Posted by Chris Carrillo
You can obtain a similarity report from Turnitin for a paper on an ad-hoc basis using the “Quick Submit” function at Turnitin.com
To check a paper outside of Blackboard, log in directly at http://turnitin.com and then use the “Quick Submit” option.
Here are the steps:
- Go directly to http://turnitin.com and click the “login” option at the top right. If you have never logged in directly before, click the “Forgot your password?” link and then provide your email address and last name, and Turnitin will sent you a reset link so you can set your password for the first time.
- Once you are logged in, use these instructions to activate the “Quick Submit” option, which will let you upload a paper for a quick plagiarism check without needing to go through Blackboard: https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/Feedback_Studio/Quick_Submit
We hope this is helpful.
Posted by Chris Carrillo
There are two ways to collect assignments/papers/files from students in Blackboard – one is the “Assignments” feature, and the other is the “Turnitin Assignments” feature.
Both of these assignment type may be added to your Blackboard course by clicking the “Assessments” button in a Content Area. Both of them automatically create a column in the Grade Center that you can use for grading and accessing papers, and both allow for inline commenting and mark-up on submitted papers.
Here are the differences between the two types of assignments:
The Assignments option accepts any file type from students (e.g. .zip, .doc, .jpg, .xls, etc) from students and lets the instructor view and grade the paper from the Blackboard Grade Center. Assignments accept multiple files, so long as they are submitted all together for each attempt. Assignments support online viewing/markup for feedback and grading, but do not have a plagiarism detection feature. “Group” Assignments are supported; for a group assignment, one student hands in one paper for all of the students in a group, and they are all graded together for it. You can add an Assignment to your course by clicking here: https://www.screencast.com/t/IexUGzOR3b7
Turnitin Assignments give you a choice when first creating the assignment whether to accept any file type or to accept only text-based file types, for example MS Word (.doc, .docx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), PostScript (.eps), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML (.htm, .html), Rich Text (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt), Google Docs, OpenOffice (.odt), and Hangul (.hwp). Text-based Turnitin Assignments have the advantage of automatic plagiarism detection. Turnitin accepts only one file per student, but can be set up to allow the students to re-submit the same assignment multiple times up until a deadline/due date. Turnitin does not support “Group” assignments in the sense that one student hands in one paper for everyone in the group. All Turnitin Assignments are individually submitted. You can add a Turnitin Assignment to your course by clicking here: https://www.screencast.com/t/9CwzKT5g
Other differences include the fact that Rubrics are stored separately (Turnitin rubrics and Assignment rubrics cannot be used across assignment types), and the mark-up tools and interface looks a bit different between the two types.
Some additional Turnitin Assignment notes – the file the student submits must be less than 400 pages in length, less than 20MB in size, and must contain more than 20 words of text.
Here are complete instructions for creating both assignment types:
Turnitin Assignments: http://blackboardtips.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-create-turnitin-assignment.html
We hope this information is helpful.
Posted by Lindsey Sudbury
Presenters can download integration software for PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides via the Poll Everywhere website. If you’re using Poll Everywhere on a classroom computer, however, you will need a special version of the installer that doesn’t require administrative credentials. Instructions for downloading this installer are posted here:Poll Everywhere PowerPoint Add-In
Download the installer software here and run the installer package. You won’t need administrative credentials so long as you choose “Just me” when it asks if you would like install for everyone or just you. You won’t need to open a separate program, but you will need to click on the “Poll Everywhere” tab in PowerPoint and log in every time you run Poll Everywhere questions in your PowerPoint presentation.
- To log in, click the “log in” button and type in your @northeastern.edu address in the username/address field.
- The app will recognize that you need to sign on via single sign on and prompt you to click the link to the single sign on form.
- Click the link and enter your portal/Blackboard credentials.
You’ll be logged into the app, which will allow you to run poll questions when you run your PowerPoint presentation in presentation mode.
Posted by Chris Carrillo
This Demo User is temporary and will be deleted automatically within 24 hours. You can bring it back whenever you’d like by using Student View again.
We hope you find the Student View useful in your course.