Creating Turnitin Assignments

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this procedural document is to provide detailed instructions on how to create a Turnitin assignment. This procedural document assumes that users are in a course and ready to create the Turnitin assignment.

1. Hover the mouse over the Assessments button.

The Assessments menu displays.



2. From the Assessments menu, click the Turnitin Assignment link.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If the Turnitin System Requirements Compatibility Check page displays make the necessary changes to the browser to ensure Turnitin runs properly and then click the Continue to Dashboard button.

-In the New Assignment section, provide a title for the assignment in the Assignment Title textbox and enter a numerical score in the Point value textbox.


-In the New Assignment section, provide a Start date, Due date, and Post date for the assignment.



  1. Click to expand the Optional Settings menu for the Turnitin assignment.




  2. In the Enter special instructions text area, enter detailed instructions on how students are to use the Turnitin assignment.




  3. For the Allow submissions after the due date option, click to select the Yes radio button.




  4. For the Generate Originality Reports for submissions option, click to select the Yes radio button.




  5. From the Generate Originality Reports for student submissions drop-down menu, click to select the immediately (can overwrite reports until due date) option.





    This setting allows students to submit multiple times to the same Turnitin assignment.

  6. For the Exclude bibliographic materials from Similarity index for all papers in this assignment option, click to select the Yes radio button.




    This setting will ensure that matches in the References section will not be displayed on the Originality Report.

  7. For the Exclude quoted materials from Similarity index for all papers in this assignment option, click to select the No radio button.




    This setting will ensure that matching quotes are returned. This serves to help students learn to better directly cite sources.

  8. For the Exclude small matches option, click to select the No radio button.




    This setting will ensure that minimal matches are not displayed on the Originality Report.

  9. For the Allow students to see Originality Report option, click to select the Yes radio button.




  10. For the Reveal grades to students only on post date option, click to select the No radio button.




    This ensures that students will see their grades when the assignment is graded.

  11. For the Submit papers to option, ensure that standard paper repository is selected.




  12. For the Search options option, ensure that all three checkboxes are selected.




  13. Do not change any settings in the Grade Mark section.




  14. Do not change any settings in the e-rater Grammar Check settings (Beta) section.




  15. Scroll to the top of the Turnitin assignment.

  16. Click the Submit button to create the Turnitin Assignment.