Q. How do I create and grade a TurnItIn assignment?

Answer

TurnItIn is the plagiarism detector JMU is using with Canvas.  To start using TurnItIn create a new assignment and click the more options button.

Figure 1: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

 

Submission Types

Choose Online from the Submission Type pull down menu.

Figure 2: Screen shot illustrating the above direction.

 

Submission Types: Online Options

Additional options will appear.  Check off Enable TurnItIn Submissions.  (Note that TurnItIn submissions can be accepted either as a text entry or a file upload.  For this tutorial we’re only enabling file uploads.)

Figure 3: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

 

Advanced Settings

You can access the advanced TurnItIn settings to choose what TurnItIn compares against.  The default setting is to compare submissions against everything.

Figure 4: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

 

A Yellow Icon Indicates the File was Processed

Initially the gradebook will show the TurnItIn assignment as a paper symbol with a grey comment box next to it.  When the originality report is done, the grey box will turn yellow.

Figure 5: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

 

Viewing Matching Percentage

Clicking on the TurnItIn assignment will bring up a window that quickly shows the matching percentage and lets you view the originality report and download the document.

Figure 6: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

 

Viewing the Originality Report

If you choose to access the originality report you will see something similar to the below image.  TurnItIn highlights matching passages and lets you know from where the matching is occurring.

Figure 7: Screen shot illustrating above instructions.

  • Last Updated Aug 02, 2018
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