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View Submissions

View Similarity Score

To view Student Assignment Submissions and the Turnitin Similarity Score:

  1. On the navbar, select Assignments under the Assessments tab.
  2. Select the Assignment Submission Folder containing the submissions you wish to view.
  3. Click the black drop-down arrow to the right of the Assignment Submission Folder name and select View Submissions.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view a list of submissions.
  5. The Similarity score for each assignment will be shown in the Turnitin Similarity column. By clicking on the Turnitin Similarity score you will access the Turnitin Originality report.
  6. To grade the assignment using Turnitin GradeMark click on the Pencil icon to access the Turnitin Originality report.


View Similarity Score

Note: If the report is not ready you will see In Progress in the Turnitin Similarity column for that assignment.


The icons indicate the percentage of the similarity score and the corresponding color on a blue (0%) to red scale (100%).

Similarity Score Legend



View Student Submission and Originality Report

To view the student submission and originality report:

  1. If you want to open the Turnitin Originality report click on the Turnitin Similarity score.
  2. If you want to open the onQ Evaluate Submission window click Evaluate.

Evaluate Submission

  1. If you selected to open the onQ Evaluate Submission window you can access the Turnitin Originality report by clicking on the Turnitin Similarity

Open Feedback Studio

  1. The student submission will now open in Turnitin Feedback Studio and you will see the Originality Report.

View Originality Report

Grading Submissions

Enter Grade in Turnitin and Transfer to the Gradebook in onQ

 Note: The Assignment Submission Folder must have a grade item associated with it to enable the transfer of the grade in Turnitin GradeMark to the onQ Gradebook.

  1. To grade in Turnitin access the student submission by following the instructions to View Student Submission and Originality Report.
  2. The Originality Report should open in a new browser tab.  Once you have finished using the commenting tools in the paper you can enter a grade.

Feedback Studio opens in new browser tab

  1. The grade item is available in the Originality Report in the top right-hand corner.
Enter Grade in Feedback Studio
  1. Enter the grade by clicking the  _ _.  Turnitin Feedback Studio will auto-save the grade.

Grade entered in Feedback Studio

  1. The grade will also be sent to the onQ score in the Evaluate submissions window and saved as Draft by default.

  1. When you are ready to publish all grades go back to the Assignment Submissions. 
  2. To select ALL submissions to publish check the Select all rows
  3. Click on Publish Feedback. All Grademark feedback will now be released to students.

  1. Click Back to Folder Submissions to go to the next student submission to evaluate.


Inline Comments


  1. The in-context marking tool allows you to choose between all of the different marking types that Turnitin offers. Click anywhere on a paper to reveal the in-context marking tool, where you can then click on the relevant icon to leave a mark on the page.

Inline Context Marking Tool

  1. Inline comments allow you to leave text directly on top of your student's paper. From the in-context marking tool, choose the T icon and then begin typing your comment. The comment will automatically be saved.
Comment Tool


  1. To delete an inline comment, hover over the comment with your mouse and click the trash can icon that appears above the comment.

Delete Inline Comment

  1. If you accidentally remove a comment, you can undo this change by clicking Undo in the notification that appears upon deletion, located at the top of the paper. 
Delete Comment


  1.  By selecting a piece of text, you have the option to strike through a piece of text, instead of adding an inline comment. Choose the S icon to strike through.

Strikethrough Text


  1. A pop-up box will appear; this will show you further details relating to the source that your writing has been matched with.

Delete Strikethrough

  1. If you accidentally remove a comment, you will be able to undo the change by clicking Undo in the notification that appears upon deletion.

Undo Strikethrough


  1. Bubble comments can be left in two ways. You can leave a bubble comment by clicking directly on the page or by selecting a portion of text

a. Click directly on the paper, then select the speech bubble icon from the in-context marking tool to leave a bubble comment.

Add Bubble Comment

b. Alternatively, select a section of text, then select the speech bubble icon from the in-context marking tool. This will connect the bubble comment to your chosen text.

Connect bubble text to text selection

  1. With bubble comments, you can add text, convert text to hyperlinks, and apply simple formatting to your comment. Highlight the text you wish to format and use the formatting tool to bold, italicize, underline, or hyperlink.

Options for bubble text


If you've attached a rubric or grading form to your assignment, you can assign any of the criteria in your rubric or grading form to a bubble comment. The bubble comment will generally be linked to the theme or topic of the rubric criterion.

Note: The Assign Criterion option will only appear within your bubble comment options if a rubric or grading form is attached to the assignment you are marking. Learn how to attach a rubric or grading form here.

  1. Click the Assign Criterion button at the top of a bubble comment box. This will reveal a list of your rubric or grading form's criterion, from which you can choose to assign an individual criterion to the bubble comment.

Note: To remove the assigned criterion from the bubble comment, return to this step and click the selected criterion to remove it.

