University Of West London Blackboard Turnitin Assignment

Using GradeMark to grade work and provide feedback

How to view work submitted by students

Blackboard Instructors can view and mark students’ work via Control Panel > Course Tools > TurnitinUK Assignments. Then click on >> View for the Assignment you wish to view. This will display a summary of all work so far submitted.


Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is Turnitin's new assignment tool interface. Feedback studio offers the same functionality as the classic assignment interface, but the originality/similarity report are on the same view as Grademark. This Feedback studio demo tool is a good induction. For a full tour, please see the following video:


For further training please contact your school's Academic Developer in TEL

Contacting non-submitters

The email non-submitters function gives you the ability to email students within a class that haven't already submitted. You can send a reminder email anytime during the submission process, including once the post date has passed to warn late submitters.

1. Navigate to the Assignment Inbox for the class you would like to email (Course Management> Course Tools> Turnitin Assignment> *select relevant Turnitin assignment link) as screen shot below:

2. Click on the "Email Non-submitters" link to the right of the Assignment Inbox, as shown below:


3. Enter a subject line and message for the email. Select the "Include me" checkbox if you'd like to also receive a copy of the email. Click the "Send" button to email your students.

Using GradeMark for marks and feedback (Feedback Studio)

This video shows how to mark Turnitin assignments. 


 Rubrics and Grading Forms

Rubric scorecards can be used to evaluate student work based on defined criteria and scales. Grading forms can be used to provide free form feedback and scores to evaluate student work based on defined criteria. Instructors can create and share rubric scorecards and grading forms, allowing other instructors to attach them to assignments on their own Blackboard courses, a video of how to export and share a rubric is shown below:


You can create a rubric in Excel, upload it to your Turnitin Library, and attach it to one or more Turnitin assignments.​ You can also create rubrics directly in Turnitin. 

​Using Turnitin rubrics (Turnitin help site)

How to import rubrics from Excel (Turnitin help site)

Uploading a rubric to Turnitin​ (​video tutorial showing how to edit a rubric in Excel, upload it to Turnitin and attach it to an assignment)​

​Providing feedback with a qualitative Turnitin rubric​  (​video tutorial showing how to provide feedback using a qualitative rubric in Turnitin)​

Example rubrics from the College of Nursing. Midwifery and Healthcare:

CNMH template for marking and feedback rubric
(teaching team enter the module Learning Outcomes with appropriate statements for each cell in columns 1-6) 

Completed example for a level 4 Midwifery module


Grading using Turnitin for iPad

Turnitin for iPad allows instructors to mark and grade student papers with all of the favourite Turnitin features and the added benefit of grading offline. The app includes automated originality feedback and allows you to leave the following types of feedback on student papers:

  • QuickMark comments with personalised comments
  • highlights with comments
  • bubble comments
  • inline comments
  • strike through text
  • voice comments
  • general comments
  • Rubric grading.

Please note that you should not mark work on the iPad and on your PC at the same time. Only one person should have an individual student paper open at a time. Having a paper open in more than one computer or browser at the same time will result in unexpected behaviour or the loss of entered feedback.​

Marking on an ipad

​To mark on the ipad, you will need an access code that can be generated from within the feedback studio of Turnitin, instructions of how to use the Turnitin app are outlined below:

1. On your computer, open the originality report in Turnitin Feedback studio and click the 'i' button in the side panel

2. Then select 'Generate Code'

3. Write down the access code which appears. You will need to enter this on your ipad later (without the space). Note that each access code can only be used once to add a class. 

4. Open the Turnitin App on you ipad and select 'Log in with Access Code'

5. Enter the access code that was generated in the feedback studio. The class will appear, then a list of all Turnitin assignments set-up within that module. You can begin marking by opening an assignment.




The lists of my modules and communities do not load properly on Blackboard. 

If you are using Internet Explorer, click here. If you still cannot see modules you are enrolled on, contact the IT Service Desk or your School/College. 

I am having technical problems submitting to Turnitin - what should I do?

Please contact the IT help desk:

How do I know if my work has been submitted successfully?

Once you have successfully submitted your work on Turnitin, you will be taken to a page confirming your submission, and you can print or save this. This page contains a submission ID, which you can use to trace your submission at a later time if necessary. Turnitin usually sends this confirmation to the email address that you have registered on Blackboard. If you want to double check that your submission is in, just go back into the submission area where you submitted your work to and click "Submit" again. If your work has been uploaded, you will see the document already online.

I have not received a Turnitin receipt - what should I do?

Sometimes, Turnitin doesn't send a digital receipt to confirm that your submission has been received. If you don't receive this, you can check if your submission has been successful by going back into the Turnitin area in your course that you submitted to. If you see your document there already and the submit button has changed to say 'Resubmit' then your upload has been successful

Can I submit a draft and then resubmit later?

This depends on how your lecturer has set up the assignment. We normally recommend that instructors set up assignments to allow draft submissions, but some courses don't allow resubmissions. If you have any questions about resubmissions, please direct these to your tutor

Can I submit after the due date?

This depends on how your lecturer has set up the assignment. We normally recommend that instructors set up assignments to allow submission after the due date, but some courses don't allow this. If you have any questions about the settings on a Turnitin assignment, please direct these to your tutor

Can I submit more than one file to a Turnitin assignment?

Turnitin currently only accepts single file submissions by default, but your tutor may have set up the assignment area to allow for multiple files to be uploaded as a zip file. If you have any questions about the settings on a Turnitin assignment, please direct these to your tutor

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