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Turnitin Recommended Settings - Instructors

The table below indicates the recommended settings for Turnitin Assignments. A printable PDF handout of the recommended settings is also available.

Purpose

Electronic Collection and Grading of Papers

Informational (non-course related)

Instructional (course related)

Instructional (course related)

Punitive (course related)

Originality Checking?

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Reason for choice

Simple collection of student papers for electronic grading using GradeMark. No originality checking desired or required.

Originality checking desired. Students can check a paper for proper citation outside of an academic course.

Originality checking desired. Instructors and students can check a paper for proper citation within an academic course.

Originality checking desired. Instructors and students can check a paper for proper citation throughout a series of revisions within an academic course. The first submission and all revisions remain intact for review and grading.

Originality checking desired. Provides a single opportunity to submit a paper for grading within an academic course.

Turnitin Options Settings

Allow submissions after the due date?

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Originality Report Settings

Generate Originality Report for submissions?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Generate Originality Report for student submissions?

n/a

Immediately
(can overwrite reports until due date)

Immediately
(can overwrite reports until due date)

Immediately
(can overwrite reports until due date)

Immediately
(first report is final)

Exclude bibliographic materials?

n/a

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Exclude quoted materials?

n/a

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Exclude small matches?

n/a

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Personal choice

Allow students to see Originality Reports?

n/a

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reveal Grades to students on on post date?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Submit papers to:

No repository

No repository

[So it will not generate a match against itself when it is submitted later in an academic course.]

Standard paper repository

[The student's last submission is graded and added to the student paper repository.]

No repository
[on the initial Turnitin Assignment]

Standard paper repository
[ only on the final Revision Assignment]

Standard paper repository

Search options:

n/a

Select all

Select all

Select all

Select all

GradeMark Settings

Attach a rubric to this assignment

Personal choice, but an excellent idea

Personal choice, but an excellent idea

Personal choice, but an excellent idea

Personal choice, but an excellent idea

Personal choice, but an excellent idea

Enable e-rater@ grammar check?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Select ETS handbook

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Select English Dictionary

US English Dictionary

US English Dictionary

US English Dictionary

US English Dictionary

US English Dictionary

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