Using a Turnitin Drop Box

Faculty Information

A specifically designed Turnitin.com Drop Box can be placed in any Desire2Learn (D2L) course for students to submit their papers. An Originality Report will be generated for each submission, the result of comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets including billions of pages of active and archived Internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens of thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications. The sources for the latter include AcademicOne File, Emerald, ABC-Clio, Sage e-Reference, and CrossRef.

Many faculty members are currently using it as a help in editing papers. Faculty are registering their classes, setting up assignments and giving students time to submit drafts of their papers. Students then have an opportunity to redo their papers before submitting them to their professors at the final due date. This is a powerful demonstration to students that faculty do indeed care about the quality of their papers and the students' credibility.

Faculty may submit single individual papers to Turnitin without using a D2L interface.  For assistance with this, please contact Kevin Norris, 570-941-4000 or kevin.norris@scranton.edu.

Using a Turnitin Dropbox Instructor Tutorial

For further assistance with Turnitin, please contact Brian Snapp at 570-941-4040 or Aileen McHale at 570-941-4365.

For more information about Turnitin, go to their Web site: http://turnitin.com


Student Information

Using a Turnitin Dropbox Student Tutorial

Student Tutorial - Using a Turnitin Dropbox (PDF)

If you have any problems submitting an assignment to a Turnitin dropbox (.doc or .docx file only) please call Brian Snapp at 570-941-4040 between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM ET Monday-Friday.

NOTE: Most 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.