Description: The following article mainly has the topic about turnitin login, in which the author will show you how to submit assignments, how to read the originality report and how you will get more comprehensive feedback through Turnitin.com.
This is Mr. Flynn, this article is to show you how to use Turnitin as a student and how to upload your assignments, I will also show you what it looks like and after you upload your assignment what you see, the first thing you have to do is to log in.
You log in at the top, type in your username and your password, you hit enter or click sign in, what I see is an instructor, I’m going to switch over to student view, this is what you see, normally you will only see one or two classes here.
I have a whole bunch of classes on here, but you’ll probably see one maybe two, for this you are going to click on your class, let’s assume that you’re in period one, you would click here and ignore those tests assignments, that’s something I did to test some things out.
You’re looking for a college essay rough draft, if you look over to the right and you hover over this, it’ll give you some assignment instructions, you can see from this one, you can submit late, you will obviously lose points but you can still do it, it will physically allow you to do it, you can also resubmit.
Next to it if there’s a rubric, you can see it, I don’t have a rubric for this assignment, there will be a rubric for the final draft, if you’re not in my class, another instructor might upload a rubric for you, you can see it by clicking here, if we look to the right a little bit, you will see the start date which is the first date when you can start uploading your assignment.
You will see the due date which is when it’s due, for me I will always make it due when the bell rings for your class, other people might make it different times, make sure you double check on that, the post date is when you’re going to be able to see the grades that you do or the feedback that we give you.
You’ll always be able to see your originality report within 5 or 10, where do I submit my assignment? Look for the big blue button that says submit, you click on it, there are a couple of things you can do, you can do single file upload which is what you’ll normally do. You can also cut and paste.
If for some reason it’s not uploading, you can cut and paste into that, this is what it looks like down here, you paste it in that box, your first name and last name should auto populate into those fields, but you should double check, make sure it’s your actual name, so I can tell who it is.
In your submission title you can put college essay or you can put an actual title, I’ll be able to see your title there, you can see some things here, for example it has to be less than 20 megabytes or 400 pages, if you’re going over that for my class and I do not know what you’re doing, you do a variety of formats, you click Choose file.
I’m going to upload something that’s a regular text file, I click OK or you can double click on it, click upload, if you mess up, you can cancel and go back, hit upload, it starts to upload, green means good, now we’re on step 2, you have not uploaded your paper yet, you’re only on step 2, there are three steps.
This will give you a preview, it will not give you the entire paper, it will give you a paragraph or two, you need to make sure that the formatting is going to be stripped out, don’t worry about that, if it’s not right, you can go back, that little red line down there returns to last page, it tells you some information.
Click Submit, this would normally take a while, it didn’t take too long for me because I’d already submitted this before for practice, here is your digital receipt, you will also get one emailed to you, make sure that your email is accurate or else you’re not going to be able to get that digital receipt if you ever need it.
It’ll only have the first page on here, there are five pages and I only see one, it tells you at the top that it will only be one page but a lot of people missed that and a lot of people start worrying and getting upset, at this point I’m going to go back to instructor page, I’m going to show you some stuff here.
You can now see what it looks like, for me I can see all these classes, someone is from last year, you don’t have to worry about most of the stuff on here, I can show you what I see when you upload your assignment, I’m going to go to block one or a period one.
There’s that assignment, I see a rough draft, it is uploaded, but I’m going to click on the other one, so I can show you some stuff with the originality report, this is what we get to in the end, when you go to look at your assignment, it will look like this, I’ll show you what it looks like exactly at the end, but this is the first thing I see.
You notice all the blue on the left, that’s a grade mark, this is where I’m going to grade what you did, I’ll show you how that works in a second, let’s look at originality, don’t worry about this error message, originality is checked, it’s read, as I scroll down we have a sentence 2003 following the terrorist attacks of September 11th on United States soil.
How many different ways can you say that? It’s not too surprising that this is getting flagged as something that somebody else said as well, it’s clear that that’s not plagiarism, that’s a coincidence of the same words in the same order.
If you have four sentences like that all in a row, then we’re going to start looking at that, let’s scroll down a little bit, this is another example, the other one and another one are all back to back with no citation, that would indicate that what the student probably did is that they probably paraphrased probably incorrectly because there’s no citation, it’s not paraphrasing, you can’t copy three or four sentences, change a couple words and call it paraphrasing.
