Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that can be accessed directly from within the CLE. It helps instructors assess the originality of student work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students' electronic documents to a variety of online sources and to the Turnitin database. The software then creates an “originality report” that rates submitted assignments and highlights text that appears in its databases or elsewhere on the Internet.
Turnitin can be used via the CLE within a course assignment, PeerMark assignment, and Forum discussion.
Instructors may create different assignment types in Turnitin to help them evaluate the originality of students’ work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database. When students complete a Turnitin assignment, the software returns a Similarity Report which rates submitted assignments and highlights text that appears elsewhere.
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A typical submission made to an assignment in Turnitin generates a Similarity Report. The Similarity Report is the result of comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets selected for the assignment; this may include billions of pages of active and archived internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens of thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications. Any matching or highly similar text discovered is detailed in the Similarity Report that is available in the assignment inbox.
The similarity score is a percentage of a paper's content that matches to Turnitin's databases; it is not an assessment of whether the paper includes plagiarized material.
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PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates.
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Turnitin can be used to assess your forum posts and generate a similarity report to check whether or not your text contains duplicate content.
Watch the video below to learn how to submit a forum discussion and have Turnitin check your post:
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