Turnitin's Moodle Direct v2

Activities ::: mod_turnitintooltwo
Maintained by John McGettrick, Paul Dawson, David Winn
Turnitin's Moodle Direct v2 integration activity module is a standalone Moodle module with the aim of representing the full suite of Turnitin's features within the standard Moodle workflow. The module is an upgrade on the previous Turnitin plugin and is developed and maintained by Turnitin.
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Moodle Direct V2 is the latest version of the Moodle Direct integration for Turnitin. Moodle Direct V2 installs separately to the original Turnitin Moodle Direct plugin within Moodle so that it can be used in parallel.

Key New Features

  • PeerMark - PeerMark is now integrated into the Turnitin Assignments and is accessible from the inbox for instructors and students.
  • Rubrics - Instructors can now attach their own rubrics to Turnitin Assignments and access the Rubric Manager, Students can also view any rubric that is attached to an assignment.
  • Quickmarks - An instructor's Quickmark manager (used within GradeMark) can now be accessed from within their Moodle environment.
  • More informative Inbox screen - An assignment inbox screen is now organised so that much more information is readily available and combined on to one screen.
  • Quick editing - Certain assignment details (e.g. dates and marks) can be edited quickly in the inbox without having to go to a specific edit screen.
  • Drag and drop submissions - Users can now submit via drag and drop. They will also be provided with an extract of their submission as proof that it has been submitted to Turnitin.
  • Class Migration Tool - Instructors and administrators can now recreate classes they have on Turnitin which may have existed in previous integrations or created through the Turnitin website.

Inherited features from v1

  • Multi-part Assignments - Each Turnitin Assignment may consist of up to 5 parts, parts can be configured to have start dates, due dates and post dates independent of one another.
  • Real Turnitin Users - The integration maps Moodle users to real Turnitin user accounts for both Instructors and Students, there is the option to disable student emails should an institution not wish to have students log in to Turnitin rather than Moodle.
  • GradeMark / Moodle Grade Book integration - Grades are synchronised between Turnitin's GradeMark and the Moodle grade book.
  • Anonymous Marking - Anonymous marking allows student names to be masked from instructors up until the post date.
  • Troubleshooting / Diagnostics - Diagnostic mode allows administrators to identify bugs and communication issues by enabling API call logs and displaying line numbers within error messages


This plugin is part of set Turnitin.


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  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 5:24 PM
    Hi Team, Thank you so much for the work that you do in maintaining this plugin! Do you have a release date for Moodle 3.9 version? Would the 3.8 download be suitable?
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 6:00 PM
    @Kristian - sorry for the delay in responding. We allow multiple instructors to access the submissions when they are still anonymous but only one grade can be applied.

    @Paula - we're currently testing 3.9 and seeing if there are any issues. Hopefully won't be too long
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 6:38 PM
    Many thanks @John We are busy testing our upgrade options - had planned to move to 3.8 (from 3.4+) but then they announced that 3.9 would be released so we are currently testing both and hope to move to 3.9 with the added features in the week of the 6th July but we use TII extensively so this may be a determining factor. Thanks once again - I will keep my eye open!
  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 11:14 PM
    Quick question regarding anonymous marking. Above it states UK only in parentheses. Does that mean it is only configurable on the turnitinuk.com API URL (provided it is included in the institutional license)?
  • Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 10:52 PM
    Hi @Fanahan Barry - Thanks for bringing that to our attention, that feature is now available globally so I've edited the description accordingly.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 9:44 PM
    Hi, a technical issue/suggestion... When similarity report settings are changed for an existing inbox, please could you get the 'Refresh' to properly query the existing submissions?
    Sometimes an Adminstrator/Teacher changes a setting for the similarity reports, but if there are any pre-deadline existing submissions there it doesn't query these and they get stuck in a kind of limbo so that only technical support can resolve.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 9:45 PM
    Is it possible to allow administrators to delete papers on the Turnitin portal without needing to email support each time?
    Obviously I realise why you don't want this capability to be widely distributed...
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 10:21 PM
    Hi Clare, this is not something that is available across the Turnitin platforms as there is a process that needs to be followed to remove submissions.
  • Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 5:41 AM
    The Submission Inbox lists all course participants even if they are not students (teachers, admin etc). Why does it do this when we only expect submissions from Students? I can't see a way to filter out the non-students or use groups.
  • Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 11:58 PM
    Hi Arifah, the plugin will list all users as students that are enrolled but who don't have the ability to grade.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 8:23 AM
    Thanks John - follow-up question, how to you give a participant the 'ability to grade'? - I assume because we are on the Submission inbox it isn't automatically a function the Teacher role.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 10:19 PM
    The Teacher role or 'editingteacher' by default should have the mod/turnitintooltwo:grade capability by default. If not, then go to Site Admin and Manage Roles and enable that capability on the relevant user role.
  • Mon, May 24, 2021, 9:36 PM
    can Turnitin be used with the mobile Moodle App? thanks
  • Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 7:59 PM
    Hi All,
    We have just upgraded to 2021060801 ‘mod_turnitintooltwo’ and found the ability for our support staff to upload on behalf of our student in extraordinary circumstances has been removed after the due date has passed. This was a very useful ability and looking if there is a way around this or if there was possibility to have this added in the next review of the plugin? i saw in the key features of the update v2021060801
    Submit button is no longer visible after the due date
    The submit button will no longer be shown to students who have already submitted to the assignment when the due date has passed. The current functionality will remain for users who have not already submitted.
    Is it this update that has also changed the non- student access to the submit option?

    Kind regards

    Nick Fenge
  • Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Hi Nick,
    I think this not being available for instructors was an unintentional regression. We've fixed this in our development version and intend to release the fix in our next release.
    Kind regards,
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