What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is actually comprised of two tools:
Turnitin – an online assignment submission tool fully integrated into Blackboard.
Feedback Studio – a text matching and feedback tool to assist plagiarism and collusion checks; apply grades and feedback (including audio) onto scripts online.
What are the benefits?
- 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.
- 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 an assignment in Blackboard.
- Once the due date has passed, use the Submission Inbox in Blackboard to manage submissions, late submissions and non submissions.
- Mark and create feedback online in Feedback Studio
- Release grades to students via the Blackboard Grade Centre.
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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