Student wants to resubmit
Instructors are given the option to delete a submitted paper from an assignment. Doing so will allow the student to make a new submission to that assignment as long as the due date and time has not passed (unless “late submissions” has been allowed in your assignment settings). Simply deleting a paper from an assignment will never delete the paper from the Turnitin database. The student must make a new submission to that same assignment, which will then completely overwrite the previous submission. You can delete a student paper from your assignment inbox by following the steps below:
Sign into your Turnitin Instructor account.
Click on the class name.
Click on “view” for the assignment in question.
Click on the check box to the left of each submission you want to delete.
Click on the “delete” button located toward the top right of the screen.
Confirm you wish to delete the paper(s).
The paper(s) deleted will be removed from your inbox but will remain in the Turnitin database. The student should be able to resubmit to the assignment.”
So you are still left with the solution of contacting Dr. Holz, who will need to write to Turnitin to remove the paper from the database. I am sorry we couldn’t get this resolved some other way.
TA has submitted a student’s paper in TA’s name and there is a 100% self-match when student submits the same paper. Turnitin’s solution:
If the student submits their work and you believe there is an innocent/self match. Instructors do have the ability to exclude the match.
Removing a source from an Originality Report will “recalculate” the similarity index without consideration to the removed source in question. This feature is used for many reasons, but is often used when a paper has been submitted twice or more to Turnitin, and the Originality Report is reporting a high match (eg. 100%) to a previous submission. Removing a source from an Originality Report may provide a more clear similarity index (percentage).
To view your Originality Report and remove a source from within the Document Viewer (Turnitin2) interface using the “Match Overview” method, please do the following:
- Sign into your account.
- Click on the class your assignment is in.
- Click on “view” next to the correct assignment.
- Click on the Originality Report icon (colored square containing a percentage) for the submission.
- Hover over the match you want excluded, and click on the “right arrow” that appears (>) to enter “Match Breakdown*” mode.
- Click the “Exclude Sources” button.
- Click on the check-boxes next to the sources you want to exclude.
- Click the red “exclude” button at the bottom of the page.
*Note: Our system uses an advanced algorithm to find the “best” sources that match text within student papers, which we call the “Match Overview” mode in the Originality Report. The “Match Breakdown” mode shows a breakdown of the sources found in the match overview mode. Therefore, “Match Breakdown” reveals any additional sources that overlap the same matching content contained within a selected “Match Overview” source.
To re-include excluded sources:
- Click on the “View/Edit excluded sources”button to the bottom right of the screen (looks like a circle with a line through it).
- Click on the check-box next to the source you’d like to re-include (or the “restore all” button).
- Click the “restore-selected” button.