Accessing the Turnitin App

The Turnitin GradeMark app for iPad allows you to access and mark Turnitin submissions using an iPad.  This guide explains how to access the app on your iPad and then add a Blackboard course (‘class’) to view and mark submissions.

Locate Turnitin App

Locate Turnitin App

1. Locate and tap the Turnitin icon on your iPad home screen to open the app.

Note that before doing this you should have configured your app to use the TurnitinUK service specifically. A guide on how to do this can be found in the top right corner of this page under What’s related.

Click on Access Code

Click on Access Code

2.  Tap on Access Code.

Enter Access Code

Enter Access Code

3. Enter the Access Code for the course you wish to view in the app. You can generate an access code by logging into a browser and accessing Turnitin in the standard way. There is a guide on how to do this under ‘What’s related’ in the top right of this page.

4. Tap Add.

Set Passcode

Set Passcode

5.  When you first access the Turnitin app you will be required to set a passcode.  This passcode is a security feature which you must enter whenever you use the app.  If you’ve not setup a passcode already, you will be required to choose one.  Enter a 4 digit number which you will remember, but try not to pick obvious combinations such as 1111, 1234, 9999, etc.

Re-enter Passcode

Re-enter Passcode

6.  If this you are setting up a new passcode, you must re-enter your selected passcode in order to confirm your selection.  Make sure you enter the same number as in the previous screen.

Accounts

Accounts

7.  On the left hand side of the app you should see University of Southampton listed.  Tap on this to see a list of classes which you’ve added.

Enter Class

Enter Class

8.  On the left hand side you will see a list of any Blackboard courses you have added using an access code.  Tap on the name of the course for which you want to view / mark assignments.

Enter Assignment

Enter Assignment

9.  On the left hand side you will see a list of assignments on your chosen course.  Tap on the assignment for which you want to view / mark submissions.

Submission Summary

Submission Summary

10.  In the main viewing frame you should now see a list of submissions which have been made (or not) to the assignment you selected.  These will be broken down by ‘Ungraded’, ‘Graded’, and ‘Not Submitted’

Sync Submissions

Sync Submissions

11. Tap on one of the submissions. You should see a Sync Submissions message pop-up on screen.

12. Tap Sync Submissions.

Submissions Synced

Submissions Synced

13. All submissions should now be synced, meaning that they have been downloaded for access on the iPad app. You can now go offline with the app (for instance if you are travelling on a train without an Internet connection).

Note that you will see any score that has already been entered (left hand side) for each submission (or a pencil icon in the event that no score has been entered).  You can also see (right hand side) the percentage for each paper’s originality score.