Adding grades & feedback

Grading files

Similarity reports

Once students have submitted their work via Turnitin, they will receive a similarity report. The highlighted text within a student's paper matches text from a different resource or another student's paper. Some extracts can be highlighted as suspected matches, but they can be correct because they are properly referenced material.

Other features:

  • filters to remove all properly quoted materials from the report. In the right-hand set of 'red' icons, click on the 'funnel' icon (Filters and Settings) and select 'Exclude Quotes'. Turnitin recognises the major referencing styles.
  • exclude bibliography' to remove a properly titled reference list or bibliography list that Turnitin officially recognises.

The Turnitin system only matches text. The decision whether there is some type of misconduct or not remains an academic decision. Discuss this with the Student Registry team at