Turnitin Feedback Studio — January 1, 2017

Turnitin is the originality checking and plagiarism prevention service licensed by the University of Southern California. Turnitin offers a complete web-based service to manage the process of submitting, tracking, and grading papers electronically, providing better—and faster—feedback to students.

How Does It Work

Instructors and TAs launch Turnitin from within any Blackboard course. Students or instructors then submit papers to Turnitin via file upload or cut and paste. Turnitin’s proprietary software then compares the paper’s text to a vast database of 12+ billion pages of digital content (including archived internet content that is no longer available on the live web) as well as over 110 million papers in the student paper archive, and 80,000+ professional, academic and commercial journals and publications.

Why Use Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin has taken all of the feedback features, including Originality Check, GradeMark, QuickMarks, voice comments, rubrics, etc., and made them easier and more intuitive to use. With Turnitin Feedback Studio, we’re better supporting instructors and students in focusing on feedback that helps drive learning.

Turnitin Feedback Studio is a modern, responsive design that incorporates an intuitive user experience that brings together the grading, feedback, and similarity checking services in one view. They have also incorporated the contextual marking approach of their iPad app to allow educators to click anywhere on the paper and leave a comment, QuickMark Comment, or text comment at any time.

Creating A Turnitin Assignment – You create a Turnitin assignment as you always have – nothing changes. Just go to a content area of a Blackboard course, click “Assessments” and select “Turnitin Assignment”.

Creating a Revision Assignment – Creating a “Revision Assignment” is identical in this version as well.

Switch Whenever You Like

Beginning January 1, 2017, you will be able to switch back to the old version of Turnitin, see below:

Or click the “new version link” to return to Turnitin Feedback Studio, see below:


Beginning July 1, 2017 you will no longer be permitted to switch back to the “old” version. Turnitin Feedback Studio, will be the only version of Turnitin available for use.

You Switched Versions- Now What?

If you switched to the new version, but need help with learning the interface, begin here:

Need Help?

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Schedule a callback from Blackboard Support: https://uscbbhelp.youcanbook.me/
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a reques to blackboard@usc.edu to learn how to leverage Blackboard in your classroom.