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  • 1. Turnitin Plagiarism Prevention Service Howard Carter, ISS 453-2258 [email_address]
  • 2. Overview
    • Statement of the problem
    • What is Turnitin?
    • How to get started
    • How to use it
  • 3. Problem of Plagiarism
    • Quoting from sources without proper citation or attribution
    • Internet
      • Sources—web sites, full-text articles, etc.
      • Tools—cut & paste, paper mills
    • Intentional or Unintentional?
    • How does instructor know?
  • 4. What is Turnitin?
    • Suite of services—we have 1
    • Suite includes: Peer Review, GradeMark, GradeBook, Class Calendar, Discussion Boards, etc.
    • We have Plagiarism Prevention Service
  • 5. Who uses it?
    • California State University System
    • UCLA
    • UC San Diego
    • Texas A&M
    • Georgetown
    • Boston University
    • Florida State Univ.
    • Univ. of Florida
    • Univ. of Maryland
    • USMA West Point
    • Notre Dame
    • Dartmouth College
    • Univ. of Iowa
    • 700 UK universities and colleges
  • 6. What does it do?
    • Promotes academic integrity in students
    • Helps develop student writing skills
    • Improves faculty evaluation process
    • Provides deterrent to plagiarism
  • 7. How does it work?
    • Faculty submits paper to be checked
      • Several ways
    • Compared to 3 databases
      • Internet—4.5 billion pages indexed
      • ProQuest, online databases
      • Papers database—millions submitted
    • Originality Report for faculty review
    • Faculty determines actions, if any
  • 8. How to get started
    • SIUC Account Administrator will set up account
      • Joe Harding, IT, <jharding@siu.edu>, 453-5155
    • Receive confirmation
      • Email address (userid)
      • One-time password
    • Go to www.turnitin.com to log in
  • 9. Set up your account
    • At www.turnitin.com follow steps
    • User information—opportunity to change password
    • User preferences
      • User type—instructor
      • Default submission type—file upload
        • Other options available
      • Activate quick submit—yes
  • 10. Set up a class
    • Class set up wizard
      • Limited student access at this time
      • Standard or Master (multiple sections)
      • You name the class
        • Enrollment password—students will need
        • Set class end date—default 6 months
      • Adds class to your homepage
      • Gives you class ID—students will need
  • 11. How to use it
    • Log in to www.turnitin.com
      • Your SIUC email address, your password
    • Your homepage toolbar
      • My classes—return to my homepage
      • User info—view/change preferences
      • User type—instructor
      • Log out
      • Help
  • 12. Your class list
    • SIU link—send IT administrator a message
    • Add a class—add classes to list
    • Show—active, expired, all classes
    • List of classes—click name to enter
      • Status, statistics, update, delete
      • Update—change class dates, password
  • 13. Inside a class
    • List of assignments
    • Create new assignment—title, dates, instructions, originality reports
    • Click title to change assignment
    • Inbox —view submission results
    • Submit —send paper for checking
    • Delete—remove assignment
  • 14. Adding students
    • Click “students” on class toolbar
    • 1-at-a-time or list of students
      • List must be comma-separated
        • First name, last name, email
    • Students can upload their own papers, check them (if you let them)
    • Students can take responsibility
  • 15. Ways to submit a paper
    • File upload—1 paper at a time
      • MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, and plain text accepted
    • Cut and paste—part or all of paper
    • Bulk upload—like email attachments
    • Zip file—up to 1000 documents
    • Each option has separate input box
    • Click “Submit” to send
  • 16. Quick Submit
    • Must set user preferences to allow
    • No class or assignment required
    • Must choose sources to check against
      • Internet, student papers, ProQuest
    • Submit process the same
    • Results appear in Quick Submit inbox
  • 17. View results
    • System will generate Originality Report
      • May take a few minutes
    • Click “inbox” icon on confirmation page or assignment list in class
      • Contains submitted papers and results
    • Click “report” icon to open report
      • Grayed out icon—report not complete
  • 18. Originality Report
  • 19. Results codes
    • Codes indicate degrees of originality
    • Blue—less than 20 matching words
    • Green—0% to 24% match
    • Yellow—25% to 49% match
    • Orange—50% to 74% match
    • Red—75% or greater match
  • 20. What’s it telling you?
    • Matching phrases, paragraphs, and pages are underlined and color-coded
    • Colored phrase in paper is identical to text from same color source
    • Shows percentage from that source
    • Side-by-side comparisons possible
    • Does not determine “cheating”
      • Must be instructor’s call
  • 21. Advanced assignment options
    • Generate Originality Reports:
      • Immediately (first report is final)
      • Immediately (can overwrite report until due date)
      • On due date
    • Allow submissions after the due date?
    • Allow other papers to be checked against submissions? (add to database)
    • Compare against: database, Internet, ProQuest
  • 22. Summing Up
    • Turnitin PPS is a tool for instructors
    • Detects when sources are quoted
    • Used for enforcement or teaching
      • Can detect “cheating”
      • Can also identify lack of understanding
      • Can highlight poor research sources
      • Can be basis for “teaching moment”
  • 23. Where to get help
    • Account Access
      • Joe Harding, IT, 453-5155 [email_address]
    • Training
      • Howard Carter, ISS, 453-2258 hcarter@lib.siu.edu
    • SIUC Turnitin homepage: cscdev.it.siu.edu
      • Information links, FAQs, contacts
    • www.turnitin.com
      • Login, Tutorials, documentation, help