Improving the quality of academic writing

Turnitin is software, which allows students to submit their work electronically and tutors to mark work on-screen. It has the ability to match text in the assignment to text online and in its extensive essay bank. At the University of Sheffield, Turnitin is used within a MOLE course. These pages show you how to use Turnitin and provide supporting information on various aspects of e-assessment. If you do not find what you need here, you can email us on TEL@sheffield.ac.uk

Electronic submission


Learn how to set up a new assignment, how students can submit their work and how to access the students' work and view a text-matching (originality) report.

Marking and feedback

Marking and Feedback

Learn how to mark on-screen (either computer or iPad) using GradeMark™ and give feedback in both written and audio format, saving time for the tutor and improving the clarity of the comments for students.

Peer Review

Peer Review

Assessing each other's work can be a very useful skill, in terms of having a clear understanding of the criteria and being able to provide sensitive and constructive feedback to peers. This section shows how a peer review assignment can be set up and managed.


Further Resources

Icons taken from 'The Noun Project' under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC by 3.0). InTray by Yaroslav Samoilov; Checkbox by Javier Sánchez; Question by Mister Pixel; Peer Review- Peer-Evaluation (Public Domain)