Click www.turnitin.com to go to the Turnitin site.
Students should have received an email in September from the TurnitinHelpdesk stating that "you have been enrolled in the Turnitin class 'General Submissions' by your instructor..." The "General Submissions" class is run through the media center and is an account where you can send documents not associated with a particular subject class throughout the school year.
Students must use their SCHOOL email addresses to log in to Turnitin.com. Teachers should drop any duplicate student accounts, particularly those that were not created with an "@ebnet.org" username. This will keep our pricing down while ensuring that only current EBHS students are using the Turnitin service.
It is imperative for students to write down their passwords and secret questions/answers. The majority of student problems are related to students forgetting or misspelling their usernames and/or passwords.
When your classroom teachers are ready for you to begin using Turnitin plagiarism detection for your assignments, they will provide you with a class/section ID and an enrollment password for their particular class. - you will simply select the "enroll in a class" button on the left and enter your teachers' information. Voila!
Your teachers and/or the Media Center can assist you if you have any problems.
Papers should be submitted 2 - 3 days prior to due date to allow for processing time of resubmissions. First submissions take approximately 15 minutes processing time. Resubmissions take approximately 24 hours to process.
When your paper has been processed, you will see a percentage next to your assignment. You may have to click on "Show Details" to reveal your percentage. See below.
That percentage indicates how much of your text matches other sources. In this case 70% of the text matches another source.
Clicking on the colored rectangle next to the similarity index % will open the window shown below.
Item 1. indicates the processing time and date
Item 2. indicates similarity by source, i.e., Internet, Publications, or Student Papers
Item 3. indicates the viewing mode - either (a) "Show highest matches together" - this will highlight all of the text in your paper that matches other sources, but only one matching source per flagged text. Use this mode when printing; (b) "Show matches one at a time" - this will only highlight one match at a time in your text but it will show all of the underlying sources; do not print in this mode; (c) "Quickview classic report" - this displays the list of sources which combine to form the greatest overall match above the text of your paper. The text of each source link is displayed in a different color which will match the color is your paper. Do not print in this mode unless you have a color printer.
When you are ready to resubmit a paper, locate the paper you wish to replace in your portfolio page. Click on the green arrow icon again, next to the assignment. Follow the same steps you took when you first submitted your paper.
Note: A notification window will display on your screen, stating that your original file will be replaced and you will be given a date and time when your resubmission will be processed.
Resubmissions take approximately 24 hours to process. See screen print below.
If you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot Your Password" link on the login page.
If you forgot your username, it is your school email account. If that doesn't work, meaning that you changed your email, ask your teacher to look up your account.
In order to print, you must click on the print icon (see below). Do not choose file print or any other method or you will receive many blank pages with only a header and footer.
To delete an account, the user must login and select the "user info" tab. Enter user name and type -old at the end. For example: email@example.com. Turnitin administration will then delete this account from their database. This must be done by the user. *Remember that all turnitin accounts have a valid email address as part of the login name