IT | Moodle: Turnitin
Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes. We offer the Turnitin tool as an integration within our Moodle platform.
Turnitin helps instructors assess the originality of student work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students' electronic documents to a variety of online sources. The software then creates an Originality Report that rates submitted assignments and highlights text that appears in its databases or elsewhere on the Internet.
If your instructor has created a Turnitin assignment, it will be listed as an activity marked with the Turnitin logo ():
The Moodle gradebook displays only your grade for the completed activity; other feedback is accessed through the Turnitin Submissions Inbox.
For additional information, see the Direct V2 Integration Student User Manual.
Turnitin assignments differ from regular Assignments in Moodle. Turnitin helps instructors evaluate the originality of students’ work by comparing electronic documents to online sources and the Turnitin database. The software returns an Originality Report which rates submitted assignments and highlights text that appears elsewhere.
Faculty can have their students submit their assignments to Turnitin, or they can use it to assess suspect submissions (e.g., assignments without works cited pages, assignments without drafts, etc.).
Adding a Turnitin assignment in Moodle is a two-step process. First, you add the Turnitin assignment to your Moodle course page and edit the settings from within Moodle, you can then open the assignment and make additional settings within Turnitin.
When you add a Turnitin assignment activity to a Moodle course, you are required to set the assignment's name, and the Submission Type. The remaining settings are optional. This section describes each setting.
By default, Turnitin assignments are composed of one part. If the assignment has more than one part (set above), each part will have it's own form.
To use a saved rubric for the assignment, in the Attach a rubric to this assignment drop-down menu, select the desired rubric.
To build a new rubric, click Launch Rubric Manager. The rubric editor will open.
Quickmark feedback must be configured from within Turnitin (see below).
For additional help with Turnitin, see the Turnitin Direct 2 Integration Instructor Manual.