How do I check Turnitin Originality Reports?

Depending on when Originality Reports have been set to be generated (i.e. as soon as they submit their work to a Turnitin Assignment, or only on the due date for the Turnitin Assignment), students will be be able to see their own report and use them as a source of feedback to improve their academic writing and referencing. However, they often need guidance from tutors in understanding what the reports mean and how they can be used to improve their original work.

You may wish to view our guidance on interpreting originality reports for staff. You can view the Originality Reports generated for your students by following these steps:
 
Step 1: Expand the Site Tools section of the Control Panel.
 
Step 2: Click TurnitinUK Assignments.
 
Step 3: Find the name of the Turnitin Assignment you want to see Originality Reports for and click View. In the Report column you should see a percentage score (or Similarity Index) for each student. This indicates the overall percentage of text matched (a higher percentage means more text matched sources in the database) in that student's submission. Reports may not be generated for some time after a student has submitted, depending on how many people are using the service.

Step 4: To view the full Originality Report click on the percentage score (Similarity Index).

Further information

There are videos for students on how to upload to Turnitin and how to access and interpret Originality Reports.

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