Turnitin is the leading provider of text-matching software, designed to support students with their academic writing and assist in the detection of plagiarism. Turnitin is fully integrated into Blackboard and is the recommended method for student submissions of text based assignments.

Originality Check

A Similarity Report is generated following a comparison between the text of the submission against Turnitin’s database; this may include billions of pages of active and archived internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens of thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications. The similarity report will highlight any matching or highly similar text for the instructor to review.


GradeMark allows instructors to quickly grade and provide feedback on a student’s submissions. By highlighting text and adding comments within the body of a paper. Using QuickMarks to quickly add commonly used editing marks, corrections and creating custom QuickMark sets. Instructors can leave 3 minutes of voice comment along with a paragraph of general feedback. Rubric Scorecards and Grading Forms can be used to evaluate student work based on defined marking criteria.


PeerMark is the peer review assessment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. Instructors can decide whether reviews are anonymous or attributed, decide if students should be excluded from reviews, or pair students to assign students specific papers to review.

“How do I access Turnitin?”

Turnitin is accessed through the University’s Blackboard VLE. Instructors create submission points on their Blackboard sites for students to submit their work.

“Where can I get help with using Turnitin?”

EDEU provide workshops and training sessions on Turnitin. The sessions are advertised and booked through the Staff Organisational Development section on the University Portal.

EDEU have created a selection of help sheets and guides available below. Turnitin also have a comprehensive selection of help materials on their website.

Guides on Online Submission
Title PDF Word
Online Submission Guide for Staff OSGSTA1 OSGSTA1
Online Submission Guide for Students OSGSTU1 OSGSTU1
Guides for Staff
Title PDF Word
What is Turnitin HSTII1 HSTII1
Creating an Assignment HSTII2 HSTII2
Create an Assignment – Optional Settings HSTII2.1 HSTII2.1
Accessing Papers Submitted through Turnitin HSTII3 HSTII3
Submit an Assignment on Behalf of Students HSTII4 HSTII4
Assignment Inbox HSTII5 HSTII5
Originality Reports HSTII6 HSTII6
Download Papers HSTII7 HSTII7
Using the iPad App HSTII8 HSTII8
Using GradeMark to Provide Feedback HSTII9 HSTII9
Create a Custom QuickMark Set HSTII10 HSTII10
Interpreting an Originality Report HSTII11 HSTII11
Creating a Standard Rubric Scorecard HSTII12 HSTII12
Creating a Custom Rubric Scorecard HSTII13 HSTII13
Creating a Qualitative Rubric HSTII14 HSTII14
Importing and Exporting Rubrics HSTII15 HSTII15
Creating a PeerMark™ Assignment HSTTII16 HSTTII16
Guides for Students
Title PDF Word
Submitting an Assignment HSTIIST1 HSTIIST1
Interpreting your Originality Report HSTIIST2 HSTIIST2
Finding your Feedback HSTIIST3 HSTIIST3