Assessment Dropbox

Consolidating all aspects of assessment and submission online.

Accessing an Originality Report with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin Feedback Studio enables you to scan student submissions against an extensive database of journals, student papers and online sources to identify potential cases of plagiarism. You can view the Originality Reports within VU Collaborate, which highlight matched areas, showing percentage breakdowns and direct links to identified sources.

Here are the steps to access an orginality report with Turnitin Feedback Studio:

Step One: Access Assessment Dropbox Tool


1. Access student submissions by selecting Assessment Dropbox from the Assessments menu.

 Assessment dropbox highlighted


Step Two: Select Assessment


1. Select the assessment dropbox folder you wish to view by clicking on the assessment name link.

Assessment category selection highlighted 

2. You will know if your assessment dropbox is Turnitin enabled if you see a binoculars icon Step02 02 binoculars  next to the folder name.

Note: To enable Turnitin Feedback Studio for an assessment dropbox folder, please view step 2 of the Creating an Assessment Dropbox guide.

Turniton enabled when binocular image showing 


Step Three: Find Student Submission


1. Find the student you wish to view the Originality Report for.  When a report is available, the status displays a percentage rating which indicates the level of matching content.


Dropbox Turnitin scores

Note: If you see In-Progress in the report column, this indicates the assessment is currently being processed by Turnitin. Click refresh after 5 to 25 minutes so the percentage from the Originality Report appears.  If a report fails to generate after half an hour, please contact the ITS Service Desk.

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Step Four: Open Originality Report


There are a few ways to access the Originality report.  This section will show the two most commonly used.

Method 1. Easiest when there is only one file and you only want to check the originality report.

Click the coloured box beside the percentage rating to view the Originality Report.

Coloured box enables report to be viewed 


Method 2.  Best when there is more than one file for a submission and/or you are going to mark the assessment in Turnitin Feedback Studio.

Click on "Evaluate Submission" and then the dropdown arrow next to the file you wish to view.


Evaluate submission dropdown box


4.1 Accept User Agreement

1. You may be prompted to accept the Turnitin User Agreement. If so, click on I Agree -- Continue.

Image of user agreement 

4.2 View Originality Report

1. The Originality Report is comprised of two main panes. The right pane lists all of the matching sources, including the percentage of text that matches and a link to the online content. The left pane displays the submission text using coloured highlights to draw attention to the matching content. See the Reading an Originality Report guide to learn more about interpreting Originality Reports.


Originality report full view