TurnItIn


TurnItIn is fully integrated into Gonzaga's BlackBoard account, so you do not need a top-secret password to use TurnItIn. You also do not need to go to the TurnItIn website or give your students a code to upload their papers.

TurnItIn is a straight forward, easy to use program that allows teachers to provide feedback on student work & check for potential plagiarism.

Click here for instructions for students to submit papers and view results.

Here are a few quick tutorials to get instructors started using this program in your classes.

How to create a TurnItIn assignment in BlackBoard:

1.) Log into BlackBoard and open your class.
2.) Click on the “Content” button in the left navigation bar.
3.) Click the “Add Interactive Tool” button then select “Turnitin Assignment" from the drop-down options.
4.) Choose Paper or Revision Assignment then click the “next step” button.
5.) Give your assignment a title and choose the start and due date.
6.) Clicking on the “More Options” button gives you LOTS of additional preferences for the assignment including the option to use ETS e-rater for grammar analysis.
7.) Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. You should receive a “Turnitin assignment successfully added” response.

How to view the results of the assignment after students submit their papers:

1.) Click on Course Tools in BlackBoard
2.) Select "Turnitin Assignments", this will list all of your TurnItIn assignments
3.) All TurnItIn assignments will be listed and have a link to view the results.
4.) You can click on the percentage numbers on the results page to view individual reports.

How to access GradeMark:

1.) Click on Course Tools in BlackBoard
2.) Select "Turnitin Assignments", this will list all of your TurnItIn assignments
3.) Click on the View link beneath the assignment you would like to view to open up the assignment's inbox
4.) Click on the GradeMark icon to the right of the student's name whose paper you would like to mark up. The icon looks like a speech bubble.

Here is a video showing how to use GradeMark. It has a lot of great information, and most of it looks and operates the exact same in BlackBoard, but it is shown from the turnitin.com website and not integrated in BlackBoard. http://turnitin.com/static/helpCenter/BB_accessing_grademark.php#

How to create a PeerMark assignment in BlackBoard:

1.) Log into BlackBoard and open your class.
2.) You must create a TurnItIn assignment first then you can add the peer review aspect.
3.) Click on the “Content” button in the left navigation bar.
4.) Hover over the “Add Interactive Tool” then select “Turnitin Assignment from the drop-down options.
5.) Choose PeerMark Assignment then click the “next step” button.
6.) Select an assignment to base the peer review on. Add point value and assignment dates. Save and continue.
7.) Define the distribution of papers. Click the edit link to change how many papers each student will review.
8.) If you click the "show more distribution options" link you can choose to exclude students from distribution or specify which student papers a student will review. Save and continue.
9.) Add instructions to the peer review questions if you like. Click the "Add Question" button to add questions for the review to answer. These can be free response, scale or chose from a sample library of questions.
10.) Click the “Save and Finish” button at the bottom of the page. You should receive a “Turnitin assignment successfully added” response.

What is ETS e-rater?

Turnitin has partnered with Educational Testing Service to integrate its ETS® e-rater® grammar analysis tools within GradeMark, the online markup tool. This functionality is available to professors at Gonzaga and is already integrated into BlackBoard classes along with other products by TurnItIn. The e-rater technology automatically flags grammar, style, usage, mechanics and spelling errors so instructors can spend less time correcting and more time teaching. Instructors can easily edit or remove individual marks on the student paper or choose to expose or hide entire categories of feedback.

What formats will TurnItIn accept?

MS Word (.doc)
WordPerfect (.wpd)
PostScript (.eps)
Portable Document Format (.pdf)
HTML (.htm)
Rich Text (.rtf)
Plain Text (.txt)

If you do not have one of these formats, there is a work around to upload your paper. Go to the submit page for the assignment, you will see an option titled “choose a paper submission method”. Click on the down arrow and choose “cut and paste upload”. You will get a text box at the bottom of the page where you can copy all the text from your paper and paste it into that text box. Then click the submit button.

TurnItIn website: www.turnitin.com, the website has some great, easy to follow tutorials, but they have not been updated to the version of BlackBoard Gonzaga is using.

If you have any questions or want to share a great tip about TurnItIn, please contact Brenda Warrington, warrington@gonzaga.edu, 313-3828.