TurnItIn - Advanced Originality Report/Feedback Studio Tutorial

NOTE: Some features of this article may not apply to the version of Feedback Studio you are using.

Access Feedback Studio or the Originality Report

Step 1: In order to access Feedback Studio or the Originality Report, you must click the percentage (in the case below, 28%, under the column “Similarity”.

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Step 2: After you have clicked on this, you should see the paper, and a small menu to the right of the screen, click the “Layers” button, that looks like stacked paper below.


Layers Image

Step 3: Once you click the “Layers” button, as shown above, you will see the menu expand to show several options. Among these are Grading, Similarity, and e-rater:

  • Grading: Grading shows all of the things that are labeled in blue, on the submitted paper. We will go into further detail on this tab later.
  • Similarity: Shows everything labeled red on the submitted paper.
  • e-rater: This is basically a quick grading layer, and needs to be activated by click on the purple ETS button.


The Grading Layer

Part 1: QuickMarks Layers Image

In order to access QuickMarks, click the Checkmark in blue.

This will allow you to markup a student’s paper by clicking on the paper where you need to make a QuickMark. On the right, you can see some commonly used QuickMarks. You can also create your own.


Part 2: Feedback Summary Layers Image

This are allows you to record and discuss your markups in a recording the student can view and listen to. It is limited to 3:00, and you access the recording feature and your recordings/comments by clicking on the second blue tab.


Part 3: Rubric/Grading Layers Image

To access this, click the stack of boxes, or the third box in blue.

This tab allows you to view any attached rubric on the assignment, which can help in easing the grading process, and keep consistency across students.


The Originality Layer

Part 1: PlagiarismLayers Image

Clicking on the first red tab, or the red number, will allow you to see the Match Overview.

This shows where any plagiarism has been found, and gives the source for review should you wish to review it.

A number between 5% and 15% is relatively normal. Anything above 15% should be looked into, as it definitely means there are portions of the paper taken from other sources. 


Part 2: All Sources Layers Image

Clicking on the second red tab, will show every single source that any portion of the paper is taken from.

This allows you to more precisely critique any possible plagiarism. There will most likely be some discrepancies in this, based on Turnitin picking up certain commonly used words or phrases.


Part 3: Filters and SettingsLayers Image

Clicking the third red tab will pull up Filters and Settings.

This will allow you to exclude words, quotes, bibliographies, or any sources LESS than a certain percentage. This will also allow you to enable multi-color highlighting to differentiate sources.


Part 4: Excluded Sources 

Clicking the last tab will pull up excluded sources.

This will allow you to exclude certain sources, based on whether you determine they need to be excluded or not.


The e-rater Results

The E-Rater section, accessed by clicking the purple “ETS” button, will show the results for all of the grammar and spelling checks that Turnitin detected inside the paper.Layers Image

This will show suggestions, and is basically a quick “QuickMark” function.







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