Expand the 'Optional Settings' menu to view options. We recommend selecting the settings that best fit your needs.
Enter Special Instructions
Enables you to include instructions for the assignment.
Allow Submissions After Due Date
An instructor can enable submissions after the due date and time. To enable late submissions, use the Allow submissions after the due date option and select yes. The default setting is no. When enabled, students will be able to submit papers after the due date and time has passed as long as that student has not already submitted a paper to the assignment.
Student submissions after the due date and time will be marked with red text in the date column of the submission in the assignment inbox. A student cannot overwrite a submission past the assignment due date and time, even if the late submission option is enabled.
Note: We recommend that you change the first option, Allow submission after the due date? from No to Yes. The system tracks the date and time of submissions, so you will still know when/if a student turns in his/her paper late.
Reveal grades to students only on post date?
Provides instructors with the ability to control when grades are revealed to students. Select yes to reveal grades to students on the post date of the assignment. This means that the Grade Center column will be hidden for students until the post date. If no is selected, grades will be revealed to students
once an instructor grades their paper.
Originality Report Options
Generate Originality Reports for student submissions options:
Immediately (first report is final): Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately. Students cannot resubmit papers. Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.
Immediately (can overwrite reports until due date): Generates Originality Reports immediately and allows students to continuously resubmit papers before the due date. It may take up to 24 hours to process Originality Reports for resubmissions.
On due date: only generates Originality Reports on the due date and time of the assignment. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports. Resubmissions may not be made after the due date and time of the assignment. This setting will make it so all papers submitted will be compared against each other when the Original Reports are created.
Exclude bibliographic material from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment?
Instructors can choose whether or not bibliographic material will automatically be excluded from Originality Reports. The default is no. This setting cannot be modified after the first paper has been submitted, but can be overriden in individual Originality Reports by clicking on the tab funnel icon located on the bottom right corner of the Document Viewer.
Exclude quoted materials from Similarity Index for all papers in this assignment?
Instructors can choose whether or not quoted material will automatically be excluded from Originality Reports. The default is no. This setting cannot be modified after the first paper has been submitted, but can be overriden in individual Originality Reports by clicking on the tab funnel icon located on the bottom right corner of the Document Viewer.
Exclude small matches?
Instructors can exclude small matches from all Originality Reports generated within the assignment. To exclude small matches, click yes.
Once 'yes' has been clicked, the 'Exclude matches by:' option window will open. Enter into either the 'Word Count:' or 'Percentage:' fields the numerical value for small matches that will be excluded from Originality Reports in the assignment.
Instructors can adjust the exclude small matches assignment setting at any time by clicking on the options button (down arrow) to the right of the assignment name. The excluding small matches feature can also be adjusted by clicking on the tab funnel icon located on the bottom right corner of the Document Viewer.
Allow students to see Originality Reports?
Enables instructors to choose whether students can view Originality Reports for their assignments (they can view the report under the assignment title in My Grades in Blackboard). The default is set to no.
Note: If you choose Yes for this option and the Grade Center column for the assignment is set to Show this Column to Students, students can see Originality Reports in My Grades as soon as the reports are generated. If you do not want the students to see the reports until a certain time, select No for the Show this Column to Students option in the assignment's Grade Center column and change it to Yes when you would like them to view the reports.
If you do not want students to view Originality Reports at all, select 'no' for the 'Allow students to see Originality Report' option in Turnitin.
We recommend you keep all the repository settings checked off and and keep the Submit papers to: option set to standard paper repository. This ensures student submissions are checked against all possible repositories.
Attach a rubric to the assignment
If you would like to use a rubric to grade the papers submitted to the assignment, you can import a rubric (must be in Turnitin's rubric format - view instructions here), create a new rubric by clicking on the Launch Rubric/Form Manager link, or find an already-created rubric that best suits your needs for the assignment by clicking on the Find a rubric that's right for your assignment in Turnitin Teaching Tools link.
Enable e-rater® grammar check?
Provides instructors with the option to enable the e-rater grammar and spelling check for all submissions to the assignment. When enabled, student submissions receive detailed grammar feedback in GradeMark automatically through the e-rater technology. Select yes to enable the e-rater engine for the assignment.
Optional: Select the ETS handbook level from the drop down menu. The ETS handbooks provide students with in depth information about the grammar errors the e-rater technology finds in their paper.
The Categories enabled by default option allows instructors to choose which categories of feedback are enabled when viewing assignment submissions in
GradeMark. The default is to show the feedback for every category.