Using turnitin at vsu
Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service that works with VSU's BlazeVIEW course management system. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content. (http://turnitin.com/en_us/products/originalitycheck).
Instructors who choose to use Turnitin in their classes should use it as a tool to assist students in detecting and preventing plagiarism. Using the Turnitin tool in BlazeVIEW, instructors may directly submit any student work or they can allow students to submit work themselves and receive an originality report in order to make needed corrections.
At VSU, faculty members who would like to begin using Turnitin with any of their classes should complete the ONLINE TURNITIN ORIENTATION, then REQUEST TURNITIN ACTIVATION. Once the Turnitin Activation form is processed, the Turnitin tool will be turned on for use in the requested BlazeVIEW sections. Turnitin activation must be requested each semester.
Remember that Turnitin only helps to identify passages in a student’s work that are unoriginal and provides the instructor (and the student) with an originality report. It is still up to the instructor to determine if the unoriginal work constitutes plagiarism.