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D2L refers to plagiarism detection as "originality checking." If this option is selected within a Submission folder, D2L will check all submitted files for matches in Turnitin's database of Internet sources, academic journals and publications, and student papers. Turnitin works for the following document types: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, and plain text.
Turnitin provides an overall originality score, which counts all matched text in a document, even if it is properly cited. The report will highlight match text and provide a link to the original source. Always look at the full originality report to verify plagiarism.
Note: To provide students with access to the originality scores, select Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their submission folder while customizing originality checking settings for the Submission folder.
Originality reports can take time to generate after a file has been submitted to Turnitin. Usually it only takes a few minutes, but sometimes it can take up to 24 hours.
Note: If a report indicates that a submitted file matches another submitted file in Turnitin's database,
contact FITS to obtain a copy of the file.
the Turnitin guides for more help and information.
To begin providing feedback to and evaluating student submissions within D2L, see Annotating Submissions and Evaluating All Files Submitted to a Submission Folder.