This article assumes that you have already read the related article, How do I create a Turnitin assignment in Moodle and/or have already added a Turnitin assignment to your Moodle course. Unlike the standard Moodle assignment activity, the Turnitin assignment does not have the assignment dates as part of the assignment settings. You have to create the assignment in Turnitin first, and then you can set values for the start date (when students can actually submit a document to the assignment), the due date (your deadline for students to submit the assignment on time), and the post date (when your grades/comments are available to students). If you have already created your Turnitin assignment in one of your Moodle courses, here is how you can revise those crucial dates:

  1. Log in to Moodle at http://moodle.bucknell.edu.
  2. Click on the link for your course in the Current Course List module on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Scroll down in the course until you find the Turnitin assignment, which will be marked by the red Turnitin Assignment Icon (Turnitin assignment) icon. Click on the link for the assignment:

    Assignment Link

  4. You will be taken to an assignment summary page. In the middle of the page is a table that has information about the assignment, including the start date, due date, post date, and maximum grade. Click on the Edit icon at the far right side of the table:

    Edit Assignment Dates

  5. By default, Moodle sets the "Start Date" as the day/time that you create the Turnitin assignment. The "Due Date" and "Post Date" are one week after that point. You can click on the various downward-facing arrows to change the date and time values:

    Edit Date and Time Values

    Please keep in mind that Moodle uses a 24-hour clock, so (for example) 5:00 PM would be 17:00. We recommend that you avoid using midnight as a time, because students get confused about the actual date the assignment is due. If you want an assignment to be due around midnight, we recommend that you choose 11:55 PM on the night the assignment is due.

    The Due Date and Post Date have to be after the Start Date. If you choose a Due Date or Post Date that is earlier than the Start Date, Moodle will appear to accept your submission, but it won’t actually change those dates.

  6. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu.

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