Check scripts for plagiarism and collusion. Electronic grading and feedback tools.
Published on 15/02/2011, updated on 16/11/2012
Turnitin assignments cannot be reused from year to year. Staff are advised to delete or hide all references to old Turnitin assignments in rolled over or course copied modules.
What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is comprised of two interrelated tools;
- Text matching to assist plagiarism and collusion checks,
- Apply grades and feedback (including audio) onto scripts online
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The primary features listed above can all be used independently of one another, thus ensuring its flexibility for a wide range of online electronic submission, grading and feedback applications. Turnitin is independent of Blackboard, but is fully integrated. This integration extends the capabilities of Blackboard by offering additional e-submission, grading and e-feedback tools.
- Originality check against world wide web resources, a central database of student papers, and a selection of academic databases.
- A clean and simple interface for both staff and students.
- A suite of expanding e-submission, grading, and e-feedback tools.
- Tight integration with Blackboard presents familiar interface.
- Supports existing academic misconduct procedures.
- Used by over 90% of UK HEIs.
- Intuitive drag and drop feedback directly onto scripts.
- ability to add audio feedback onto scripts.
- Comprehensive statistical analysis of assignments, cohorts and scripts.
- Development of an iPad version.
- Improves academic writing skills and independent learning.
- See also our case studies exemplifying effective practice.
How do I use Turnitin?
- The first step is to create a paper assignment - this can then be used for text matching and or e-submission purposes.
- In addition to the above the asssignment can be used for e-marking, e-feedback, and grading - using the GradeMark tool.
Important The integration with Blackboard means that you need to be aware of specific operational procedures if using the tool for e-submission and/or feedback. A working knowledge of the GradeCentre in Blackboard is also necessary to understand how the integration operates.
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