Turnitin

Guidelines for Turnitin use

Please click here for instructions and step by step guide

Step 1.

Unregistered faculty members (that is members not having Turnitin Account already) should forward their name and email address to info_library@gimpa.edu.gh

Step 2.

A Turnitin registration invitation (such as the one below) will be sent to your email address. Click on the Get Started Button from your Turnitin welcome email.

Step 3.

You will be directed to a quick 4-step introduction to Turnitin, with useful guidance to introduce you to class and assignment creation, as well as how to add students to your class. At the bottom of Turnitin’s Getting Started page, click the Create Password button to access Turnitin’s account setup pages.

Step 4.

To create your password, enter your email address (it must be the same email address to which your Turnitin welcome email was sent), along with your last name or family name. Click Next to continue.

 Step 5.

Turnitin will send you an email to validate your account, with the subject: Set up your Turnitin Account. Return to your email inbox, ensuring you check your email client’s spam or junk folder as well, for this email.

Step 6.

Follow the instructions in your email to finish setting up your Turnitin account. This will direct you back to Turnitin’s account set up pages. Click on here (blue colour) and enter and confirm your new password

Step 7.

Your password must be between 6 and 12 characters, containing at least one letter and one number.

Click the Create Password button to finish the account setup process. Alternatively, click Cancel to abort.

Step 8.

Your account setup is now complete; an email will also be sent to confirm this setup. You have to log in to Turnitin to set your security question and answer and start using the service. Click on Log in Now link.

Step 9.

Using your email address and newly created password, enter into the login fields provided.

Step 10.

After login, you have the opportunity to amend your name and email address, should any of the information entered was incorrect. Alternatively, click the Next button to continue.

Step 11.

Click the I Agree – Continue button to accept Turnitin’s user agreement and enter the Turnitin service. Alternatively, click I Disagree – Logout.

 

  1. TO START USING TURNITIN

You must first log in!

Step 1.

Go to www.turnitin.com

Step 2.

At the top right hand side of the Turnitin homepage, click on the Log in button.

Step 3.

Enter the email address and password associated with the Instructor user account and click on the Log in button.

  1. CREATING A CLASS

Step 1.

On the Instructor’s homepage, click on + Add Class.

Step 2.

Fill in the Class name, Enrollment key (should be five digit numbers), Subject area(s) (auto select), Student age(s) (auto select), Class start date (current date), Class end date (expected submission date), and click submit.

Step 3.

The next page is the Class Creation Success page. It displays the Class ID and the Enrollment key. Share the Class ID and the Enrollment Key with your students and they will use it to join the class after they create their account.

Step 4.

Click on Continue to take you to the class student roster page.

Step 5.

Click the Home button, on the top left-hand side corner, to return to your home page.

Step 6.

You have created a class and ready to Add an Assignment.

  1. CREATING AN ASSIGNMENT

Step 1.

On your homepage, click on the class you would like to create an assignment for eg. Information Systems

Step 2.

Click on Add Assignment button on your top right-hand corner

Step 3.

Select your assignment type, i.e. Paper Assignment or Revision Assignment and click Next Step 

Step 4.

Fill in the Assignment title, always check Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for similarity, start date (the date the assignment starts) and due date (final submission date) and click on Optional Settings.

Step 5.

Tick all the necessary instructions provided and under Submit papers to: select no repository if you don’t want to save the paper to Turnitin’s central repository or if the paper is in progress. Select standard paper repository if you want to save the paper to Turnitin’s repository or the paper is generally accepted to be saved in the central database. Paper submitted to standard paper repository takes a long process to be deleted. It is therefore advisable to submit paper in  progress to no repository. Then click on submit.

  1. ENROLLING STUDENTS

Students must be enrolled in a class to submit papers, access grades, or access peer reviewed assignments. Students can self-enroll by creating a user profile using the class ID number and class enrollment key. Faculty can also enroll students in a class one by one or by uploading a list of e-mails and student names.

