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Turnitin® within D2L

Turnitin is an originality checking system that compares submitted papers to a data base of articles, journal, submitted papers, and other sources. Your instructor may choose to use Turnitin through D2L or externally through Turnitin.com. The information on this page is only for the use of Turnitin within D2L. If your instructor requires you to submit papers directly to Turnitin, please ask him or her for directions.

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How to Submit Assignments that use Turnitin

About the Similarity Report
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How to view Turnitin feedback that your instructor placed on your paper within Turnitin.

 


How to Submit Assignments that use Turnitin

On the Course Home navigation bar of most courses, you will find the Assessment Tab. Note that some courses may have a direct link to the Assignments on the that navigation bar or in the Content area.

Step 1: Select the tab to open the Assessment menu, then click on Assignments.
Step 2: On the Assignment submission folders page, as seen in Figure 1, those assignments which your instructor has chosen to use the Turnitin Similarity Check on have an in-box icon under their title. Click on the folder you want to submit to.
Figure1: Sample Assignment Submissions Folder
Figure 1 sample Assignment Submission Folders page in D2L with Turnitin "in box" icon under the title Demo4Turnitin in the No Category area. Also includes columns of Score, Submissions, Feedback, and Due Date. Top left contains the View History button
Step 3: To browse for the file you want to submit, click Add a File. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device.
Step 4: Click Add
Step 5: You can select Record Audio to add feedback. This will let you record a 1:00 minute audio file. When you finish a recording, click Add.
Step 6:Enter any comments you want to submit with the file.
Step 7:Click Submit.
Step 8:File Upload Results, as seen in Figure 2, will open
Figure 2: Sample File Upload Results PageFile Upload Results page in a D2L course. Indicates File submission successful. Sections on the page include Submitted Files, Comments, Submission Folder, Submission Date, Uploaded By, Total File Size, Email Status, Instruction, and Note.
Step 9: Select Done.

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About the Similarity Report

Instructors have the option of allowing students to view the Similarity Report.

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How to view a Similarity Report

To view the Similarity Report.

Step1: Log in to D2L, go to your course, and select the Assignments from the Assessment tab.
Step 2: On the upper left of the Assignment Submission Folders, select te View History button.
Step 3: On the Submission History page, you will find the Submission Folder menu. Using the downward pointing triangle, open the menu and select/highlight to assignment you want.
Step 4: Select the Apply button. As seen in Figure 3, the Submitted Files for that assignment will appear along with the Turnitin® Similarity score and the Date Submitted.
Figure 3: Sample Submission History Sample Submission History page in a D2L course. Submission Folder menu with Demo4Turnitin selected, Apply button to the right of it. Folder Type is Individual submission folder. Table has column heading of Submitted Files, Turnitin Similarity, and Date Submitted.
Step 5: Under the Turnitin Similarity, click on the colored box to the right of the percent.
You will be taken to your paper at the Turnitin site. 
Step 6: On the upper left side you will see three connected buttons, select Originality to view how your papers compared to other.
Step 7:  Close the window to exit from the Turnitin Document Viewer.

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How to view Turnitin feedback that your instructor placed on your paper within Turnitin.

Step1: The student should log in to D2L, go to your course, and select the Assignments from the Assessment tab.
Step 2: Select the Folder containing the paper that you submitted.  Under the Feedback column, select View.
Step 3:  When the View Feedback window opens, under the Turnitin Similarity, click on the colored box to the right of the percent.
Step 4: You will be taken to your paper at the Turnitin site.  On the upper left side you will see three connected buttons containing the words Originality, GradeMark, and PeerMark.
Step 5: Select Originality to view how your papers compared to others.
Step 6: Select GradeMark to view your instructor’s comments.  If you see “call-outs”, click on these to view section specific comments.
Step 7:  Close the window to exit from the Turnitin Document Viewer.