Turnitin for iPad App

Turnitin for iPad is an App that enables you to use Turnitin to grade student submissions on your iPad both on and offline.  It contains several tools that academic staff can use in grading and assessing work. These include: QuickMark comments, highlights with comments, bubble comments, inline comments, strike through text, voice comments, general comments and rubric grading. The Turnitin for iPad App is available as a free download in the Apple App Store.


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Accessing feedback via iPad

How to get the Turnitin App

Using the Turnitin for iPad App

View the originality report

Marking a paper withe the Turnitin for iPad App

Add a QM (QuickMark) comment

Add a highlighted QM comment

Add a bubble comment

Add an inline comment

Add a general comment

Add a grade

Work offline

Watch the video

Accessing feedback via iPad

Thanks to a recent update (Mar 18) you can now access feedback using the Turnitin app without needing a code.

To do this:

  1. Download the latest Turnitin app from the iOS store
  2. Go to the module and Turnitin assignment you wish to view
  3. Open the feedback studio
  4. Click on the submission information icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the toolbar
  5. Enter your email address and confirm, then press the ’email me’ button.
  6. Open the email in your iPad from Turnitin
  7. When you’re ready, click on ‘Add class’
  8. The app will automatically open the class

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How to get the Turnitin for iPad App

Once you have generated your unique 16 digit class code, you are ready to download and begin using the Turnitin for iPad app.

  1. Go to the App Store and search for the ‘Turnitin for iPad’ App
  2. To begin the download/install process, tap the ‘Open’ button
  3. When asked which Turnitin you use, you need to select Turnitin UK
  4. You will also be asked how you usually access Turnitin. For this question, you should select Integrated LMS (as you usually access Turnitin through LearningSpace – our Learning Management System)
  5. Before you can go any further, you will now need to enter your unique ‘class code’
  6. The final step in setting up the Turnitin App is to enter a 4 digit passcode. This will act as a password for the App so that no one else using your iPad can access your student assignments and grades etc on Turnitin

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Using the Turnitin for iPad App

When using the App to grade assignment submissions for the first time, you will need to be online in order to download submissions. The App will automatically download submitted papers in the background; so that you can then mark submissions offline (see the Mark Offline section for synchronisation information). This section will take you through the steps needed to access your student submissions and also how to access a fantastic interactive Turnitin for iPad tutorial.

  1. Tap the Turnitin icon on your iPad to launch the App
  2. You will be prompted to enter your 4 digit passcode – note: you will see your ‘account(s)’ in the background
  3. Once you have entered your passcode, the passcode box disappears
  1. To access student submissions the first step is to  tap ‘University of St Mark and St Jo…’  in the ‘Accounts’ pane
  2. Next you need to tap the module that has the submissions you want to access1.fw
  1. You will be taken to the Assignments pane which displays the name of the assignment, submission date and a progress bar that shows the number of submissions out of total expected and how many have been graded
  2. Tap the progress bar and then tap the right hand side of the screen to view submissions
  3. You will see that assignments are organised into three categories: ungraded, graded and not submitted2.fw
  4. Tap an assignment title in the ‘Ungraded’ section to open it. You are now ready to mark and grade the paper

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View the originality report

  • To view the originality report tap the originality report icon.fwicon
  • Then toggle the originality report to ‘On’
  • Matching text will be highlighted
  • Tap the originality percentage and then toggle originality report to ‘Off’ to hide the originality source matches

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Marking a paper with the Turnitin for iPad App

The comment and grading options when using the App are the same as in the regular Turnitin environment. This section will show you how to use the different comments when marking a student paper.

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Add a QM(QuickMark) comment

  • Tap on the paper to open up the comment options and then tap the QM icon QMark
  • Tap the comment you want to add and it will appear on the paper
  • To move the comment, tap and drag
  • To select a different QMSet, tap the change seticon and select a QM set from the list

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Add a highlighted QM comment

  • Tap and hold the text to highlight it. You will see that it highlights the line of text in blue
  • To reduce or extend the selection, simply tap and drag the ‘markers’
  • With the text selected, tap the QM icon, then tap a highlight colour to select it

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Add  a ‘bubble’ comment

  • Tap on the paper and then tap the ‘bubble comment’ icon  bubble comment
  • Enter your comment and then tap elsewhere on the paper to save
  • Follow instructions in section above to highlight a bubble comment

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Add an ‘inline’ comment

  • Tap on the paper and then tap the ‘text’ icon  inline comment
  • Enter your comment
  • Tap anywhere in the paper to save the comment
  • Tap and drag to move the comment

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Add a general comment

  • Tap the ‘pencil’ icon (top right corner)
  • Enter your feedback
  • Tap ‘Done’ to save

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Add a grade

  • Tap the ‘pencil’ icon (top right corner)
  • Tap the ‘Edit Grade’ button (to the left of the ‘general comments’ area)
  • Enter a grade
  • Tap outside the grade box to save

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Work offline

The ‘Turnitin for iPad’ App allows you to download papers that you can mark and grade either on or offline.  Whenever your iPad is connected to the Internet, any changes will be automatically synchronised with Turnitin every 5 minutes.   If you have been working offline and then connect to the Internet, there is also a ‘Synchronise Now’ option

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 Watch the video to see this in action

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Tracey Eaton

Digital Innovation Technologist

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