatching essay SUBMIT HERE
Assignment Description Give students as much information about the assignment as possible
Submission Method File Upload
Overall Grade 100
Number of Parts 1 (If there are multiple parts you should create a new assignment for each part)
Start Date You choose
Due Date You choose
Post Date 4 Weeks after the Due Date
Exclusion Section Leave entire section as default (don’t exclude anything)
Use Anonymous Marking Yes
Paper Repository Standard Repository
Check Stored Student Papers Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Internet Leave as Default (Yes)
Check Journals and Publications Leave as Default (Yes)
Reveal Grades Immediately No
Ignore TurnItIn Grades No
Use GradeMark Yes if marking online. No if not
Report Generation Speed Generate Reports Immediately, reports can be overwritten until Due Date
Blackboard Group You choose (This will only appear if you have sub-groups set up)
Grading Schema You choose
Students view originality reports Yes
Allow late submissions Yes


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