Turnitin Originality Checking
Turnitin is a web service for reviewing written work for originality. The service compares submitted text strings with a large database of student papers, common full-text journals, and web content, identifying any matched “unoriginal” material. An Originality Report provides a visual summary of matched text and its source. Turnitin may have pedagogical application in teaching correct citation of sources, reducing quotes and paraphrasing, and enhancing originality. It may also be used to detect possible plagiarism. Pacific Lutheran University has licensed Turnitin for institutional use as a resource by faculty. Faculty who choose to use Turnitin may enable its use within the Sakai Assignments tool.
Enabling Turnitin in Sakai Assignments
The Turnitin service may be optionally enabled by Sakai course instructors for individual assignments via the Assignments tool. Detailed directions for how to use Turnitin are available in the article, How do I use Turnitin?