Choosing between Blackboard Assignments vs Turnitin Assignments

This article explains how an instructor can align the needs and qualities of an assignment with the features available in Blackboard and Turnitin assignments

When creating an assessment or assignment on Blackboard, it is important to align the type and purpose of the assignment and your feedback preferences when choosing to create either a Blackboard assignment or Turnitin assignment.

Common considerations include file type, checking for originality, and confidential or personal information included in a document. The visual below outlines the features exclusive to Turnitin and Blackboard assignments in addition to those shared between the two.

Blackboard vs Turnitin

The graphic below outlines each assignment type's best uses and identifies situations in which to avoid their use.