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Using turnitin

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Presentation given by Caroline Norton at the second DIGIT Class workshop in Aberden

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Using turnitin

  1. 1. Using TurnitinDetails from Turnitin.com
  2. 2. What is it?• Tool added to Blackboard that work by checking submitted Ensures original allows – OriginalityCheck papers against 17+ billion web pages, 200+ million student papers and leading library databases and publications Saves time and improves feedback through – GradeMark online grading where standard and customized marks appear directly on the students paper. Engages students in the writing process by – PeerMark providing structured, anonymous feedback of other students written work
  3. 3. Traditional
  4. 4. Using Turnitin
  5. 5. Benefits for learners• Easy to submit work• Can get instant receipt of submission• Feedback through same interface• Useful for checking referencing before submission
  6. 6. Benefits for lecturers• Gives richer feedback in less time• Paperless grading• Drag and Drop comments – can be preset• Flags unoriginal content and sources• Links to gradecentre in Blackboard
  7. 7. Drawbacks• Need access to Turnitin• Relies on Internet connections• Can only submit restricted file types – mainly text based

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