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Turnitin Plagiarism Prevention
Turnitin is a commercial plagiarism detection system and there are currently 3 different options available to use within Moodle.
1.9 Deep Integration
A integration written by Dan Marsden from Catalyst IT which uses existing Modules to send files to Turnitin. It has been added to the upload and uploadsingle assignment types, This integration makes changes to many core Moodle files and can be hard to install for users that don't use CVS or GIT to manage their code - it is available here: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1562 for information on the 2.0 plugins see 2.0 Turnitin plugins
Moodle Direct Plugin
The Moodle Direct Integration was developed by nlearning Ltd (now iParadigms Europe Ltd) - This module is similar to the advanced assignment type in Moodle, however it adds a range of Turnitin specific functionality. It is packaged as a stand alone activity module and supports Moodle 1.8, 1.9 and the current Moodle 2.0 preview. The current version is available as a module from [Modules and Plugins]. The key aim of the development is to represent all features of Turnitin within the Moodle workflow as and when they become exposed through the Turnitin API.
The integration works on the principle of mapping a Turnitin Assignment in Moodle with an assignment in Turnitin, once mapped all submissions made on either side are synchronised reflecting any changes on both platforms. It is therefore possible to access the assignments created using the plugin by logging in to either system. There is the option to disable emails sent out to students which means login details and welcome emails are not sent which encourages students to submit only through Moodle. GradeMark grades are represented in the Moodle gradebook and originality scores are displayed in the Moodle Turnitin Assignment Inbox.
For more detail see: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=149575
Moodle Basic Plugin
The original Assignment type developed by Iparadigms (Turnitin Development team) which is very basic and provides SSO into Turnitin, keeping the Moodle sites header, and opening their site in a frame underneath. - this means that all assignments are stored in the Turnitin system, if you canceled your Turnitin subscription, there is no way in Moodle to retrieve the files submitted.