Turnitin software includes an originality checker that can help students avoid plagiarism. Turnitin also has tools so professors can provide detailed feedback to students about their writing.
Faculty can easily employ Turnitin within their D2L dropboxes. Both professors and students access Turnitin features and feedback through D2L, rather than having to login at Turnitin’s separate site. Within the D2L dropbox editor, look for the Turnitin toolset on a new tab. Even those who prefer to read and grade paper copies can still instruct students to upload papers to Turnitin via D2L.
See this quick tutorial for setting up Turnitin in your D2L Dropboxes.