In this video we will demonstrate how to add a
TurnItIn drop box to the eLearning course. The
TurnItIn instance is known as an LTI which is a “Learning tools interoperability”.
Which is a third party connection to the learning management system platform. As you build a TurnItIn dropbox in your course. You can use the “Add an Assignment” feature which is the basic format assignment. Let’s get started. Adding that TurnItIn LTI to your
course, you want to click the “Coursework” link on the left navigation bar. And we are going to
scroll down to the unit which you would like to
add the TurnItIn assignment. You can click the “Add an Assignment” link. And for this particular TurnItIn dropbox we are going to click the basic format. You have probably come quite familiar with this layout which, is the basic format “coursework”. I am going to type in a name for this assignment. I am going to place it in the current unit. It is a required assignment and I am going to leave it as a assessment. You would probably want to put it in the particular gradebook type assigned for a research paper or whatever you’re using the TurnItIn dropbox for the originality report. I am going to select a due date as of today, I am going to keep the “Hide his assignment from all my calendar feeds” unchecked. I’m going to open it now. And it is a graded assignment out of 100 points. And grade will be available as soon as it is graded. In step two here is where the magic begins. Simply click the “Step two:” option. Let’s look at the step two basic assignment options for this basic format assignment. Under the learning tool intigration in this case, the TurnItIn LTI. where going to click the drop down arrow, and select TurnItIn. Were going to scroll down and were going to click “Step Three:” You become familiar with this as well. The description is what shows at all times when the assignment is visible. And then under the instructions area you would type the instructions for this research paper. Click the “Save your assignment”. When you scroll down to the instance of where the assignment has been added. Notice the assignment research paper number one. We are going to into the research paper number one. We will want to click the more drop down area. And we scroll down to the bottom. We look at the instructions and we want to launch the learning tool. Notice the interface has loaded. We have the assignment inbox of course no one has submitted. But, we want to click the “Settings button”. The title is research paper number one . The grade is 100 points. The instructions are to use the TurnItIn. The “Start Date” is today at 6:03 AM. Do we allow submissions of any file type?, you can select “yes” or “no”. Refer to the TurnItIn faculty guide as to what particular file types are accepted whether that’s a PDF, word document, or other. The due date is today, July 2016. at 23:55. We want to select the icon to select the feedback when it’s released. Feedback is released after the due date and time which is July 15 at 11:55 PM. Put the July 16 date at midnight. The “Optional Settings” you want to allow late submissions, “yes” or “no”. You can compare and submit papers against the following sources. I have selected all three. Here is where you want to pay close attention. The originality report generation and resubmissions. There are three options. Generate reports immediately, (resubmissions are not allowed), generate reports immediately (resubmissions are allowed until the due date), and then generate reports on the due date. With the originality report, I think it’s in our best interest to allow the students to submit multiple times. I allow resubmissions that are allowed until the due date. These resubmissions override the previous. So a highly encourage you to select that option. Exclude bibliographic materials from similarity index for all papers. I select “No”. Exclude quoted materials “No”. Exclude small matches “No”. Allow students to view originality reports. By default it’s selected as “No”. I click “yes” to allow them to look at the originality report. Also “Submissions to this assignment will be stored in:” click the drop down box. You can select the “Standard Paper Repository” which actually adds this paper or submission from the student into the TurnItIn paper repository. So either you can select the “Do not store” or “Standard Paper Repository”. I am going to click the “Do not store”. “Add Peermark” assignments meaning students can do a peer review of the other students papers. At this point I am going to select “No”. We will do another video regarding how the “PeerMark” assignment works. You can attach a rubric to this assignment. This particular research paper I’ve added a “Journal Article Review” rubric. If you’ve not added a rubric to TurnItIn you can launch the “Rubric manager”. Create criteria for different types paper assignments that you have. You can share those with other faculty. These rubrics follow you as a faculty member. And you can assign those respective criterion and point scales to any type of paper. You can store as many rubrics as you like. Big thing here is the “Enable Grammar Checking” using the e-rater technology. This allows you to use that feature to assess the students paper. Subject verb agreement, grammar, spelling, all of the different areas that you find in the research papers where students need assistance and enhance their writing skills. There is a select ETS handbook. There is an advanced, high school level, middle school, elementary, or English Learner. I would expect you would select the advanced setting. The dictionary for spelling, you would want to check the U.S. English dictionary. And the categories enabled by default grammar, usage, mechanics, style are the normal default settings. I would suggest checking the spelling setting. At the bottom “Would you like to save these options as your default for the future assignment?”. Select “yes” here. This will keep the settings for the next TurnItIn dropbox that you create and you will have to go back through the settings although it is a good idea to check to see if all those settings are set. Click the “Submit button” and everything has been set and it is now ready for students to submit their research papers . Thank you.