Q. Is there a way for me to run a paper that I have already received from a student through Turnitin? My students are required to turn in several papers but they choose the weeks, with varying due dates – is there a way to set up a Turnitin assignment that would work for my assignment schedule?
A. To check on a paper that you already have in digital form, you can set up a Turnitin assignment and then add to it an adaptive release rule where membership is limited to you, so students won’t see it. Visit Turnitin Assignment for instructions on setting up the assignment, and Blackboard’s video tutorial on Adaptive Release to learn how to set up an adaptive release rule.
If you would like to use Turnitin, but due dates will be different for each student, you could set up a series of assignments, organized by topic, with the due date for each one set as the last possible date for anyone to turn in the assignment (set the post date after due date). Students could turn in any of the assignments at any time before that final due date.