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Turnitin Integration Improved

March 21, 2012 - Technology and Learning installed an updated integration with the Turnitin service. The new update includes better stability, reliability, and an improved interface to make the system easier to use.

About Turnitin

Pepperdine University licensed the plagiarism detection service, Turnitin.com, in 2007. The tool is licensed for all five schools of Pepperdine University. To assist our faculty, the tool is integrated within one of the primary learning management systems, Courses (powered by Sakai).

New Interface

In the recent update, you'll notice several improvements. First, the assignment page has been streamlined. The Turnitin options are hidden until the professor selects the "Use Turnitin" box. Also, the professor can fine tune how the Turnitin service will be used.

Important Step For Existing Assignments Using Turnitin

By default, the recommended settings will be applied in new assignments. If you have an already existing assignment, be sure to edit it and select the source material you want to "check originality against."

New Turnitin dialogue box

 

Additional Resources

Please refer to the Turnitin documentation for additional information.

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