TurnItIn is a a feedback and plagiarism detection tool within Moodle / myCourses that helps to improve writing and engages students in the feedback process. Students can only use Turnitin if an instructor creates a Turnitin assignment in a Moodle / myCourses course.
TurnItIn will check work submitted for originality by comparing submissions against journal articles, stored student papers, and other writing across the internet. It also offers a grammar checker to help students improve their writing.
Graders can easily provide students with customized feedback or use the standard grademark tool for comments used frequently. Instructors can also create a Turnitin rubric or allow students to review each other's work. This activity can also be used to assess suspect submissions (e.g., assignments without works cited pages, assignments without drafts) even if no grade is assigned for the activity.
A Turnitin assignment produces a report as a result of the following variables, which can be refined by the instructor:
OriginalityCheck ensures original work by checking submitted papers against other web pages, student papers, and leading library databases and publications.
GradeMark is an online grading tool that helps save time and improve feedback, where standard and customized marks can be added on the student's document.
For a complete overview of how to integrate TurnItIn into an instructor's Moodle / myCourses course, please review the following training session. To access the video, faculty can login with their LSUE network credentials.
Additional instructions are available for viewing on the following TurnItIn Support pages:
TurnItIn technical support is available for faculty by emailing TurnItIn Support. For additional faculty assistance with TurnItIn or Moodle / myCourses integration, please contact the Faculty Technology Center (FTC).