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Learning Technology Team

Workflow 1a: Turnitin

Information for Staff

Releasing feedback and grades

Feedback and grades should be released to all students per assignment, four working weeks after the due date.

There are three actions required to ensure that grades are released as letter grades to all students. Please follow the step by step guidance below.

Check the Turnitin Post date is correct

It is important to ensure that the Turnitin Post date is set correctly. This setting governs when students are able to view their feedback within Turnitin Feedback Studio.

Ensure that Edit Mode is turned on in the NILE course with the submission point.

Edit mode switch in the ON position

Navigate to the Submit your work area and locate the Turnitin Assignment.

Using the contextual menu next to the assignment title, choose the Edit option.

Full menu options with Edit showing at the top of the menu

Make sure that the Post date is set correctly. If not, make any necessary changes and use the Submit button to commit them.

The Post date is the sixth input area of the main options form

Display letter grades

Check that the grade centre column is displaying letter grades, not scores. If it is displaying scores, set the correct grading schema with the following instructions.

Navigate to Course Management, Control panel, Grade centre, Full grade centre.

The full grade centre link is displayed when expanding the Grade Centre heading

The Grade Centre is a table, with students displayed along the rows and assignments down the columns.

To edit a column for the Turnitin assignment, select the contextual menu next to the title of the assignment column header and choose Edit column information.

Location of the edit column information option, which is the fourth option in the menu

Locate the Primary Display option and select either UnderGrad or PostGrad letter depending on the academic level of the module.

Dropdown list for primary display with UnderGrad Letter selected as an example

Use the Submit button to commit all changes.

The Blackboard Learn Submit button next to the Cancel button

Reveal the grade centre column

Prior to the release date, the grade centre column should have been hidden from students when you set up the assignment or graded activity. On the release date, the column will need to be shown to the students following the steps below.

Navigate to Course management, Control panel, Grade centre, Full grade centre.

The gull grade centre link is available when expanding the Grade Centre heading

The grade centre heading should be shown without any images or icons next to it.

The grade column heading with no image and therefore no alt text next to it, would indicate the column is visible to students.

If the column heading has an icon next to it with a cross through it, then the grades are not visible to students. The icon is described as "column is not visible to students" within the alt text

To quickly make a column visible to students, use the contextual menu next to the heading and choose 'Hide from students on/off' to toggle the visibility.

The hide from students on/off toggle is the seventh link in the contextual menu

Your students will now be able to view their feedback and grades. If you would like to see how the students access their feedback and grades, please follow the link at the end of this section to view the student guide.


Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form