Using Turnitin (Originality Checking) in D2L
This document describes how to use Turnitin.
- Click on Dropbox in the navigation bar.
- Click on the name of the dropbox folder that you want to view submissions for.
- Click on either the Users tab or the Files tab to view and search submissions by user or file name.
- You will then see a Report column and then see how much of the paper or assignment is plagiarized.
A lower percentage rating indicates that the content is original and has not been copied; a higher percentage rating indicates the content is not original and has been copied from another source. The percentage ranges are associated with colors:
|Blue >= 0% and < 20%||Green >= 20% and < 40%|
|Yellow >= 40% and < 60%||Orange >= 60% and < 80%|
|Red >= 80% and <= 100%|
To see the student’s paper or assignment in Turnitin, click on the colored part of the report output.
The following screen will appear:
Click on the matches on the right to see which websites also have the same information in. From here you can determine how much you think is plagiarized.
Adding comments using Grademark
Click on the Grademark button.
You can either click anywhere to add a comment or you can highlight text
to add a comment. Once the text is highlighted you can click within the
highlighted text to add a comment.
Click the Save button after your comments are typed in.
Turnitin has some already commonly used comments made for you to use as well. To use one of Turnitin’s comments, click on the menu to see the different comments. To add one of the comments, click on the comment and drag it to the area where you want it added.