Turnitin is comprised of three interrelated tools;
- Text matching to assist plagiarism and collusion checks,
- Apply grades and feedback (including audio) onto scripts online
- Comprehensive peer assessment tool
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, e-feedback and online peer assessment tools.
- 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.
- The potential of an innovative teaching tool.
- Innovative peer assessment opportunities.
- Intuitive drag and drop feedback directly onto scripts.
- Add audio feedback onto scripts.
- Comprehensive statistical analysis of assignments, cohorts and scripts.
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.
- Flexible peer assessments can also be created from a paper assignment – using the PeerMark 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.