The Turnitin tool is disabled by default in all Blackboard sites. To enable the too in your site:

  1. In the Control Panel, click Customization and then click Tool Availability (see Fig.1)

    Tool Availability

    Figure 1: Tool Availability link in the Control Panel

  2. The list of tools is displayed in alphabetical order. Find Turnitin Direct Assignment and select the checkbox in the right-hand column
  3. Click Submit

The first time you create a Turnitin assignment, you will also create an account on However, you must do all of your grading for Turnitin assignments within Blackboard. Do not go to to attempt to grade student work.