Using Turnitin From Within D2L
(This is the easiest way for you and your students and is similar to the integration that we used with Blackboard.) The Turnitin.com plagiarism-detection service is now fully integrated with the D2L dropbox in each course site.
Step 1: Create a folder in the Dropbox as usual within your course.
- Click on Dropbox on the Navigation Bar, then on New Folder.
- Name the folder and if it is a graded item, create a Gradebook item for it.
- Click Save.
Step 2: Enable Plagiarism Detection.
- On the Properties tab for a dropbox folder, there is a checkbox immediately underneath the folder name labeled Plagiarism Detection.
- Turning this option on means documents submitted to this folder will be checked for plagiarism as if the student or instructor had submitted it directly to Turnitin.com.
Step 3: Choosing Options
- The instructor can decide whether to show the Originality Report to students and whether to make the process automatic for all submissions or selectively.
- The bottom of the Properties tab includes a section “Plagiarism Detection Options” if the Plagiarism Detection option is checked.
Step 4: Viewing Originality Reports:
- When a student submits to the Dropbox with Plagiarism Detection enabled, their file is submitted automatically to Turnitin.com.
- Within a few minutes of the submission, the Originality Reports are sent back to D2L and can be viewed by the instructor in the Dropbox area.
- Once a report finishes processing, the folder list will show a color-coded label showing the percentage of plagiarized text in that document
- If the instructor enables students to see the reports, the Originality Report is visible to them in the same place where they uploaded their files.
- For more information about how to view and interpret originality reports, review this resource.