Plagiarism Prevention Turnitin

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Turnitin is a commercial plagiarism detection system which requires a paid subscription to use - there are currently 3 different options available to use Turnitin in Moodle 2.0.

Plagiarism Plugin

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 Direct Plugin 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.

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Moodle Basic Plugin

This is an assignment type plugin (support for this may be dropped in 2.3 as the assignment module is planned for a rewrite) it just provides Single Sign on to the website keeping moodle in a frame at the top.

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