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Plagiarism-Detection Software Overview Developed by Alex Wolfe, TurnItIn Adapted with permission by Crystal Nielsen, NNU www.turnitin.com
Turnitin’s Purpose To deter plagiarism To hold students accountable To determine the similarity of text to sources To enhance teaching and student learning Send students to Plagiarism.org, a sister site to TurnItIn, for help in understanding plagiarismPlagiarism.org
The Premise: Digital Submission Students or instructors submit papers digitally through the TurnItIn application. This can be done through TurnItIn.com or in ANGEL.
The Premise: Extensive Search TurnItIn searches a number of sources for matches: 1.A current and archived copy of the publicly accessible Internet (more than 13 billion Web pages indexed) 2.Thousands of newspapers, magazines, books, and scholarly journals 3.More than 130 million student papers previously submitted to Turnitin since 1996
The Premise: Originality Report TurnItIn returns a color-coded Originality Report to the students or the instructor. A percentage shows the extent of possible content matches.
Provides resources to assist in teaching research and writing skills Deters plagiarism before it happens; provides documentation if it does Saves time in the investigation of the originality of student work Allows for efficient verification of works cited Benefits
Through TurnItIn.com, by setting up Assignment inboxes for students to submit their own papers Through TurnItIn.com, by using the QuickSubmit feature for you to simply evaluate an occasional paper that seems suspicious Through ANGEL, by setting up TurnItIn assignments for student submission Three Ways to Use TII
Using TurnItIn.com Assignments If you plan to use TII extensively Contact NNU’s E-Learning Services to request an account Log in and change your temporary password Create Classes Create Assignments Your students submit papers
Using QuickSubmit If you plan to use TII sparingly Contact NNU’s E-Learning Services to request an account Log in and change your temporary password Enable QuickSubmit You submit papers
Using ANGEL In ANGEL, go to a course Content tab Create a TurnItIn Drop Box Use the Roster Sync feature Students submit papers
Further Help Visit the NNU Support Page for TurnItIn for video tutorials and other resources.NNU Support Page for TurnItIn Visit TurnItIn.com’s Training site for more info. Note that NNU only licenses OriginalityCheck and not GradeMark or PeerMark.TurnItIn.com’s Training site For new accounts or how-to questions not answered above, contact E-Learning Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-467-8034).email@example.com For troubleshooting, contact NNU’s help desk, Technology and Media Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-467-8111), or the TurnItIn Help Desk.email@example.comTurnItIn Help Desk