Turnitin for Staff

Official Turnitin LogoAs a member of staff, there are several things you may need to know how to do using Turnitin. The way that you use Turnitin may be different depending on which faculty you are in.  There are, however, several key areas of Turnitin that you may need to know about in order to successfully use Turnitin: managing assignments, similarity reports, and grademark (on PC and iPad).  We have individual pages covering each of these main sections.  Each page has a list of step-by-step guides which explain how to use each aspect of Turnitin.  We have tried to provide step-by-step guides for the most common things you may need to do in Turnitin, but the list is not exhaustive.

Do not open Turnitin in multiple tabs or browser windows. Only use one browser tab to interact with Turnitin.

New GradeMark Interface

‘Feedback Studio’ – The interface for Turnitin’s GradeMark online marking tool and originality / similarity reports is known as ‘Feedback Studio’.  Anyone using Turnitin through Blackboard will see this interface automatically.

Click the link above for further information on this interface, or click through our step by step guides in the sections below.

We recommend that users who are due to mark during Semester 1 read through the online guides in advance of any marking periods to familiarise themselves with the new interface.

If you have any queries about the feedback studio interface, please raise a call with Serviceline@soton.ac.uk

Managing Assignments

Managing Assignments – Assignments are the most fundamental part of Turnitin, allowing students to submit their work online.  This set of guides covers various aspects of managing your Turnitin assignments.

Similarity Reports – ‘Similarity reports’ are one of the main features of Turnitin.  Turnitin is able to scan for similarity on text based filetypes.  This set of guides covers how to work with originality reports.

GradeMark / Feedback Studio

** Note that the guides below may refer to either GradeMark or Feedback Studio (the name of the redesigned GradeMark interface) **

Feedback Studio for PC / Mac – Turnitin has an online marking feature known as Feedback Studio.  The PC interface allows you to mark online using your PC and a web browser. This set of guides explains how to use Feedback Studio on a PC, as well as things to consider when using this feature.

Feedback Studio for iPad – The Feedback Studio online marking tool is available as an iOS app as well as on a standard computer.  This set of guides explains how to use Feedback Studio on your iPad, as well as covering some important things to consider when marking using  the Feedback Studio app.

Rubrics and grading forms – This set of guides explains how to use rubrics and grading forms in Turnitin and Feedback Studio.


External Help – Whilst we do our best to create step-by-step guides to the most commonly used features within Turnitin, we do not have an exhaustive list of guides. If you’re looking for help on a particular feature but you can’t find it listed in our guides, then you may be able to find more information on some of the external pages listed here.