Q. I have created a Turnitin assignment, but when I go to the content area where I created the assignment and click on the View/Complete link, then on the dropdown list under “author,” I see that many of my students are not listed. However, if I view the student roster in the User Management area of the Control Panel under List/Modify Users, I find a complete and accurate list.
Why would several of my students not be listed as potential authors of a new Turnitin assignment? How can this be corrected, so that all the students may complete the assignment?
A. At first, your Turnitin roster will only show the names of students who have accessed Turnitin assignments. As your other students submit papers, their names and assignments will automatically be added to your Turnitin roster.
If you would like all student names to appear in the list immediately, go to the Control Panel and, in the Course Tools area, click on Turnitin Assignments, then click the View button for the assignment. There is a Roster Sync button in the upper right corner of the Inbox that will import a list of all students enrolled in the course.
This function can also be used later to remove students who are no longer enrolled in the course. All submissions for students removed by a Roster Sync will disappear from all Turnitin assignments in the course.
Warning: Students who are removed by the roster sync function must be re-added to the Blackboard course and the Roster Sync function must be used again to regain access to any submissions for the student.