Description of the video:
>> This video will show you how to create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. Please navigate to your course and click on "Assignments." Then click the "+ Assignment" button. Name your assignment; provide directions; set the point value; assign it to a particular assignment group if you've created any; and choose to display the grade as a percentage, complete/incomplete, points, letter grade, G.P.A. scale or not graded.
You can also choose to give this assignment a grade but not include it towards the final grade. Choose "External Tool" from the drop-down menu next to submission type, then click "Find." From the pop-up choose "Turnitin" and then click "Select." Assign the assignment to everyone, put in a due date, an available from date, and until date.
Because students need access to Feedback Studio to see your feedback, it is best practice to set the "Until Date" for after the due date plus, the time it takes you to grade the assignment, plus the time you want your students to be able to access your feedback. In this case, I set the until date
to be the end of the semester.
If you differentiate this assignment, the due date and Turnitin will reflect the latest due date. For example, if one student's assignment is due September eighth, and the others are due on September seventh, the due date and Turnitin will reflect September eighth for the instructor. However, it will reflect the correctly assigned due date for the students click "Save" or "Save & Publish".
The Turnitin assignment inbox will generate. Click on the setting gear. As you can see, the title of the assignment was carried over from Canvas. The instructions you entered in
Canvas shows at the top. If you want to copy those to the turn it in directions you can do that here.
The point value, start date or available from date, and the due date also come over from Canvas. The feedback release date is when you want your feedback to be available for students. If you want them to get the feedback all at the same time, give yourself enough time to grade and enter a release date for after that time.
In this case, I have given myself a week to grade the assignment. If you are not concerned that some students get their feedback before others, match the release date to the due date for the assignment instead. You can choose to allow submissions of any type such as jpegs even though turn it in cannot check images for plagiarism.
in order to generate an originality report, Turnitin needs readable text such as in Word documents, Excel files, Powerpoint etc. Image files do not provide readable text. However, if you are a graphic arts teacher you may want to use Feedback sStudio
to give feedback to students and not be concerned with an originality report.
Next, click on optional settings. From the drop-down menu
you can choose to store the submitted papers or not. For example, if the paper was a draft and the final would be submitted in another assignment, you may not want to store the draft version in order to avoid an artificially high originality report score on the final paper.
It might be better and this situation to only store the final paper to the repository. You can also choose to allow late submissions. However, this applies to students who have not already submitted an assignment before the due date. You can enable e-rater grammar and spelling check. This feature give
students immediate feedback as it is generated at the same time as the originality report.
That means that students get plagiarism feedback and grammar and spelling feedback within five minutes of submitting your assignment. If enabled, students can then make adjustments to their paper based on this initial feedback and turn in a well put together final
product. You can choose the grade level from the drop down
menu English learners, elementary, middle school, high school, and advanced are your choices.
You can also choose to use either the U.S. English Dictionary, the U.K. English dictionary, or both and you can also choose which categories you would like e-rater to check. You can choose to attach a Turnitin rubric and choose that rubric from the drop-down menu or you can create a new rubric by clicking on "Launch Rubric Manager." This is the rubric manager.
From the drop-down, you can choose to create a new rubric or you can choose to import one. Turnitin can import rubrics in Excel spreadsheet and RBC file formats. For this video let's create a new rubric. Name the rubric, then enter in each criterion and scale. If you need to add a criterion, click the plus sign icon.
If you need to add a scale click the plus sign icon here. You can choose to weigh the criterion equally or not. Don't forget to set your scale. For example, I have decided that the first column will be full credit and ranked as four and the last column will be considered incomplete and ranked as one.
You can also choose a point based rubric or a report that has no point value and use for feedback only. When done click save. The newly created rubric will show in the drop-down menu for you to choose. You can choose which sources to compare the submitted papers and went to generate the originality reports; immediately with no resubmissions allowed for the students, immediately with up to three resubmissions allowed- which would generate a report immediately.
With the four resubmission
there is a twenty-four hour
delay to receive a new originality report. Or you could have resubmission sell out but the reports generate
on the due date. If you are using Turnitin as a teaching tool, it is a good practice to allow students to see the report, make changes as needed, and submit a better paper for you to grade.
You can choose to allow students to see their originality reports. You can also choose to exclude bibliographic material, quoted material, or small sources. This is discussed in more detail in the originality report video. Under additional settings, you can choose to add PeerMark to the assignment or not appear marked allow students to conduct peer reviews online.
If you want to save the settings as defaults for future assignments you can. When you are done quick submit. Your students are now ready to submit their assignment.