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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Turnitin.

Turnitin Plagiarism Prevention

Turnitin is a commercial plagiarism detection system and there are currently 3 different options available to use within Moodle.

Plagiarism Prevention Plugins(Moodle 2.0)

A new Plagiarism Prevention plugin system is available in Moodle 2.0 written by Dan Marsden from Catalyst IT which allows existing Modules to "call" the plagiarism service. It has been added to the upload and uploadsingle assignment types, but eventually support will be added to other areas. This is a generic plugin system and other Plagiarism products will be added in future. An older more limited version of this plugin for Moodle 1.9 is available here: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1562

Moodle Direct Plugin

The Moodle Direct Integration has been 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.