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Create a Turnitin assignment for sub-groups

1. Introduction

This guide is for staff who want to set up a collaborative assignment for a group of students. You can do this using sub-groups.

2. Create sub-groups

Before you start, first set up sub-groups in your module by following the steps in our guide to creating sub-groups. You can then create assignments for each of the groups.

3. Create and release sub-group assignments

Now the sub-groups are set up, you can create assignments for each of the groups. If you’re not sure which type of assignment you need to create, please view our online assessment and feedback mapping diagram.

a. Create an assignment for each sub-group, giving the assignment a name that identifies which group it is for, e.g. Assignment - Group 1, Assignment - Group 2.

NB: Follow the guide to creating Turnitin assignments.

b. Click the action link (arrow) next to the assignment name, and click Adaptive Release.

Important: With Adaptive Release, students will only see the assignment they need to submit to. Instructors can still see and access all assignments. It’s important to clearly indicate which assignment is for each group, in the assignment name. You could also make them anonymous in the assignment submission areas if required.

c. In the Membership section, you can make the assignment visible to specific users. There is a section labelled Module sub-groups. The Items to Select box should contain a list of the sub-groups you created earlier. 

d. Click the sub-group you’re making the assignment visible to, then click the right arrow to move the sub-group into the Selected Items box.

e. Click Submit.

4. Mark and leave feedback

You can follow the steps in our leaving feedback for a Turnitin assignment guide in order to mark the submission in Feedback Studio.

The feedback will be visible to the student who submitted the assignment on behalf of the sub-group.

To share the feedback with the rest of the group, you (or the student) can download the feedback from Feedback Studio and use the sub-groups file share tool so that other students in the group can view it.

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Page last updated: 08/06/2020

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