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Scripps College has a site license for TurnItIn’s plagiarism prevention services. Faculty can use these services immediately, without charge. Turnitin’s goal is to “help educators and students maximize the Internet’s educational potential by making it a safe place for research and learning.”
Turnitin’s originality checking service compares submitted papers to Internet content and their own proprietary databases and compiles customized “Originality Reports” for instructors.
Turnitin provides extensive online research and pedagogy resources to help instructors encourage academic integrity. They also provide a variety of online tools to help faculty and students use Turnitin.
Using Turnitin’s service acts as deterrent to electronic plagiarism when student know that their papers will be evaluated for originality. Assuring that students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to properly cite references is critical to encouraging academic integrity.
If you plan to use Turnitin with your classes, please take advantage of the service’s deterrent value by:
Manuals for Turnitin’s plagiarism prevention service can be found here.
From Turnitin, here are the steps to turn on Quick Submit and check a single paper: First log in at Turnitin.Com
Documents archived by Turnitin will include any personally identifying information contained in the original paper. If a subsequent submission to Turnitin matches another student’s work, the instructor who finds the match will also see the original student’s personal information. Therefore, students should not include personally identifying data in their documents, and faculty should remove this type of data when submitting a single paper for analysis.
Turnitin retains copies of all submitted papers in its database for future comparisons. Turnitin maintains that these copies are not searchable or accessible outside of Turnitin’s own purposes, so there should be no compromise of student’s rights to their own original materials.
There is a HELP button on each instructor’s user account page. For Turnitin technical support, call (510) 287-9720, extension 241.
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