Turnitin - Plagiarism & Grademark

NOT Mobile Supported'Turnitin' is software that has been integrated with CloudDeakin to detect text in assignment submissions that may not be original.


Turnitin generates an 'originality report' that sets out the quantity and source of any text that is matched with other sources in the Turnitin database. Text submitted to Turnitin is checked against:

  • about six billion websites - both current and archived versions
  • academic journals
  • many 'online classic' texts and some textbooks
  • papers submitted by other students anywhere in the world where Turnitin submission has been used - including submissions from previous semesters.

Create a Turnitin Assignment

  1. Click on Assessment and then click on Assignments link in the Navbar.
  2. Click New Assignment Folder. Enter the Name for the assignment.
  3. Ensure that the Enable Plagiarism Detection for this Assignment checkbox is ticked.
  4. Choose the Folder Type as being either Individual assignment submission or group submission.
  5. Choose a Category for the assignment from the dropdown menu (if needed).
  6. Select a Grade Item for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed. (See Grades for more information)
  7. Enter the assignment score under the Out of textbox.
  8. Under the Student View Preview, select how you would like your students to view their grade once released. You've four options: points grade, weighted grade, grade scheme symbol and grade scheme colour.
  9. Add Rubric for the assignment from the dropdown menu if needed. (See Rubrics for more information)
  10. Add any Custom Instructions that you wish to provide to students.
  11. Under the Plagiarism Detection Options, ensure that the Allow submitters to see Originality Reports checkbox is ticked.
  12. Choose a date when online markup should be available to students.
  13. To meet Deakin Policy, ensure that the Allow other files to be checked against this submission checkbox is not ticked.
  14. Click Save.
  15. Click the Restrictions tab.
  16. Select the appropriate Availability:
    • Has Start Date: use this option if you do not want students to access a folder before the specified date.
    • Has Due Date: use this option to set the actual due date of the assignment.
    • Has End Date: use this option if you want to stop students from submitting assignments after a due date.
  17. Click Save and Close.

View an originality report (Unit Chair)

  1. Click on Assessment and then click on Assignments link in the Navbar.
  2. Click on the title of the folder that you wish to view.
  3. While the assignment is being processed, the words in-progress will be displayed. When the files have been processed, an image with a plagiarism % will appear next to each submitted assignment.
    Dropbox Plagiarism
  4. Click on the coloured square to load the Originality Report.
  5. A webpage will open requesting that users agree to the Turnitin Terms of Reference.
  6. A Getting Started screen appears. Click Close.
  7. The Originality Report will be generated and displayed within 24 hours. The sections of text marked in red are the bits the program has deemed plagiarised.

Use Grademark in Turnitin

Using GradeMark Online Grading

As a teaching staff you can easily overlay Originality Report feedback with GradeMark for more comprehensive feedback.

Using QuickMark Manager in GradeMark

Save time and provide better feedback by quickly dragging standard or custom marks and comments directly on the students work.

Adding Voice Comments in GradeMark

You can guide students with personalised audio feedback that conveys your 'tone' and clarifies QuickMark comments.

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