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[[Image:Turnitin_admin.gif|thumb|Turnitin administration]]
 
Location: ''Administration > Plugins > Plagiarism Prevention > Turnitin''
 
  
==Activation of your Turnitin Account==
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==Turnitin==
# obtain a Turnitin Subscription from [http://www.turnitin.com www.turnitin.com]
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Turnitin is a commercial plagiarism detection system which requires a paid subscription to use - there are currently 2 different options available to use within Moodle 2.0.
# Email your Turnitin Account rep or the Turnitin helpdesk and paste this text into the e-mail:
 
  Please manually enable my Turnitin account to use SRC=14 to allow the use of the Turnitin Plagiarism plugin for 2.0 written by Dan Marsden from Catalyst IT.
 
If you have seen previous Turnitin integrations/plugins you will know that there is an interface that allows you to enable the Open API, Basic, Direct API plugins for Moodle in your Turnitin Administration screen - unfortunately none of these options work with the new Plagiarism plugin for Moodle 2.0
 
==Installation of the plugin ==
 
=== Installation using Git ===
 
from the root of your install:
 
  git clone git://github.com/danmarsden/moodle-plagiarism_turnitin.git plagiarism/turnitin
 
then add plagairism/turnitin to your .gitignore
 
Visit the Admin > Notifications page in Moodle to trigger the upgrade scripts
 
=== Installation using a Zip file ===
 
Download the zip:
 
https://github.com/danmarsden/moodle-plagiarism_turnitin/zipball/master
 
or the tar.gz:
 
https://github.com/danmarsden/moodle-plagiarism_turnitin/tarball/master
 
  
Then Extract these files into a new folder under /plagiarism/turnitin and visit the Admin > Notifications page in Moodle to trigger the upgrade scripts
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===Plagiarism Prevention Plugins===
==Global Configuration of Turnitin==
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A [[Plagiarism Prevention]] plugin written by [http://moodle.org/user/view.php?id=21591&course=5 Dan Marsden] from [http://www.catalyst.net.nz 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 Moodle modules. This is a generic plugin system and other Plagiarism products are also available preventing an institution from being "locked in" to a Plagiarism Tool vendor.
# Ensure Admin > Server > Environment indicates you have curl installed
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*[[Plagiarism Prevention Turnitin Settings|Turnitin Installation and Settings]]
# Go to Admin > Advanced Features find the setting “Enable plagiarism plugins” - make sure the box is ticked. [[File:Enableplagiarism.png]]
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*[[Plagiarism Prevention Using Turnitin|Using Turnitin]]
# in the page Admin > Modules > Activities > Turnitin set the following:
 
## Tick the box "Use Turnitin Submission"
 
## Enter your Turnitin Account ID
 
## Enter your Turnitin Secret Key as obtained from your Turnitin Account Rep
 
## Elect whether to send students an e-mail to allow them to login to the turnitin.com site to view their submissions (this isn't necessary, and will likely cause your students more confusion, as all the information available in the website is available from your moodle site.) - even if no e-mail is sent, students can visit turnitin.com and use the forgotten password functionality on the turnitin site to get their password sent via e-mail. Admins can disable this by adding a prefix to all email accounts created - see below for details.
 
## Set the Student Disclosure statement. - this is displayed to all students on the upload screen to notify them that the Turnitin system is in use.
 
  
==Configuration of Turnitin inside Moodle Activity Modules==
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===Moodle Direct Plugin===
===Assignment Module===
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The [[Turnitin's Moodle Direct Integration|Moodle Direct Integration]] was developed by [http://www.nlearning.co.uk nlearning Ltd] (now iParadigms Europe Ltd) - This is a standalone Moodle module that is similar to the advanced assignment type, however it adds a range of Turnitin specific functionality. The current version is available from [[http://www.moodle.org/modules 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.  
(currently only available with the advanced file upload and single upload types)
 
* Create a new Assignment within your course.
 
* Enable Turnitin Submission
 
  
==Advanced Configuration==
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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.
The ability to enable/disable Turnitin within a Moodle module such as an assignment is managed using a capability that is by default given to all managers and editing teachers on the site. If you want to force all assignments on your site to use Turnitin and prevent your teachers from changing these settings you can set the defaults above and then remove the capability “moodle/plagiarism_turnitin:enable” from your teacher roles.
 
  
You can also use this capability to selectively allow certain teachers to use Turnitin by setting the default above “Enable Turnitin” to “No” - and giving the capabiltiy “moodle/plagiarism_urkund:enable” only to the teachers you want to be able to use Turnitin
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For more detail see: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=149575
 
 
==Debugging==
 
* when testing the turnitin integration you should make sure debugging is turned on, as it will provide information regarding the process.
 
* error codes recieved from the turnitin API are also logged in the mdl_tii_files table, so you can view issues with a production system.
 
* each file that is going to be submitted to turnitin is added to the table mdl_tii_files - the field tiicode gives the "status" of the file, - there are 3 "good" states for this field:
 
# "pending" - this is a new file that has been uploaded to an activity module, and needs to be submitted to Turnitin (will happen next time cron runs)
 
# "51" - this is the turnitin API code for Successful upload - this means the file has been uploaded to Turnitin and we are waiting on an originality score,
 
# "success" - this is a file that has been submitted, and a score has been provided for it.
 
Any other response code in this field indicates an error state, see the [[Turnitin errors]] page for a complete list of codes.
 
<math>Insert formula here</math>
 

Revision as of 01:43, 6 July 2011

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Turnitin

Turnitin is a commercial plagiarism detection system which requires a paid subscription to use - there are currently 2 different options available to use within Moodle 2.0.

Plagiarism Prevention Plugins

A Plagiarism Prevention plugin 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 Moodle modules. This is a generic plugin system and other Plagiarism products are also available preventing an institution from being "locked in" to a Plagiarism Tool vendor.

Moodle Direct Plugin

The Moodle Direct Integration was developed by nlearning Ltd (now iParadigms Europe Ltd) - This is a standalone Moodle module that is similar to the advanced assignment type, however it adds a range of Turnitin specific functionality. The current version is available 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