TITANium Resource CenterTurnitin SetupHow do I create a new Turnitin assignment in my course in TITANium?

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.

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

Below is a sample course.

course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.

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...

Turn editing on link is selected.

4. Click on Add an activity or resource.

Add an activity or resource link is selected.

5. Select External tool from the Activities list.

External tool radio button is selected.

6. Click on Add.

Add button is selected.

7. Type the Activity name.

Activity name field is selected.

8. Select Turnitin Assignment from the External tool type drop-down menu.

Turnitin Assignment is selected.

9. In the General section, click "Show more..." to see additional options.

Show more... link is selected.

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. From the expanded section select the desired type of Launch container from the drop-down menu.

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.

Note: 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.

New window is 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.

Maximum points is set to 100.

12. Click on Save and display at the bottom.

Save and display button is selected.

13. Click on the Settings tab.

When the Turnitin web page opens, click on the Settings tab.

14. 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 assignment 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.

Maximum grade field is selected.

15. Do not allow submission of any file type.

allow submission of any file type is set to No.

If you want to receive an Originality Report, which is probably the main reason for even using Turnitin, then you need to select No for Allow submission of any type. This will then only allow files which Turnitin can analyze.

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.

16. Click on Submit when you are finished.

Submit button is selected.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to add a basic Turnitin assignment to your course in TITANium.