If you choose to add students to the class directly, each student added to the class will be automatically e-mailed and provided with instructions on how to create their account password. If the e-mail entered when adding a student is not valid, the student will not receive an e-mail. So, students who do not possess valid e-mail addresses must enroll themselves using the class ID and enrollment key.

 

  1. FACULTY ENROLLING STUDENTS MANUALLY

Faculty as an Instructor, may add students individually to the class by providing first name, last name, and e-mail address for the student. A welcome e-mail will be sent to the student being added to the class.

If the email address provided already exists on a user profile on Turnitin, the student welcome e-mail indicates, the student has been added to a class as a student.

If the e-mail address provided by the faculty has never been used to create a Turnitin profile before, a new user welcome e-mail is sent. The student is provided with a temporary password for logging into Turnitin to complete the user profile.

To invite students;

Step 1.

From the class homepage click on the students tab to open the student list for the class

Step 2.

Click on the add student button

Step 3.

Enter the required information – the student first name, last name, and email address.

Step 4.

Click submit to enroll the student. A welcome email will be sent to the student.

 

  1. FACULTY ENROLLING STUDENTS ELECTRONICALLY

Faculty may upload students using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Plain text. The first name, last name, and email address for each student must be provided. Once the student is ready.

Step 1.

On Turnitin’s class homepage, click on the students tab.

Step 2.

Click on the upload student list button.

Step 3.

Click on the Choose File button and locate the file containing the student list on your computer.

Step 4.

Click Upload List to upload the student file.

Step 5.

The student list will be displayed. Check the displayed list for errors. To submit this list, click yes, submit. If you find any errors, or the incorrect file was selected, choose no, go back and make the necessary changes or select a different file.

Step 6.

Once yes, submit has been selected the final screen will display the newly enrolled list of student users. To return to the class student page, click the return to students link on the top right-hand corner.

Step 7.

As soon as students are added to a class a confirmation email is sent to the email address provided. If the student has an existing user profile, the confirmation email contains only notification of the new class enrollment.

 Step 8.

Invited students must click on Log in Now to start the registration process.

Step 9.

Login by providing your recognized email address and a password containing alphabets and numbers (password should not be more than 12 characters and less than 6 characters) and click on Login.

Step 10.

On Turnitin End-User License Agreement page, click on I Agree –Finish Profile.

Step 11.

Students can login and send their assignment or class work to their lecturer if correctly registered.

 

  1. FACULTY ENROLLING STUDENTS USING CLASS ID AND ENROLLMENT KEY

Step 1.

Go to Turnitin.com and click on Create Account on your top right-hand corner.

Step 2.

On Create a User Profile page, click on Student.

Step 3.

Provide the Class ID and Class Enrollment Key numbers provided by the lecturer, and fill in all the necessary spaces provided and click on I Agree –Create Profile.

Step 4.

Start submitting your assignment and class work to your lecturer.

 

  1. TURNING-IN STUDENTS’ WORK

Step 1.

On the instructor’s homepage, click on the name of the class created

Step 2.

Click on View

Step 3.

On the assignment homepage, click on Submit File.

Step 4.

Fill in the First name, Last name and Submission title. Then click Choose from this computer if you have the file on your desktop or documents. You can also choose from Dropbox or Google Drive. Then click on Upload.

Step 5.

After uploading, click on Confirm, then later, click on Go to assignment inbox.

Step 6.

After confirmation, click on Go to assignment inbox

Step 7.

Wait till the similarity column becomes colour-coded and the percentage assigned to it.

Step 8.

Click on the coloured portion to generate a breakdown of all the sources of similarities.

Step 9.

Click on the similarity percentage to generate a match overview

 If the colour code comes out to be red for example, it means the submitter simply lifted passages from other people’s works and presented them. The match overview then shows the lifted passages which are consequently coloured in red and the percentage is indicated (100%), also in red. The example below shows passages copied, verbatim, from www.ghanaweb.com :

 

NOTE

Students can also send their work to the library’s email address info_library@gimpa.edu.gh for the work to be turned-in and results forwarded to them for further corrections and modifications.