16 August 2013

Issue with Turnitin assignments

ITS has noticed last semester’s Turnitin Assignments appearing in the Semester 2 Blackboard courses.

Lecturers who are using the Turnitin system for Semester 2, 2013 are advised to check their Blackboard shells; if assignments from last Semester are appearing, they will need to follow these steps:

‘Hide’ the Turnitin links from the content area, rather than reusing them or deleting them. To ‘hide’ the Turnitin links, please execute the following:

a. Log in to your Blackboard 2013 Semester 2 course.

b. Select the relevant content area that contains last Semester’s Turnitin

assignment. Ensure the Edit mode is turned on.

c. Click the dropdown menu next to the Turnitin assignment, and select the

‘Adaptive Release’ option.

d. Set a date criteria for ‘Display until’ field to 01-07-2013 (or a past date and

time), and then click the ‘Submit’ button.


ITS recommends that Lectures who see last semester’s Turnitin Assignments appearing in the Semester 2 courses, DO NOT use “Roster Sync” feature.