UNI eLearning Suite

Turnitin

UNI has an agreement with iParadigms, LLC that permits campus-wide utilization of their Turnitin products:

Originality Check: Allows instructors to easily detect potential plagiarism on any student paper by comparing it against the world's largest comparison database; and more importantly, offers outstanding resources for educating students on plagiarism and properly citing references.
GradeMark: Online grading tool that saves instructors time and provides richer student feedback with marks directly on student assignments via easy drag-and-drop editing marks, voice comments, and rubrics.
PeerMark: Facilitates peer review so that students can evaluate each other's work and learn from their classmates via tools that automate assignment distribution, allow for anonymous reviews, and options for instructor questions to guide the peer reviews.

Recommendation for Syllabus

We recommend that you add the following to your syllabus if you are using Turnitin in your course.

"Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin.com site."

It is further recommended that you include a link to UNI's Student Academic Ethics Policy.

Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn
“I use Turnitin to review major assignments in both my online and face-to-face classes, and have done so for eight or more years. Using Turnitin allows me to better educate my students about ethics, plagiarism, and writing skills. Turnitin.com easily identifies lower-level plagiarism, such as mistakes in proper citation format, as well as incidents of higher-level plagiarism, such as copying paragraphs or a page of material from other sources. I use these initial mistakes as learning opportunities to remind students of their ethical responsibilities, and to help them build their writing skills as university students.” - Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, UNI Faculty Member