Update to Blackboard/Turnitin Integration
On Friday, June 4, 2021, we are updating the method used for connecting Blackboard to Turnitin. This update brings some user interface changes but the service retains the same features. The new connection method will allow for more seamless system updates in the future and offers an improved student submission process.
There is an issue with the display of the Turnitin icon in Blackboard courses. Rather than a Turnitin logo, users see a Blackboard "web link" icon for newly created assignments. There is no technical issue with the tool itself. ITS is working with the vendors for them to fix the icon display.
Information for Students
You will continue to make your submission from the content area in the course where your instructor has posted your assignment. Once you click on the assignment link, you'll see a new user interface for making the submission. Clicking on the assignment title or the question mark at the end will open the assignment details including the due date and any instructions provided by your instructor.
The submission process includes a step to "Upload and Review" after which you can "Preview" and "Submit to Turnitin." The user interface displays a large green check with a "Submission Complete!" message.
You will receive a digital receipt by email or you can download it from the assignment page.
Information for Instructors
Creating an assignment
The button for creating a Turnitin assignment has moved. Its new location is under "Build Content" in any content area where you'd like to create a Turnitin assignment.
The settings remain the same but are arranged differently on the screen with addition settings under the "Optional Settings" button.
Instructors will now access the Assignment Inbox through the same link that students use to make submissions. Following the link where you created the assignment will take you to the assignment inbox to manage submissions and launch the feedback studio.
You can also initiate grading from the Needs Grading area and the Full Grade Center. If you use these methods, you may find that Turnitin has taken over the full window and you may need to browse back to your course via http://blackboard.syracuse.edu. ITS has made Turnitin aware of this problem with hopes they provide an update to the tool that would keep
Viewing Past Assignments
Even though instructors can no longer create assignments using the old tool, you can still access previously created assignments and submissions by going to the Course Management area of the course menu and clicking on Course Tools and Turnitin Assignments. Students can still submit to previously-created assignments and they will still sync with the Blackboard grade center.