Feature Comparison of e–submission methods in Blackboard

Feature TurnItIn UK in Blackboard Assignment Feature

Digital Dropbox

This feature was removed with the introduction of Blackboard 9.1

Detects for similar text Yes – Originality reports may be collected by the instructor through Blackboard or through the TurnItIn service directly. Students may view originality reports if instructor has enabled this feature. No
Assessment specific Yes Yes
Size limit for student submissions 20 Megabytes None, but we do not recommend that students try to upload files larger than 35MB from off campus.
Filetype limit for student submissions None.  Only certain filetypes (text based) can be checked for plagiarism. None
Usable by all course instructors Yes Yes
Send feedback / files back to student Yes- feedback can be left using the integrated ‘GradeMark’ online marking feature. Yes – comments and files
Gradebook integration Yes – creates new column in Blackboard gradebook for each assignment Yes – creates new column in Blackboard gradebook for each assignment
Email Notification (Submission Receipt) Yes – Students are sent an email of the receipt they see on screen during the submission process No
Batch download of student submissions Yes – may select any number of submissions and download in one zip file, which contains each submission, prefixed by first initial and surname. Yes – may select any number of submissions and download in one zip file, which contains each submission, prefixed by iSolutions username.
Append usernames / assignment title to filenames of student submissions No Yes – when using batch download feature
Attach criteria to assignment item in Blackboard Yes – criteria / rubric can be added in GradeMark, but must be setup in the GradeMark rubric manager first. Yes, attach files or enter text into text box