TurnItIn – Enable TurnItIn on a Assignment Folder


This article briefly covers the steps to enable TurnItIn (TII) to the Assignments in a course.

Complete the following steps to enable TurnItIn [TII] to the Assignments in your course.

  • From theAssignment tool locate the Assignment folder that needs TII enabled.
  • Click the action triangle to the right of the Assignment folder title>Choose Edit Submission Folder.

Click the Turnitin Tab>Choose Enable GradeMark® for this folder checkbox>Choose Enable Originality Check® for this folder checkbox

NOTE: If you receive an error: Unable to create Turnitin assignment, you will need to do the following extra steps


Click the Properties Tab>Scroll down to the Instructions window>Select All, CTRL+A, of the instructions>Cut, CTRL+X, remove the instructions from the window>Click Save
you will need to copy the instructions back into the Instructions window upon TII configuration completion.


Next Click the Turnitin Tab>Click the Enable Turnitin for this folder checkbox>In the Frequency area, Click the Automatic originality checking on all submissions radio button>Under Originality Check and Display, check “Allow learners to see Turnitin® similarity scores in their submission folder

In the GradeMark section set the GradeMark Available to Learners date so students are able to review the Originality report and Grademark info.


Click the More Options in Turnitin button>Click the Optional settings link, verify the Yes radio button is selected in the Allow late submissions? section; in the Originality Report generation and resubmissions dropdown select Generate reports immediate (resubmissions are allowed until due date); review all other optional settings and confirm the Yes radio button is selected in the Allow students to view Originality Reports? section; If desired, enable grammar check by clicking the Yes radio button>Click Submit.


Note: After clicking Save you may get a message to set the GradeMark Available Date as well. This date corresponds with the Assignment end date. Scroll down to the GradeMark Available to Learners section, set the day and time listed in the error>Click Save.

  • Once all of the TII settings are enabled>Click Save and Close
    Note: if you removed the Assignment instructions>Click the Propertiestab>Click inside of the Instructions Window and Paste, CTRL+V, the instructions back>Click Save and Close

Additional Errors:

If you are seeing an error stating that the Turnitin assignment could not be created. date_due -due date must be after start date. Go to the Assignment Restrictions tab>set the Start Date, Due Date, and End Date>Click Save. Click the Turnitin tab and continue the enable the TII process.

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