Moodle 3: Activities & Resources : Create a Turnitin Assignment (Faculty)


To allow students to submit a file through Turnitin, an instructor must first create a Turnitin assignment within a Moodle course. 

Create a Turnitin Assignment:

1. Log into Moodle, and select your course.

2. Click the Edit button in top right corner.

 edit button within course page

3. Select the Add an activity or resource link, found under any Topic or Week at the bottom right. 

Add an Activity or Resource link highlighted

4. Select Turnitin Assignment 2 from the left side of the Add an activity or resource window, then click Add at the bottom.

Add Activity Window with Turnitin selected

5. Under the General heading enter the Name of the assignment, select the Submission type, and Name the first section (part) of the assignment. It is recommended that you select the File Upload option for Submission type.

NOTE: These are the only three fields that are required for the assignment to be created.

General assignment options

6. Under the Grade category, you can update the Type, Scale, Maximum Grade, Grade Category, or Grade to Pass. If the Grade type is set to none, a graded item will not be created in the Moodle course gradebook. 

NOTE: To set a Maximum Grade for your assignment, you must enter it under the 'Grade' heading, as well as in each 'assignment part' area. If the maximum grades needs to be changed at a later time, it will need to be changed in both places.

Max Grade text boxes under Grade heading and Assignment heading

7. Under Assignment Part 1 and any subsequent parts, enter a Name and select the State Date, Due Date, and Post Date for each part. The Post Date is when students will be able to see the grade you assign and any comments/ feedback you give in the Grade Mark view in Turnitin.

8. Under the Originality Report Options heading, adjust the assignment to your preference. Be sure to pay attention to the setting for both Report Generation Speed and Store Student Papers. The Report Generation Speed allows you to indicate when students see the similiarity report and if they are allowed to resubmit their assignment. The Store Student Papers setting allows you to select whether or not you would like students' assignments to be stored within the Turnitin database. 

Originality Report and related Options

9. You can also modify the settings underneath the GradeMark Options, Common module settings, Restrict access, Activity Completion, and Tags sections. These sections do NOT have to be modified for the assignment to be created. (Using the 'Restrict access' setting is NOT the same as setting a due date).

10. Click Save and return to course OR Save and display from the floating grey box at the bottom.

Save and return to course, save and Display button, and cancel

a. If you choose Save and return to course, you will be brought back to your My home Moodle page.

b. If you choose Save and display, you will be brought to your assignment.

Assignment Screen

11. You can change any of the dates selected in this view. The Grades Available is the maximum grade for the assignment. When creating a Turnitin assignment, a grade item will automatically be created in the Gradebook. Be sure to go into the gradebook to ensure it is weighted properly and in the correct category if applicable.

changing the date fields in an assignment

PLEASE NOTE: If you sync the Moodle gradebook from the Turnitin assignment, you must click the Refresh Submissions button to re-sync the submission.

turnitin refresh button above the submissions list

Referenced from: Moodle

7/19/2017 2:31:27 PM