Turnitin is an online platform that processes all the papers your students submit, compares them against continuously updated databases and then produces an “Originality Report.” It also provides tools for giving students feedback (written and/or oral) and can generate, creating marking rubrics, and automatically analysing the spelling, grammar and mechanics in a submitted assignment.
The originality report includes a “similarity index” that indicates the percentage of material in a given paper that matches, or is very similar to, content from the web, databases, academic journals, or papers previously submitted to Turnitin.com at Vanier and other institutions. The report highlights the parts of a paper that match content from other sources. Teachers can immediately access a copy of this content, compare it to the student’s paper, then determine for themselves whether the material has been properly cited or whether it has been plagiarized.
If you are new to Turnitin and would like an introduction to the basics, you can view a video of the slide show offered at the workshop:
You can also download a PDF of the slide show.
Turnitin Service Alerts
Periodically, Turnitin sends out alerts to inform users of service interruptions. If you have a Turnitin account, you can sign up to receive service alerts at http://go.turnitin.com/status-email-alert.
Several teachers from the College have agreed to offer basic support in the use of Turnitin to other teachers in their departments. Please refer to the table below to identify the Turnitin Administrator for your department. If your department is not listed, or if you are experiencing problems with Turnitin, please contact Patti in the PSI Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Early Childhood Education||Diane Nyisztor||nyisztod@||7709|
|Liberal Arts||Sevak Manjikian||manjikis@||7295|
|Modern Languages||Gisela Mutter||mutterg@||7841|
|Social and Cultural Sciences||Miles DeNora||denoram@||7521|
Turnitin offers a wealth of online support for instructors, whether you are using the Classic Turnitin platform or the new Feedback Studio.
To access Turnitin’s Help Centre, log in to Turnitin, and click on “Help” in the upper right menu. Once in the Centre, click on “Instructors” to view a wealth of instructional guides and videos.
- Instructor’s QuickStart Guide
- Turnitin Teacher Log In Information
A guide for teachers on how to log in to Turnitin
- Turnitin Student Log In Information
A guide you can give to your students to help them log in to your Turnitin course
- Turnitin.com Training Centre
Resources prepared by Turnitin on how to use their product. There are sections for teachers and for students
- Turnitin Help Centre
Help Centre with many articles on common questions
- Turnitin Community
A community for Turnitin users with articles, webinars and other resources on Turnitin
- Turnitin Academy Live
A series of videos on different topics in using Turnitin features