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Using Turnitin

Turnitin is a 3rd party software tool that automatically compares submitted papers against a collection of over 45+ billion web pages, 337+ million student papers and 130+ million articles from academic books and publications in its database to assess originality.  The steps on how to create a Turnitin assignment are listed below.

On July 20, 2017, Turnitin's interface will be upgraded to Feedback Studio. This will streamline the Turnitin interface by combining the Grade Mark and Originality toolbars into one screen. For a comparison of the Classic Version of Turnitin and Feedback Studio, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIKjBzJIe2g&feature=youtu.be

  1. Make sure that Edit Mode is ON, and click an existing Content Area (Course Information, Assignments, a specific unit, learning module, or other container) from the Course Menu on the left.
  2. Mouse over Assessments on the action bar and select Turnitin Assignment.

  1. You may need to Agree to the Turnitin Terms of Service if you have not done so before.
  2. On the New Assignment page, type the assignment's Name and assign a Point Value.
  3. Choose the assignment Start date, Due date, and Post date.

  1. Click Optional settings to review any additional settings that you would like to enable from Turnitin; there are available tooltips for most of the features to explain what they do.  Most of these options relate to the Originality Report that is generated after the assignment is submitted.
  2. Click Submit when finished.

Additional Turnitin services can be found on their support webpage: https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/Feedback_Studio​

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