Turnitin / Academic Honesty

Managed by the Department of Digital Learning, Turnitin service checks originality of authors' work.

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About Turnitin Feedback Studio

Provides a Similarity Report, which compares a student's work to a continuously updated database of:

  • Previously submitted student papers
  • Journal articles
  • Accessible internet sites

Used by faculty to evaluate student work for:

In addition to the Originality Check, Turnitin includes peer review and online grading components; all are available to Marquette Faculty.

An Interface between D2L and Turnitin is available. Students can submit papers to both D2L and Turnitin simultaneously via a D2L dropbox.

Turnitin - An Overview

  • Watch the Video
    Please note: even though the Grademark and Peermark functions of Turnitin are available to Marquette instructors, the University provides technical support only for the Similarity Report.
  • More Information About Turnitin

Support

Questions about use of Turnitin or the Turnitin Similarity Reports

Instructors NOT Using D2L - MU Access to Turnitin

Technical Support From Turnitin

  • Contact Turnitin Helpdesk
    Call: 866-816-5046
    Email: helpdesk@turnitin.com
  • Be prepared to supply:
    1. Instructor's User ID
    2. Class ID
    3. User ID of student

Instructors Using Turnitin with D2L

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Important Information for Your Students

  • Inform students that papers will be submitted to Turnitin.
    • Two places you may want to put the following paragraph: D2L Course News or Your Syllabus.
  • Example: In this course you will be required to submit written assignments in electronic form to a plagiarism detection website called Turnitin. Your assignments become a permanent part of the Turnitin database, but will not be used for any other purpose than checking for plagiarism. (excerpted from Turnitin.com)
  • Educate your students about plagiarism. Let them know your standards as well as Marquette's Academic Integrity Standards/Policies. See Learn More: Plagiarism & Academic Honesty Guide.
  • Turnitin: Avoid Confusion and mistakes by clearly labeling and dating Turnitin assignments.

How the D2L Interface is NOT like full Turnitin.com

  • If a Similarity Report indicates similarity to a PAPER written in another class, you will not be able to contact the instructor of that class to inquire about the paper. A call to the Turnitin helpdesk (see Support for instructions) may help.
  • The Master Class Option is not available
  • Peer Review is not available
  • Instructors submit a file in Assignments to generate a Similarity Report.
    Similarity Report

Creating Dropbox Folders and Selecting Options

New Folder Enabled For Turnitin

  • Basic instructions about Dropbox
  • To enable Turnitin for a Dropbox folder, check the Enable GradeMark for this folder and Enable Originality Check for this folder.

Enable originality check

Configuring Additional Options

To configure additional Turnitin options for the Dropbox folder, expand the More Options in Turnitin.

Selecting advanced options

Selecting Sources

Select More Options in Turnitin > Optional Settings

Check submissions against options

Compare Against settings

Grammar Checking

  • Select More Options in Turnitin > Optional Settings
  • Enable grammar checking using ETS e-rater technology.

enable grammar check

Viewing Similarity Reports and Evaluating Submissions

Evaluate Submissions

The Similarity Report can be accessed by clicking on the colored percentage bar indicator.  Possible similarity ranges are here.  If you provide comments or use QuickMarks annotations using the Feedback Studio’s grading viewer, please note that it is not an accessible tool and the score does not integrate with the gradebook. 

Eveluating Submissions

Student View

Student View of Similarity Report and Interpretation of Reports:

Check the box under the Originality Check section to allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their dropbox folder.

Student view

Student’s guide to interpreting results click here.

Guides

Interpreting Similarity:

Instructors Using Turnitin without D2L

If You Are NOT using D2L - Register with Turnitin as Marquette Faculty

You cannot use Turnitin without completing this step

Your account has to be manually created by the library. Contact Kelly Kobiela to have the account created. Additional questions may be directed to the Raynor Information Desk at 414-288-7556

If you students need further guidance on using Turnitin without D2L please direct them to the Guide for Students using Turnitin without D2L.

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If You are NOT using D2L - Create Your Turnitin User Profile

For information about setting up a Turnitin account

If You are NOT Using D2L - Set Up Your Classes

Reviewing & Interpreting Similarity Reports

Originality Report

Problems / Answers

Q. I've forgotten my class' enrollment password.

A. After logging in, click the All Classes Tab.  Under the edit column, click the gear icon that corresponds to your class. The password will be there.

 

Q. Can I set things up so my TA can go into my TII class and help me review papers?

A.  No, not unless you give him/her your TII login and password.  However, TA's can have their own separate classes for which they have responsibility with you as coordinator.  Read about Master Classes.

Important Information for your Students

  • Inform students that papers will be submitted to Turnitin

Example: In this course you will be required to submit written assignments in electronic form to a plagiarism detection website called turnitin. Your assignments become a permanent part of the turnitin database, but will not be used for any other purpose than checking for plagiarism.  (excerpted from Turnitin.com)

  • Provide the CLASS ID and ENROLLMENT PASSWORD that you have assigned.
  • Educate your students about plagiarism. Let them know your standards as well as Marquette's Academic Integrity Standards/Policies. See Learn More: Plagiarism & Academic Honesty Guide.
  • Avoid Confusion and mistakes by clearly labeling and dating TII assignments.

Support

Technical Support from Turnitin