Assign a grading or rubric criterion to a bubble comment

  1. The Assign Criterion button will revert to the criterion name, confirming that it has been assigned to the bubble comment.

Viewing Criterion in bubble comment

  1. The bubble comment icon will be displayed with a rubric icon inside it.

    You can also view the bubble comments with assigned criterion in the rubric and grading form manager.

Rubric icon

View buble comments in grading and rubric manager


  1. For easy reuse in this assignment or other assignments, you can convert your bubble comment into a QuickMark. Click Convert to QuickMark from the bottom right-hand corner of the bubble comment box.

Convert Bubble comment to QuickMark

  1. A menu will appear within the bubble comment box. Here, you can set a title and assign the QuickMark to a specific set.


  1. Click the Save button to convert your bubble comment to a QuickMark.


  1. Your QuickMark title will now appear on the paper.

    a. If your QuickMark has a criterion assigned to it, the criterion icon will appear alongside the QuickMark title.

Note: To edit the description of the QuickMark, navigate to the QuickMark manager and edit it from within the set you have just assigned. 

QuickMark title

QuickMark title with criterion assigned


  1. To remove a bubble comment from the paper, click the blue bubble comment, and click the trash can icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the bubble comment box.

Delete Bubblemark

  1. If you accidentally remove a comment, you will be able to undo the change by clicking on the Undo notification that appears upon deletion.

Undo Comments


QuickMarks Comments



QuickMarks allow you to create a library of feedback that might be applicable, on multiple occasions, to multiple students, across multiple classes and assignments.

  1. You can add a QuickMark to both a selection of text or on the full paper.

a. To add a QuickMark to the full paper, click on the paper and select the QuickMark icon from the in-context marking tool. This will allow you to choose a QuickMark to leave on the paper.


b. To add a QuickMark to a selection of text, highlight the section of text you would like to associate the QuickMark with, and click the QuickMark icon from the in-context marking tool. This appears as a tick inside a rectangular box.

Add QuickMark to text selection

  1.  By clicking the set title at the top of the QuickMark box, this will reveal a dropdown list, allowing you to change the active library.

Change QuickMark active library

  1. Click any of the QuickMarks within the library to leave that particular QuickMark on the paper.

Click QuickMark to add to paper

  1. To leave a comment alongside your QuickMark, click your QuickMark title from the paper. Scroll to the bottom of the QuickMark information and click in the Add comment field to begin typing.
  2. Click anywhere outside of the comment field to save your comment.

Leave comment alongside QuickMark

  1. A comment left alongside a QuickMark is identifiable by a speech bubble alongside the QuickMark title.

QuickMark comment is identifiable by the bubble


You are also able to add QuickMarks by using the side panel. One of the most useful features that is accessible by adding QuickMarks via the side panel is the ability to search through all the QuickMarks currently attached to the account.

  1. Open the QuickMark side panel by selecting the the QuickMark icon in the navigation bar.

QuickMark in navigation sidebar

  1.  The current QuickMark set will be displayed in the side panel. You can use the search box to find a specific QuickMark.

Note : The search will look at both the title and the body of the QuickMark.

Current QuickMark set


  1. Click the QuickMark to open the QuickMark.
  2. Click the trash can icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the QuickMark box.

Delete QuickMark

  1. A banner confirming your deletion will appear at the top of your paper. If you change your mind, just click Undo from the banner to reinstate your QuickMark.

Delete comment

Providing Feedback on Submissions

Feedback Summary including Text and Voice Comments  

Text and voice comments can be accessed from the Feedback Summary side panel. This side panel allows you to provide overall feedback on a paper.

Text Comments



  1. You can leave a text comment by navigating to the Feedback Summary side panel.

Feedback Summary

  1. To leave a text comment, simply click in the text box provided, and begin typing.

Edit Text

  1. (optional) To delete a comment, click the trash can icon in the top right-hand corner of the Text Comment.

Note: Your comment will automatically save, so you don't have to worry about being timed out.

Text Comment



  1. You can leave a voice comment by navigating to the Feedback Summary side panel.

Feedback Summary


  1. A voice comment can be up to three minutes long. Click the record button (the leftmost button) to start recording.

Note: You may have to authorize the use of your computer's microphone before you can begin recording.

Voice Comment

  1. During recording, the record button will change to a pause button. Click pause to pause the recording.



a. Should you wish to resume your recording later, click the record button to continue.

Warning: Changing the active paper, or closing the page, will abandon any partially completed audio comment.

b. To finalize your voice comment, click the stop button.

c. Alternatively, click the trash can icon to delete your current voice comment.

Recording Paused

  1. Once you have stopped recording completely, your comment will then be available for playback and can also be saved by clicking the Save icon.

a. Click the play button to check your recording.

b. Click the save button to save your recording.

c. If you need to reset the audio comment and start again, click the discard button (the rightmost button) at any time. This will delete your current voice comment.

Recording Stopped