Category: Turnitin

Changes to Turnitin for New Users

Turnitin has discontinued the use of join keys to set up new accounts to prevent misuse (not at Leeward).

Dear Customer,

Turnitin has been recently investigating suspected misuse of our originality checking services. We identified a small number of fraudulent users exploiting legitimate customer accounts for their own use.

We want to assure you that, although misuse accounts accessed our platform without permission from Turnitin or the institutions that we serve, no customer data has been lost or compromised as a result of this unauthorized access.

This change does not impact faculty already using Turnitin or their students. New users should contact Wayde Oshiro to request an account. Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu

Instructors are encouraged to trial Turnitin during the Faculty Senate’s pilot project to assess the demand for a subscription-based, plagiarism detection platform at Leeward. Support for Turnitin comes from campus innovation funds awarded to the Faculty Senate in 2017. The pilot project ends summer 2019.

Helping Our Students Avoid Plagiarism

Turnitin.com is the most widely used plagiarism detection platform in higher education and it is available to all faculty and lecturers at Leeward.

On October 16, 2018, self-enrollment was discontinued. Please email Wayde Oshiro to request an account. Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu

New users can view a recording of a webinar for Leeward faculty recorded on November 11, 2017. This video provides an in-depth overview of the Turnitin.com platform, various tools, and their functionality: https://youtu.be/VcNcpRmng_s

Note: This video is unedited and is approximately 80 minutes long.

 

A quickstart guide with instructions (creating classes and new assignments, submitting papers, etc.) and short instructional videos are found at https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/01_Quick_Start_Guide

For assistance with setting up your Turnitin account, please contact Wayde Oshiro, Leeward Turnitin administrator. Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu

Support for Turnitin.com comes from campus Innovation Funds awarded to the Faculty Senate in 2017. This is the second year of a 2-year pilot project to gauge the need for a subscription-based platform like Turnitin at Leeward.

Revised 10/16/18: Removed self-enrollment directions.

Turnitin Workshop on Friday, February 2nd

The upcoming TGIF workshop will focus on Turnitin. Learn how to create an account, set up a classroom, input students, create assignments, and more.

What: There will be an overview of TurnItIn, and a TurnItIn representative will answer questions via Skype.

When: Friday, February 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: BE-102

Why: Learn how technology can be used to support student writing and stop plagiarism.

Panelist:  Ryan Miller, TurnItIn representative

Moderators:  Frances Won, Kelly Kennedy, and Ann Inoshita, TGIF Committee

Refreshments will be provided.

Turnitin is Live

Turnitin.com is available to all faculty and lecturers this semester. To begin using Turnitin, please self-enroll at turnitin.com

  1. Click “Create Account” in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  2. If you have not used Turnitin before, click “Instructor” under “Create a New Account.”
  3. Enter the Account ID and Join Key that is found in the lccfaculty-l email sent to all Leeward faculty and lecturers in late December 2017. Search your email inbox for the subject line: Join Turnitin 
    1. If you did not receive this email, contact the Leeward Turnitin administrator. See the end of this post for details.
  4. Then enter your user information and acknowledge the user agreement.
  5. Your Turnitin.com account is ready to use.

New users should view a recording of a webinar for Leeward faculty conducted on November 11, 2017. This video provides an in-depth overview of the Turnitin.com platform, various tools, and their functionality: https://youtu.be/VcNcpRmng_s

Note: This video is unedited, and it is over 80 minutes long.

A quickstart guide with instructions (creating classes and new assignments, submitting papers, etc.) and short instructional videos are found at https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/01_Quick_Start_Guide

For assistance with setting up your Turnitin account, please contact Wayde Oshiro, Leeward Turnitin administrator. Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu

Workshops will be offered in Spring 2018 to assist faculty with using Turnitin.com. A workshop schedule will be announced soon.

Support for Turnitin comes from Innovation Funds awarded to the Faculty Senate in 2017. The Faculty Senate will be conducting a survey at the end of the Spring 2018 semester to evaluate the success of this initiative.

Turnitin Testers Wanted

In May 2017 the Faculty Senate procured the funding for access to Turnitin.com, a web platform used to provide feedback, assess work, and check for plagiarism in student writing.  Funding for the $20,328 annual license came about through a Faculty Senate application for Innovation Funds.

As Leeward’s Turnitin site administrator, I am seeking instructors interested in testing the functionality and use of the tool and helping me to configure the platform for the campus. Testing will occur this semester. The vendor will offer a one-time web-based training for us.  I will work with volunteer testers to schedule training in the coming weeks.

Turnitin campuswide rollout is scheduled for Spring 2018. More information about open enrollment and training opportunities will be shared with the campus at a later date.

As a Turnitin Tester, you agree to:

  • Start exploring and using Turnitin this Fall;
  • Attend the web-based training;
  • Attend one meeting this semester to share feedback;
  • Help plan and facilitate at least one training workshop in Spring 2018;
  • Help assess the effectiveness of Turnitin through a survey or other method of assessment in Spring 2018.

If you’re interested in serving as a Turnitin Tester this Fall, please email me at waydeo@hawaii.edu.