What is Turnitin?

Turnitin (Dropbox Originality Checking) enables instructors to monitor dropbox folders and identify potential cases of plagiarism by automatically comparing submissions to an online database of original content. Instructors can then view Originality Reports which highlight key areas, show a breakdown of matching sources, and provide direct links to the matching content.

How is Turnitin applied in learning environments?

For information on how UW-Stout instructors are using Turnitin, please see Kate Thomas' presentation, Promoting Academic Integrity: Tools and Strategies.

The Faculty Senate reviewed suggested language for instructors to include on syllabi which can be found here.

Is Turnitin supported by UW-Stout?

Because Turnitin is a third-party application integrated within Learn@UW-Stout (D2L), we offer minimal technical support. General questions about how to use and incorporate Turnitin may be directed to the Center for Applied Ethics.



Get It Here

Contact Learn@uwstout.edu.

For a basic overview and training, contact the Center for Applied Ethics at 715-232-5184 or 715-232-5185.



Required Skill Level: Beginner
Benefits: Plagarism detection
Challenges: Technical support is limited; once enabled in a course, cannot be disabled.


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