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How do I access old Turnitin assignments?

Since summer 2018 we have moved to version 2 of the Turnitin integration, which allows you to access Turnitin assignments from within Moodle. The older version (version 1) has been unsupported by Turnitin since the beginning of 2019 and it will be uninstalled from Moodle in June 2019. As a result of this removal, version 1 Turnitin assignments won’t be accessible from within Moodle. In practice this means that all links to Turnitin assignments in your Moodle courses, which were created before summer 2018, will disappear after June 2019. If you require access to older assignments, you can either migrate them to version 2 (anytime before June 2019) or access them anytime via the TurnitinUK website.

How do I migrate old assignments to version 2?

  1. Go to the course in Moodle.
  2. Click the link to the Turnitin assignment.
  3. Click Migrate Assignment.
The migration has been successfully completed after you see student submissions in the version 2 interface.

What do I do next?

I received a green ‘success’ message after migration

If, after the migration process is completed, you received the following message:

Your assignment has successfully migrated from Moodle Direct V1 to V2. The original V1 assignment has been removed.

then the migration has been successfully completed and the original version 1 assignment has been removed from Moodle. You can go to the course homepage, turn editing on and move the newly created version 2 assignment anywhere in the course.

I received a red ‘warning’ message after migration

If, after the migration process is completed, you received the following message:

Your assignment has successfully migrated from Moodle Direct V1 to V2. However, some grades failed to update in the grade book during migration. The original V1 assignment is available for you to check any conflicting grades. Please remove the V1 assignment once you’ve completed this check.

Warning: Failing to remove a migrated V1 assignment may cause grades to count twice towards the grade book total.

then the migration has been successfully completed, but the original version 1 assignment remains in the course. Going to the course homepage, you should see the migrated assignment at the top section of your course, while the version 1 assignment stays at its original location, becomes hidden from students and displays the message “Migration in progress…” (the migration has been completed despite this message).

Screenshot of the homepage of a Moodle course which shows the newly migrated Turnitin assignment at the top and the original assignment with explanation in two pink speech bubbles.
Figure 1. The newly created version 2 assignment appears at the top, while the original version 1 assignment stays at its original location and become hidden from students.

You can turn editing on and move the newly created version 2 assignment anywhere in the course. Do not delete the old version 1 assignment, as it will be removed with the Moodle plugin after June 2019.

Please note that you need to repeat the above process for all Turnitin assignments you wish to migrate to version 2. The migration will not be possible after June 2019, when the Moodle plugin will be removed.

How do I access assignments via TurnitinUK?

To access via the TurnitinUK website, you will need login credentials for Turnitinuk.com. If you’re logging to TurnitinUK for the very first time, you won’t have a password to log in with and you need to reset password to create one:

  1. Go to turnitinuk.com.
  2. Click Log in at the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click Click here next to ‘Forgot Password?’.
  4. Enter your Oxford Brookes email address (not the p number) and your last name.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Check your mailbox for an email from Turnitin with the ‘reset password’ link.
  7. Click the first link in the email.
  8. On the new page, enter a password (twice) that you will be using only for logging in to TurnitinUK website. Please note: the password must be at least six characters long and contain at least one letter and one number.
  9. On the next page, set your secret question and answer to help you retrieve a lost password in case you need it.
  10. Click Submit.

Once you are logged in to turnitinuk.com, select from the top right of the course list:

  1. All Classes, to reveal a list of both your old and current modules.
  2. Expired Classes, to reveal a list of only your old modules.
  3. Current Classes, to reveal a list of only your current modules.

Click on a title of a module to reveal its respective assignments.

Updated on June 25, 2019

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