Moodle: Activities & Resources: Create a Turnitin Assignment (Faculty)

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**PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the 2024 Spring Term (mid-May) the Turnitin Assignment 2 Moodle Activity will no longer be avaliable to add into courses. Turnitin Assignments will continue to work if imported, but we strongly advise recreating the assignments using the new integrated Turnitin plagiarism plugin found in the settings of Moodle's native Assignment, Workshop, Forum, and Quiz activities. See GROK 20591: Moodle Activity Settings: Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin Settings for more information.


The Turnitin Assignment 2 is one option for requiring students to submit work through the Turnitin Feedback Studio. For other Turnitin options in Moodle, see Turnitin Products Overview.

Create a Turnitin Assignment

  1. In your course, click on Create learning activity at the bottom of the section.

2. In either the All or Activities tab, select Turnitin Assignment 2.

Activity chooser with Turnitin Assignment 2 highlighted


3. Select settings for your assignment. For details about these settings, see Turnitin Settings in Detail.

4. Click Save and return to course to return to your course page. To continue setting up your assignment, click Save and display or reenter the assignment from your course page.

5. You can change any of the dates you previously set in this view. The Grades Available column shows the maximum grade for the assignment. When creating a Turnitin assignment, a grade item will automatically be created in the Gradebook. Be sure to go into the gradebook to ensure it is weighted properly and in the correct category if applicable.

changing the date fields in an assignment

NOTE: If you want to sync the assignment immediately with the Moodle gradebook, click Refresh Submissions.

turnitin refresh button above the submissions list



Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

Referenced from: Moodle and Turnitin

1/12/2024 2:27:06 PM