Turnitin is an internet-based plagiarism-prevention service. Instructors and students can submit papers to the website, which checks for unoriginal content. This tool helps instructors engage students in the writing process by providing feedback that can both assess and help improve students' work. No download, registration or login is needed.
Integration With D2L: Turnitin is already integrated into Metropolitan State University's learning environment (D2L Brightspace). Instructors at Metropolitan State do not need to purchase, register or download anything.
Ease-of-Use: Enabling Turnitin within D2L is as easy as checking a box within the course in D2L. Once enabled, instructors can submit students' work for review and assessment.
Variable Feedback: Turnitin is not simply a "plagiarism detector." It also allows instructors to give targeted feedback in various ways (comments, rubrics, voice clips) to encourage their students' writing processes or to help them develop better skills in attribution, word usage and formatting styles.