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This spring, ITS integrated Turnitin into D2L.  Turnitin software includes an originality checker that can help students avoid plagiarism.  Turnitin also provides tools so faculty can provide detailed feedback to students about their writing. Faculty can easily employ Turnitin within their D2L dropboxes.  Both professors and students can 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, they can still instruct students to upload papers to Turnitin via D2L.

See this quick tutorial for setting up Turnitin in your D2L Dropboxes.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation