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  • 1. Susan Bloom, MLIS
  • 2.  What is turnitin?  Setting up an account  Creating a class  Enrolling students  Generating assignments  Using the software  Bells and whistles
  • 3.  Helps detect plagiarism  Allows for better reviewing and grading  Tracks student progress
  • 4. Turnitin helps to ensure originality in student writing by comparing papers with over 150 million assignments and billions of web pages. It tells the professor the percentage of the student’s assignment that was found in these other papers and can also show the original work where the lifted section was found. The professor always has final say over the analysis of a paper.
  • 5. Click on “Create an account”
  • 6. Choose “instructor”
  • 7. Add the account information you received in the confirmation email here Create a new password here
  • 8. Choose reset your password, even if you are sure you did not set up a password
  • 9. Use the log in information you created here
  • 10. Everyone should now set up an account
  • 11. Choose “add a class”
  • 12. There are two class types, the standard class and the master class. Only choose master class if you will be subdividing the class with TAs. Once a class expires, instructors cannot make changes within the class unless it is reactivated! The class name and password can be anything the instructor chooses, try and create passwords your students will remember, they will need to input it in order to join the class on the program
  • 13.  Students may self-enroll or instructors may create accounts for them. It is advised that students self-enroll.  Students must have the unique class name and case-sensitive password before they can join a class.  Students will receive an enrollment email after they have completed the set-up process.
  • 14. Click on the class name
  • 15. Choose “New Assignment”
  • 16. If you are unsure what something means, hover over the question mark Options
  • 17. Tells the professor how many students are in the class and how many have completed the assignment Choose “view”
  • 18. Student’s name Assignment Name Student’s paper title Basic similarity profile Original submission file, click to download the file Submission date Tells you if student has seen your response Click here to begin grading assignment
  • 19. Choose one of these options
  • 20. Click on a source to get more information about the match
  • 21. Words in color are exact matches, the color and number will correspond to the source Click here to see the full text of the source
  • 22. Student papers will display matched words only, you cannot see the full text of the work due to copyright issues Enter grade for paper here
  • 23. GradeMark Grade Book PeerMark Rubrics Class Calendars Rubrics
  • 24. This feature allows professors to grade work and make comments digitally. These comments can be made available for students to see or not at your discretion.
  • 25. Comments in purple are auto-generated by the system Comments in blue are either chosen from this repository or generated by the professor Written by turnitin Add custom comments here
  • 26. Assignments already added to the system will automatically appear Add other entries (such as participation or homework) by clicking here Click here for grade book preferences
  • 27. Click here to grade an individual assignmentClick here to see more information about this page Export grade book to an Excel spreadsheet
  • 28. Enter grades
  • 29. Enter grades by assignment Click here to see graphs of an individual student’s performance
  • 30. The system allows for easy writing workshops. Instructors may assign one student a paper from another student (may be anonymous) to review and comment on. Professors can also post questions to answer and choose whether or not students see each others comments.
  • 31. Assign each criterion a percentage of the total grade Assign each criterion a specific point value Remove numerical grades and use a rubric for commentary only Don’t forget to save!
  • 32. Previously created assignment due dates will automatically appear Click on a date to add to the calendar
  • 33. www.molloy.edu/library