Turn It In is generally understood to be a plagiarism detection service and refers to itself as a way to improve “the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.” Faculty can use the TII service when they use the Assignments tool in Sakai.
When faculty elect to use the TII service in an Assignment using the Assignment tool, student paper submissions can be compared against the TII database for originality, even checking the paper against other student’s papers, papers from other institutions, and information published on the World Wide Web. In addition faculty can interact directly with the submitted paper adding contextual comments, quickmarks, and even provide an overall voice recorded comment about the submitted work using TII’s Grademark.
Students need do nothing different from when they turn in other electronic Assignments in Sakai to have papers go through TII. When a student submits a paper to TII for the first time, they’ll receive a username and password from TII directly – which they can change. They can also (if Faculty elect) see the Originality report that Faculty themselves have access to, as well as see the Grademark information that faculty enter – after the Submission Deadline for the Assignment is passed.
Students can go directly to the Originality Report and see Grademark information without ever having to login to TII directly by clicking on the TII report icon in the course’s Assignments tool. (Circled in red below).