New Learn plug-in for TurnItIn access

The good news is that Learn now has a new Activity type, a TurnItIn Assignment.
Unlike previous connections with the plagiarism detection service, this one has the students doing the submitting.  Staff no longer need to be individually registered for the service – Learn is registered instead.

Advantages:

  • A scaleable service, because individuals are no longer manually registered
  • Students get an emailed receipt for their submission
  • Slicker interface
  • Students can be allowed to see the Originality Report
  • Anonymous marking (if required) can be turned on from within Learn 
  • (optional) use of GradeMark online marking tools, in which case… 
  • Marks are fed back into the Learn module’s Activity Results

Disadvantages:

  • Needs a live internet connection
  • Scaling up usage increases training requirements

The bad news is that, at least in the current version, the activity does not have the usual weekly backup facility. 
This means that, for this term at least, it should not be used for summative assessments.

If you would like to use the new system, please contact Bryan Dawson (x226037, library e-Learning office) for details.
Documentation on the new system is available from the Staff Room on Learn.

Existing TurnItIn users may continue to use the current batch upload system: the new plug-in is an additional service, not a replacement service.