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Keywords: assessment, feedback, grading, marking, plagiarism, referencing, reference.
Please refer to the Digital Assessment - an Overview for an overview of marking in Moodle (regardless of the tool you settle on using - either Moodle or Turnitin).
Turnitin, used via Moodle, is a platform for setting, receiving, marking and giving feedback on assignments. Turnitin accepts a range of file formats. For text submissions, it can be set to generate a Similarity/Originality Report. This means it will compare submitted work against a host of databases and highlight where similarities have been found in text.
Marking with Turnitin occurs online unless you are using an ipad, which enables offline marking. Each submission is private between the student, the marker(s) and staff with Tutor or Course Administrator access to the Moodle course.
Turnitin allows submitted and marked submissions to be downloaded for printing or storage. It is also possible to download marking data from the use of QuickMarks, rubrics and grading forms to a spreadsheet for analysis of students' performance.
Turnitin allows tutors to:
Turnitin enables markers to give different kinds of feedback, including:
Inline 'bubble' comments
Quickmarks - markers can create a bank of reusable comments and use them across various assignments. Comments can also be put into categories.
Rubrics - a matrix of criteria and levels of achievement, optionally with numeric marks attached
Grading form/Marking guide - criteria each of which receives its own, optionally weighted numeric mark, along with optional typed feedback
Inline text comments
General overall feedback
The Turnitin feedback tool allows for anonymous/blind marking and additionally allows staff to download marking data to analyse the performance of both individual students, classes and cohorts across one or more assignments and modules.
Turnitin's Similarity/Originality Report highlights matches in text which can shed light on students' quoting, paraphrasing and referencing practices.
Staff can set up assessments, generate and view Similarity Reports, grade work, provide feedback, download submissions and export grades and feedback.
Students can view and interact with feedback, download their marked work, and optionally view Similarity Reports. What students can do, and when, depends on settings chosen by staff.
Originality Report Options > Store Student Papers :
Standard Repository: student papers submitted to this assignment are stored in Turnitin and checked against other students' submissions within this assignment, as well as other sources.
UCL has separate guidance on marking with Turnitin.
Further guidance on Turnitin's Moodle Direct Integration is available from moodledocs.
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
Please submit your [assignment description e.g. “3,000 word final essay”] here by the [due date and time]. Ensure that you submit no later than 2min before this time.
You will [or will NOT] be able to re-submit and obtain a similarity report for each submission made prior to the deadline.
When you re-submit, your previous submission is overwritten by the current one. So, if your work comprises several separate files, e.g. a cover sheet and an essay, merge both parts into one document before you submit.
If you do not submit anything here before the deadline, you will [or will NOT] be able to submit just once after the deadline.
Be sure to submit only these file types/formats: ….
Your submission must not exceed 40MB.
If you have submitted your work successfully you will receive a receipt via your UCL email account.
See Staff Turnitin FAQs.
We have general guidance for students submitting work to Turnitin - we recommend you use the Summary for any particular instructions.
Also, see our related guides: