NOTE: You must be an Editing Lecturer in order to create a Turnitin assignment in your unit.
Adding a Turnitin Assignment to your LEO unit.
Navigate to unit from within LEO.
Click 'Turn editing on'.
Scroll down to the section where you want to add your activity then click ‘Add an activity or resource’. From the options given under the ‘Activities’ heading select ‘Turnitin Assignment’ and then click on ‘Add’. In the new page that opens up you will be able to edit the settings for your Turnitin Assignment activity.
NOTE: if this is the first time you have used Turnitin in LEO, you may receive a terms and conditions page. Click 'I Agree - Continue'.
Under the General section the minimum requirement is to give your Turnitin Assignment a title. It is also useful to add instructions in 'Summary’ text box, so that your students know what the Assignment is about. Click on the box next to ‘Display description on unit page’ if you would like the description to be visible from the main page of your LEO unit. Also under general is the number of parts in your Turnitin Assignment, the default is 1.
Open the Grade section and set the maximum number of points allocated to this assignment.
Under Assignment part add the start date and due date of the Assignment and the post date when grades will be released to students. If there is more than 1 part you will need to set dates for each.
Retain all other defaults settings in the unit and click on "Save and return to unit' to return to the main page of your LEO unit.
NOTE: More information about the advanced settings of the Turnitin Assignment activity are available under the ‘Other Settings’ dropdown section of this LEO Guide.
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1. Under the 'General' section it identifies what type of files students can submit and how many parts an assignment includes. Under submission type select 'File upload' if you want to restrict students to uploading files or retain the default 'Any Submission Type" to provide the students with the option of copying and pasting into a text box or submitting a file.
NOTE: A student submits 1 file to each part. The maximum number of parts in a Turnitin Assignment is 5. Each part can have its own start, due and post dates and grade.
Even if a student does not submit a file, a grading form can be generated with feedback and a mark provided for the student in the submission inbox.
To learn more about providing feedback to student submissions, refer to LEO Guide: How to provide Feedback.
2. The Grade section 'maximum number of points' is set to 100. Please note, 'Scale' options do not display correctly in the Turnitin assignment submission area and it not recommended this option is used in Turnitin assignment. The Grade is the overall grade for the Turnitin assignment including all or any parts.
NOTE: If there is only 1 part in the Turnitin Assignment, ensure the Grade and the Part marks correlate.
To learn more about Gradebook and how grades are calculated and displayed refer to LEO Guide: Gradebook.
3. Under the Availability' section, set the 'Start date'; 'Due date' and Post date' and marks.
Start date: sets the earliest date/time students can make a submission
Due date: final date/time the student can submit their assignment
Post date: date/time when marks/grades are released to students in the Turnitin submission inbox and Gradebook
NOTE: Before the due date the assignment submission is in a draft format and on the final date/time the assignment is locked and indexed in Turnitin as their final version. Late submissions is ticked by default (see Originality Report options) and will allow students who have never submitted to submit late and be marked in red.
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