Submitting/Retrieving Work (Turnitin)

Like everything else in today’s digital culture, plagiarism has moved online. Turnitin’s Originality Check helps instructors check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world’s most accurate text comparison database. Turnitin preserves the original format of the paper allowing instructors to view the student’s original text, formatting, imagery and layout. Turnitin shows how much of the student’s paper matches content from our databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal. Matched sources from the paper appear in an easy-to-understand format revealing color-coded sources corresponding to non-original work.

Submitting Papers as a Student within Blackboard
Only instructors and students can submit papers to classes in Turnitin. Students can submit papers through either the file upload or cut and paste method. If the student has the file he or she would like to submit in an accepted file format on his or her computer, he or she can use the single file upload method.

Viewing Originality Reports within Blackboard
Instructors can view the Originality Reports for submissions to an assignment in the assignment’s inbox. This article will explain to a Blackboard user how to access and view an Originality Report. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to learn more about Originality Reports capabilities.

Accessing GradeMark within Blackboard
Instructors can mark up student papers online with GradeMark. This article explains to Blackboard users how to access GradeMark within Blackboard. This information should be used in conjunction with the other GradeMark articles listed at the bottom of the page.

Downloading and Printing a Paper in GradeMark
Papers which have been marked in GradeMark can be printed using the print icon at the bottom of the paper.

Writing a review in PeerMark
When an instructor creates a PeerMark assignment, he or she will set the assignment to either distribute papers to students automatically or allow students to choose papers to review or a combination of both. Papers will become available for review on the PeerMark assignment start date.

Reading a review in PeerMark
Students can read the peer reviews for their paper from the PeerMark assignment inbox or from within the document viewer.