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Creating a Moodle Assignment using the Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin

What is the Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin?

We have integrated the Turnitin Plagiarism plugin with Moodle assignments. This means it is now possible to see similarity reports within a Moodle assignment and still use the Moodle assignment features such as the ability to grade offline, upload feedback, and to use the group submission function, which are currently not possible within a Turnitin assignment.

When setting up a Moodle assignment, you will see a section called Turnitin plagiarism plugin Settings. This setting will allow you to enable similarity reports within a Moodle assignment.

Turnitin Plugin for Moodle Assignment setting


If you are using this plugin in a Moodle assignment, you must mark using the Moodle assignment grading tools and not use the marking features within the Turnitin Feedback Studio. If you want to use Turnitin’s marking features, you should set up a Turnitin Assignment instead. The reason for this is that in some situations (group submission, overwriting grades and displaying summary feedback), Turnitin’s Feedback Studio does not communicate well with the Moodle assignment and therefore should not be used, thus avoiding any overwriting of any marks etc.
The Turnitin plugin should only be used for you and your students to check their similarity reports.


Cyber security

Anonymous submissions – advise students to remove their personal information from their files

Tutors setting up Anonymous Moodle Assignments are asked to remind students that they need to remove their names from the personal information on their files before submitting.  Here is a link to a guide that can be shared with students:
Remove hidden data and personal information by inspecting documents, presentations, or workbooks


Please see our Moodle guides for more information:

Moodle Assignment: Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin

Setting up a Moodle Assignment

Anonymous marking: Moodle

Marking Workflow


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