Student submissions and the Feedback Studio

The following article covers the process of accessing student assignment submissions to a Turnitin dropbox and the basics of using Turnitin Feedback Studio.

Overview of the Turnitin process

Accessing individual student work through Turnitin is accomplished in Feedback Studio.

Feedback Studio allows you to

  1. Check for Similarity
    Analyse text-matching to check for evidence of potential student academic integrity breaches.
  2. Give Meaningful Feedback
    Provide voice comments, QuickMarks and other feedback to students about their work 
  3. Standardise Grading
    Use Turnitin rubrics to provide valid and reliable grading of student assessments.

Feedback Studio App

Feedback Studio is available for iOS tablet devices. Why not give it a try if you have an iPad?

Accessing Feedback Studio

The video below walks through the process of finding student submissions and accessing the Turnitin Feedback Studio. 

Needs Grading

The Blackboard Grade Center provides a 'needs grading' notification of submitted student work which will alert you to work students have submitted through a Turnitin assignment dropbox. This can be found under the Site Management > Needs Grading menu.

Checking if students have viewed their feedback

Within the Turnitin assignment portal, after you release the results you can see if students have viewed their feedback under the 'response' section. A tick indicates the feedback studio has been viewed by a student, the dot indicates it has not.

Using Feedback Studio

The following articles provide information on functionality within the Feedback studio.

Removing a Student Submission

Although it is recommended to allow submissions after the due date, if a student has an extension and has already submitted a draft assessment piece to the Turnitin portal, they will be unable to submit their final works for their new due date. If a student with special consideration would like to resubmit after the due date, you will need to manually delete their previous submission.

To do this, go to the Turnitin assignment inbox, select the student, and then choose delete. 

Note, that it is recommended to choose Remove From Inbox, this way the submission will still be recorded within the Turnitin system. Selecting this option will produce the following warning:

The student will now be able to resubmit their final work. Alternatively, you can set up a submission portal that is exclusively for drafts, and have a separate submission portal for the final assessment piece. For details on draft portals, see How to set up Turnitin assignments

(Please note - it's better to refer to the Online version rather than export, as it's always up to date)