Create a Turnitin Assignment

  1. Log in to Blackboard and navigate to your course.
  2. Navigate to the content area (i.e. Course Documents) you’d like to post the assignment in.
    Course Menu - Course Documents
  3. Make sure that Edit Mode is turned on before attempting to make any changes.Arrow Pointing to Edit Mode On/Off
  4. Hover your cursor over the gray Assessments bar underneath your content area title and click Turnitin Assignment.
    Bb Course Documents - Assignments TurnItIn
  5. You may see a Turnitin User Agreement after opening the assignment. If so, make sure to read the terms of the agreement and select I Agree–Continue if you agree and wish to proceed.
    Bb TurnItIn - User Agreement
  6. You will be prompted to select an assignment type. Click Next Step after choosing the assignment type. 
    1. Please note that the first time you create a Turnitin Assignment, you will only have the option to create a Paper Assignment. Once you have at least one paper assignment in your Blackboard course, you will have the options to select a Paper Assignment, PeerMark Assignment, or Revision Assignment. Select an Assignment Type - Arrow to "Next Step"
  7. Assign a Title for the assignment. If this is a graded assignment, also assign a Point Value.
    Bb TurnItIn Assignment - Title and Points
  8. Ensure Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality is marked to make use of Turnitin’s originality checker.
    Bb TurnItIn Assignment - File Type
  9. Specify the Start Date (when the assignment is first available), the Due Date, and the Post Date (when the assignment’s GradeMark will be posted, indicating the originality checker’s results).
    Bb TurnItIn Assignment - Dates
  10. Click Optional Settings for access to many specific settings that will help you tailor the assignment to fit your preferences. Arrow to "Optional Settings"
  11. Clicking the blue question marks will give you more information on specific settings.Arrow to More Info on Individual Settings - Blue Question Marks
  12. Once you have completed updating the settings, ensure you have entered the correct information and click Submit at the bottom.
    Bb TurnItIn Submit
  13. You will be notified upon successful creation of the assignment. Click Ok to return to the Blackboard course area.
    Turnitin Assignment Successfully Added


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