Using a TurnitIn Dropbox

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A TurnitIn dropbox allows students to submit a paper and run an originality report to see if their paper contains any plagiarism or similarities to other student's work.

  1. Navigate to the course needing the new TurnitIn drop box, click on Lessons and then click Add content.

  2. Click TurnitIn Drop Box


  3. Review the System Requirements compatibility check (if the dialog box appears) to see if your computer is within the requirements.

  4. Choose the assignment type that you would like. NOTE: Peermark assignments are not available in our instance of turnitin. See the full ANGEL-Turnitin Instructor Manual below for details on revision assignments.

  5. Click Next Step

  6. Give your assignment a title, point value and start/end dates. The Post Date is not used in our instance of Turnitin. NOTE: Grades entered in the TurnitIn dropbox area WILL transfer to the ANGEL gradebook with the possible point values specified here. This is a new feature for 2012.


  7. In Optional Settings, make sure Allow students to see Originality reports is set to yes. NOTE: Most student originality reports are displayed in their respective Turnitin dropbox in 5 to 10 minutes. However, if the same paper is resubmitted, there is a mandatory 24 hour wait before the new originality report is displayed.

  8. Hover over the icons for all other optional settings to see the descriptions for other settings and decide the best configuration for your TurnitIn dropbox.

  9. Click Submit

  10. Hover over the icon for the new Turnitin dropbox and click Utilities, then configure access settings to set User Tracking to Everyone.

  11. Now you can access the new TurnitIn dropbox at any time by clicking on its icon under the ANGEL Lessons tab.

After receiving student submissions, click on the title of a paper to view the originality report and begin to review papers.


    (NOTE: We do not have a subscription to the GradeMark and PeerMark features of Turnitin. Please disregard these sections of the manual.)

For further assistance with Turnitin, please contact Brian Snapp or Aileen McHale.

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