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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. Always look at the full originality report to verify plagiarism. The report will highlight match text and provide a link to the original source.
Note: In order for students to access feedback provided via the Feedback Studio, students must have access to the originality scores. 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.
If a report indicates that a submitted file matches another submitted file in Turnitin's database, ask
FITS to obtain a copy of the file.
here for more guides and information about Turnitin.
To begin providing feedback to and evaluating student submissions within D2L, see the
Evaluating All Files Submitted to a Submission Folder guide.