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HOW TO USE TURNITIN

1. Create User Profile (one time only)

  • Click Create Account link in the upper right corner of the Turnitin homepage (www.turnitin.com)

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  • Click on the instructor link from the Create a New Turnitin Account screen

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  • Enter your Account ID and Join Password in the appropriate fields

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  • Enter your first name, your last name and the e-mail address you would like associated with your Turnitin account (this will be your user name)

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  • Enter (and re-enter) the password you would like to use as your Turnitin login password
  • Select a secret question using the secret question pull down menu, enter an answer

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  • Review the Turnitin user agreement and click I agree and finalize user profile creation

2. Create Class

  • Click Add Class button on your homepage

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  • Enter a name and enrollment password for the class

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NOTE: The enrolment password is the password your students will use to enroll in your class. 
Pick a password that is easy for your students to remember

  • Use the date pull down menus to set the class end date

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  • Click Submit to create the class
  • A pop-up page will pop up on your homepage

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3. CREATE ASSIGNMENT

    • Click on the Class Name on the  homepage

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    • Click Add Assignment button

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    • Create a title for the assignment

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    • Set the assignment start and due dates and times using the date and time pull down menus

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    • To view the advanced assignment options click Optional Settings

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    • Click Submit to create the assignment

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4. SUBMIT PAPER

SUBMIT PAPER – STUDENT

    • Students to submit their papers in their class assignment portfolio once enrolled in your class

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    • Instructor can view the students submissions by clicking the class name, then, click View to open the assignment inbox

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SUBMIT PAPER – INSTRUCTOR

    • If you want to submit your personal papers, click View to open the assignment inbox
    • Click Submit Paper button to submit your papers

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  • Select “single file upload” from the “choose a paper submission method:” pull down menu
  • Click Browse to find the file on your computer and click Upload
  • Review the file and click Submit to finalize your submission
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This tutorial was presented during BvD and Turnitin seminar held by UNS Library. Click here for the news.

For more detailed guidance on how to use Turnitin, you may download this file: Turnitin Overview

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