How do I create and manage revisions or drafts for assignments in Turnitin?

Situation:  Sometimes instructors would like to leave comments on successive drafts for an assignment with the ability to see the comments from a previous draft.  These assignments are used with revisions to documents as students move through the writing process. 

Question:  How do I allow students to submit multiple drafts of the paper/assignment without their being flagged as plagiarized? 

Two Possible Solutions:  Note that both solutions require modifications in Tutnitin’s Optional Settings.

  1.  Allow students to resubmit to the same assignment.  That way, the submitted papers are not compared against each other. However, resubmissions overwrite previous ones. 

To have work not identified as plagiarized but overwrite any previous submissions, create a Final Assignment Folder: 

a.  Under the Turnitin tab, Click More Options–>Optional Settings.

b.  Under Submission Settings, select Standard Paper Repository.

c.  Under Similarity Reports, select Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until due date). 

 2.  Create different assignments to retain the draft/revision progression.  Create one assignment for the rough draft (or two or three assignments for the rough drafts, depending on how many drafts you assign as part of the process) and one assignment for the final.  Then, don’t have students submit the draft(s) to the repository, only the final version. 

To have work not identified as self-plagiarized and keep submissions, create a Drafts assignment(s):

 a.  Unde rthe Turnitin tab, ensure that Originality Reports are selected. 

b.  Click More Options–>Optional Settings.

 c.  Under Submission Settings, select Do not store the submitted . . .  

d.  Under Similarity Reports, select Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit). 

e.  Then, create a Final Assignment Folder.

f.  Under the Turitin tab, click More Options–>Optional Settings.

 g. Under Submission Settings, select Standard Paper Repository .

h.  Under Similarity Reports, select Generate reports immediately (students cannot resubmit). 

 

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