Enter a Score in Turnitin and Sync to D2L

There are a number of places you can enter scores into D2L and Turnitin, and they don't all talk together, or synchronize scores automatically. The following instructions presume that you want to enter a score in Turnitin, and synchronize it back to your D2L folder submission evaluation area.

You don't have to use the GradeMark tool, or enter scores in Turnitin at all. You may find that you only need to view the Turnitin report for specific cases, and would rather enter feedback into the D2L Assignment tool directly. Take a moment to understand your options, and decide what is useful to you and your students

Step-By-Step

Enter a Score in Turnitin
Synchronize Turnitin Score to D2L Assignments

Enter a Score in Turnitin

NOTE: Scores entered in the Turnitin site are not automatically sent to D2L. For instructions on how to synchronize scores from Turnitin to the assignment tool, see below. 

  1. From your D2L course, click on Activities and then Assignments from the navigation bar.

  2. Click on the assignment that you want to evaluate from the list. 
  3. Scroll down to the list of file submissions.
  4. In the Turnitin Similarity column, you should see a percentage next to a colored block for each submitted file.

  5. For the submission you want to grade, click on the colored block.
  6. The Turnitin report opens in a new tab.
  7. In the new tab, in the upper right corner, click on the OUT OF (#) area to enter a point value. Only whole numbers are accepted.

  8. Your score is automatically saved once you click out of the score box, or hit enter on your keyboard.

NOTE: Turnitin will only accept whole numbers, not decimal values. If you need to give partial points (e.g. 2.5 out of 5), you will need to enter this score manually into D2L.

Synchronize Turnitin Score to D2L Assignments

Scores entered into the Turnitin site are not automatically sent to D2L. You'll need to complete the following steps one student at a time.

  1. From your D2L course, click on Activities and then Assignments from the navigation bar.

  2. Click on the assignment folder that you want to assess.
  3. Scroll down to the list of file submissions.
  4. Click the Evaluate link to the right of a student's name.

    • If you have already entered scores, this link may say Published or Draft.
  5. Find the Turnitin Grademark section and click the two green arrows to the right of the Score if your Turnitin score does not show.

  6. Click the Use this score link to transfer the Turnitin score to D2L.

  7. In the right-hand column, scroll down to the Evaluation section. You should see a value in the Score box.

  8. Scroll down, and Click Publish or Save as Draft to save your score.
  9. Use the Previous Student or Next Student arrows to evaluate the next student.
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