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Turnitin.com

Turnitin.com is made available for faculty use through the Office of Academic Affairs. Online Turnitin training sessions are offered every month, and schedules for training will be posted on this page. Faculty who use Turnitin via Blackboard may find these sessions helpful in addressing questions regarding Turnitin assignment options and features, including:

  • Turnitin WriteCycle’s Originality Checking, which allows educators to check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students’ academic integrity.
  • GradeMark, which is Turnitin WriteCycle’s innovative paperless grading tool, a time-saving alternative to traditional pen and paper grading, making it easy for instructors to give students the valuable, time-sensitive feedback that is essential for building quality writing skills.
  • Turnitin WriteCycle’s patented Peer Review system, which gives instructors the ability to create Peer Review assignments that students use to evaluate and learn from one another’s work. These assignments provide a unique and valuable framework for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills.

For questions about Turnitin or Turnitin training, contact capd@latech.edu or call 2912.

Special On-Line Presentation:

“Plagiarism in the Digital Age: What’s Happening on College Campuses Today?”

In April, Turnitin, iThenticate, plagiarism.org, and iParadigms sponsored a special webinar on “Plagiarism in the Digital Age: What’s Happening on College Campuses Today?” This webinar is now available free of charge through our Turnitin license, and can be accessed by clicking the link below. It may require you to download some software to view it (a license will download with it ), but it is an easy process.

The webinar lasts about an hour (and you don’t have to view it all in one sitting), and the four speakers address a variety of topics including why students cheat, how they cheat, how to prevent it, how to catch it, how to change attitudes about cheating, how to deal with and prevent cheating in online classes, and much more. If you have the time, you may want to watch this thought-provoking program.