How do I create a new Turnitin assignment in my course in TITANium?
You will learn how to add a Turnitin assignment to your course in TITANium using the External tool feature.
This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.
The advantages to using Turnitin over a regular TITANium Assignment have to do with checking for plagiarism, grammar, and using peer evaluation. Three features the Assignment tool does not have.
1. Enter your course in TITANium.
2. Click on the Gear icon.
3. Turn editing on.
The Gear menu reveals the following links: Edit settings, Turn editing on, Filters, Gradebook setup, Outcomes, Backup, Restore, Import, Recycle bin, Reset, and More...
4. Click on Add an activity or resource.
5. Select External tool from the Activities list.
6. Click on Add.
7. Type the Activity name.
8. Select Turnitin Assignment from the External tool type drop-down menu.
9. In the General section, click "Show more..." to see additional options.
Alert: Please leave the Privacy settings at their default settings; otherwise, Turnitin will not be able to communicate with the TITANium gradebook to add student grades.
10. Select the desired type of Launch container.
The following Launch container options are currently available:
Default - The Turnitin tool will display within your current web browser window, but without the surrounding TITANium course blocks.
Embed - The Turnitin tool will display within the frame of your TITANium course, meaning that the blocks will still display to the sides and and the course header will display above the turnitin tool.
Embed, without blocks - The Turnitin tool will display within your current web browser window with the course header, but without the surrounding blocks.
Existing window - The Turnitin tool will display within your current web browser window, but without the surrounding blocks and without the course header.
New window - The Turnitin tool will display within a new web browser window (or tab), but without the surrounding blocks and without the course header.
Tip: Choosing Existing window will give you the most space on your web browser to work with the Turnitin tool. Choosing New window may cause the user's pop-up blocker to block the opening of the new window. Read this guide to learn how to adjust your pop-up settings.
In this guide, New window has been selected.
11. Type a point value in the Maximum points field.
100 points is the default value. Choose an integer between 0 and 100. Note that the Maximum points field here must match the Max Grade field in Step 14 below or you will get the wrong grade in the gradebook later. If you would like no grade for this assignment, select Grade type: None.
12. Click on Save and display at the bottom.
13. Click on Open in new window
This step is only necessary if you select New window for Launch container.
14. Click on the Settings tab.
15. Adjust the Maximum Grade , the Start date, the Due date, and Feedback release date.
Be sure to set the Max Grade field to be the same integer as you did in Step 11 above. The Start date must be before the Due date. Likewise, the Due date must be on or before the Feedback release date. The Feedback release date determines when students will see their grades and comments from within the Turnitin link.
However, due to the nature of the External tool, the grade that you enter in a Turnitin assignment will be posted to the students Grades as soon as you grade it.
16. Enable PeerMark if desired.
Read the guide on using PeerMark if you want to learn more about it.
17. Select Optional settings if desired.
Read this guide to learn how to use the Optional Settings.
The default Optional settings are fine for most Turnitin assignments. However, you may want to add a rubric or allow late submissions or allow students to view the Originality Report. In those cases, you can then click on Optional settings.
18. Click on Submit when you are finished.
19. Settings saved is displayed.
20. A grade column in the Grader report has been created.
You have now learned how to add a basic Turnitin assignment to your course in TITANium.