Turnitin is an online tool faculty can use to detect plagiarism in student essays. It checks a student essay against websites & databases and looks for matching text. Of course, if a student's "matching text" has been properly cited, it is not a case of plagiarism. For more information, see http://www.turnitin.com. Training for instructors is available on the Turnitin website. Once you have the Redeemer faculty password for Turnitin, you can create your own faculty account. Then you can add courses and assignments to Turnitin, where your students can upload their essays. For every assignment you set up on Turnitin, you will be given a separate password for your students to enter when they are ready to upload their essay. When you are setting up an assignment, you will be given the option of making the "originality report" viewable to your students (or not). If students can view the originality report, then Turnitin can be used by them as a plagiarism prevention tool. It can be used to flag any sources that they inadvertently didn't cite. For more information on how to get started with this tool, including the Redeemer faculty password, contact Marlene Power.
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