Turnitin: Viewing Student Turnitin Reports
Instructors can choose to make Turnitin reports available to students. If this is enabled, this guide will walk you through how to access those reports.
Accessing Reports1. Enter the Grades for the course of interest and go to the grade item with the originality score icon.
Note: Turnitin uses the color of the icon to distinguish originality levels.
2. Click on the colored Turnitin icon to launch the submission report.
In the document you will see sections of the submission highlighted which denote a similarity conflict with another source. The colors coordinate with the source that the match occurred with.
On the right side of the screen, the task bar includes additional functionality to give you a more detailed report.
The first tab on the task bar is the Active Layers. You can choose to show and hide the Similarity or Grading layers in the document.
The second tab will show the feedback that your instructor has left on the assignment.
The Match Overview will show the percent match that your submission had to other sources. Below the overall percentage is a break down by the type of source, either student papers or internet sources. By clicking on the source, it will show the source text and highlight the section that matched. The tab in the task bar will show the percent match as the icon.
The All Sources tab will show you each of the sources that were similar with you paper and the percent match that it had. By clicking on the source, it will show the source text and highlight the section that matched.
Filter and Settings
The Filter and Settings allows you to adjust the report to best fit your needs. The available filters include excluding quotes on sources, excluding bibliography on sources, and excluding sources that meet certain criteria set by you including number of words or percent match. The default in this section is to not exclude sources by size. The setting option available is to turn off the multi-color highlighting in the submission.
Turnitin allows you to download the document you submitted. When you select the download icon, a window will appear with options for downloading the document.
- Current View will download the document as a pdf that includes the Turnitin highlighting.
- Digital Receipt will download a pdf with document info including author, title, size, word and character count, and submission id and date.
- Originally Submitted File will download the original file that you submitted in what ever format you submitted it in. It may take a moment to prepare the document for download.
Clicking the Submission Information icon will open the Submission Details window. This includes the document info including submission id and date, file title, file size, character count, word count, and page count.