We’ll talk about that when we get to the research paper a little bit later in the year, this is what plagiarism looks like when you copy and paste directly, what I did to test this is that I uploaded a document, then I uploaded it again after I copied and pasted something of the internet, you can see that it’s very clearly plagiarism.
It’s an entire paragraph, there’s no citation, there are no quotation marks, it is clear what’s going on here, the student copied and pasted the whole thing, this is cut-and-dry slam dunk, there is no argument against this one, if I click here, I can see this highlighted portion in context of the original source.
The red is highlighted with black on the top and the bottom is the context, I can also check the full source if I click the top right of this box where it says full source, I can see the entire article if I want to, something like this happens, it’s easy to find.
It might not be the same exact source that the person copied from other places because stuff gets passed around the internet, but I can still prove definitely this is not your idea, let’s go down a little bit, this is an actual quotation, you can see the quotation marks.
It’s not surprising that this is all highlighted it should be, Dostoevsky wrote this, I gave him credit up there, that’s the page number, the citation is fine, this is perfectly fine, this is not plagiarism even though the entire sentence is highlighted, this is not a problem at all.
Scroll down a little bit more, below that we see another sentence, it’s exactly the same thing, it’s not plagiarism, there’s no problem, everything’s fine, we don’t have to worry about this, it is not like up above where there was no citation.
Scroll down a little bit more, hopefully you recognize that this is a blockquote, double indent, there’s a page number according to Mikulski, Mikulski is the author, I know who wrote this, everything’s fine here, it doesn’t need quotation marks, that’s the formatting.
It is not a surprise that this entire thing is highlighted, that is perfectly fine, everything’s good, everybody’s happy, there is no plagiarism, there are no bad things, this is what your originality report looks like, you will be able to see this for yourself.
About five minutes after you upload it, if you go back to where you click submit, look at view, you’ll be able to see your originality report for yourself, that is what your originality report looks like, again you see the same thing that we see, we don’t get any type of special features for this section.
Something to know is that you can only get a new one every 24 hours, if you upload a couple of times, it’s not going to work for you, you’ll only get one every 24 hours, don’t keep trying to upload different things and expecting six originality reports.
Grade mark is what we see when we grade your paper, for the sake of discussion there’s a comma splice here, all I do is to highlight it, over on the right I click comma splice, you can see below it says comma splice, I know what that is, I click that, you see all the information you get when you highlight.
When you hover over that blue CS, you will see all that stuff, it tells you what a comma splice is, it tells you how to fix it, it gives you a lot of information, I can also make a regular comment by highlighting and clicking here, in this case I’m telling you that you are awesome.
I can change the text, you might have different text colors, that’s a way for me to make another comment to you, when you log on, you’ll be able to see all those comments, I can also make an entire paper comment, in this case I’m commenting on your paper as a whole.
This would be the equivalent of when your teacher writes a few sentences at the end of the paper, I would type that there, you would see it on your paper, I can also leave you a voice comment, I haven’t done that yet, if I attach a rubric to it, I can also click the rubric here.
You won’t see any of this but you’ll be able to see the rubric for yourself, you’ll be able to see how you’re scored, it makes it easy for me to change up there, that’s nice, I can get this done quickly, I can get this back to you much sooner, I can give you much better feedback.
That’s something that makes me happy as a teacher, hopefully it makes you happy as a student because you don’t have to wait too long for your stuff, you’ll get better feedback that will help you, I’m going to close that out, I’m going to go back to the student mode because I want to show you what it’s going to look like for you when you look at your assignment.
If I click on View, I can view my assignment, it looks very similar, it’s almost exactly the same, you get to see your comments, the original report is exactly the same, you and I see the same thing when it comes to that, you hover over grade mark, you can see the comments I made, you can see the little quick marks I have for you.
You can see all these at the bottom, you could print it out, you can do all sorts of stuff if there is a general comment you see on the right, the voice comment would be somewhere over there, I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it, that is Turnitin.com.
Hopefully that gives you a brief overview of what it looks like, what you’ll see, how to upload and how to check yourself afterwards, if you have any trouble, send me an email, leave a comment, I’ll try to answer them as as well as I can, thanks for reading, have a great day and enjoy uploading your assignments to Turnitin.