|When copying a class in Blackboard the Turnitin engineers recommend the following to make sure your Turnitin assignments function properly:
Turnitin is an easy-to-use software program which provides originality checking, online grading and peer review to assist educators with plagiarism prevention and engage students in the writing process. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people's written material and offers instructors ways to save time and improve their feedback on the writing process. Gonzaga University subscribes to the Turnitin Suite which is comprised of OriginalityCheck, GradeMark and PeerMark.
- OriginalityCheck: Turnitin's OriginalityCheck helps educators instruct students on effective research, writing and citation skills. OriginalityCheck compares students' work against a database of over 17 billion web pages, 200 million student papers, as well as other online databases and publications.
- GradeMark: GradeMark is a paperless grading tool which helps save time, money and the environment. Instructors can grade directly from within the student paper - providing comments, feedback and even rubrics.
- PeerMark: PeerMark is a tool for facilitating peer review, allowing students the ability to evaluate and provide feedback on each other's work.
The Turnitin Suite is fully integrated into Gonzaga's BlackBoard e-Education platform, so you or your students do not need a separate password to use the software. However, instructors can use Turnitin directly from their website by going to Turnitin.com. If you would like to use Turnitin directly, please contact ATASupport at ATASupport@gonzaga.edu for instructions.
- Instructor User Manual for Turnitin integrated in Blackboard 9
- Instructor User Manual for GradeMark
- Instructor articles from the TurnItIn support center (These may not show Turnitin integrated in Blackboard but still contain great information).
- If you need any assistance with Turnitin, please contact ATASupport to schedule an individual training time.
Statistics and Other Fun Facts:
- "Worldwide, the service examines about 40 million papers a year. In December, during final exams, the site processes 400 new submissions per second." - Denver Post, 02/07/2012
- Turnitin is used in more than 126 countries and 10,000 educational institutions according to turnitin.com
- Most popular sources used in higher education according to a 2011 survey done by TurnItIn based on 33 million papers that were submitted to Turnitin.com between June 2010 and June 2011:
- Wikipedia (10.74%)
- Yahoo! Answers (3.90%)
- Slideshare (3.87%)
- Answers.com (3.57%)
- Oppapers.com (3.11%)