Turnitin is a Building Block (plugin) in Learn that checks students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism. Files submitted to a Turnitin assignment dropbox are compared to an ever-growing database of web pages, newspapers, journals, books, and other students' papers. Each paper’s comparison results are displayed with a color-coded chart indicating where similar blocks of text appear in Turnitin’s database.
Turnitin also includes a grading tool called GradeMark, which allows comments and feedback to be added directly to a student's submission. Instructors may also assign a grade to the student in GradeMark, which automatically flows to the Grade Center in Learn.
To set up a Turnitin assignment in your Learn course, go to the content area in which you would like to create the Turnitin assignment, and select Assessments > Turnitin Assignment. After supplying a title, you can then select options, including point values, start and end dates, and whether to allow students to see their own originality scores. To view the originality scores and assign a grade through Turnitin's GradeMark feature, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Turnitin Assignments, and click on the name of the Turnitin assignment to access the Turnitin Assignment Inbox.
For more information about Turnitin, please visit the Turnitin Help Center.