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Turn it in 2 features and applications

Turn It In 2:Features and Applications

Amber Boyd-Miller

MLS candidate, NC Central University

for West Carteret High School

Instructor main page
Instructor Main Page

Screen shot of an instructor’s class page for Information Skills

Adding students
Adding Students

Add students individually or by class list

Assignment page
Assignment Page

For each class (here, Information Skills), instructors create assignments

Students then upload their papers to each named assignment

Three assignments have been created for this class so far

3 components of turn it in
3 Components of Turn It In




1 plagiarism detection
1.) Plagiarism detection

Originality Report

Increasing awareness
Increasing awareness

  • “the concept of sampling is ubiquitous in music, tv, and film, so we shouldn’t be surprised that students extend that liberty to writing… they see it as part of the modern creative process.”

    - Scott Olson, Minnesota State University

  • Avoids deliberate and accidental plagiarism

  • Not just for English composition assignments. Greater problem with “cut & paste” in social studies and science reports due to volume of repeated text & data employed.

  • Turn It In retains copies of student work, too, so you can work against copying from peers.

Sample of originality report
Sample of Originality Report

Highlighted areas on the student’s paper correspond to the color codes on the right-hand column

2 teacher feedback
2.) Teacher Feedback

The “too” in Turn It In 2

The grademark feature
The GradeMark feature

Correcting and grading papers electronically

The best feature that you re likely not using
The best feature that you’re likely not using

  • Quicker than hand-grading

    • Quick Mark feature

    • Able to erase and re-type

  • Resources describe how to fix errors

    • Get away from technical (apostrophes, commas) corrections

    • Focus on what they are saying, not how

  • Not limited to writing in the margins

  • Student privacy

    • They can read your remarks at home, with more time & attention

  • But i like having papers in my hand
    “but I like having papers in my hand!”

    • Online papers less likely to be lost

    • Turn It In tracks papers with receipts

    • Not lost when turned

      back to students, now

      part of their portfolio

    • Shift to digital


    3 peer mark
    3.) Peer Mark

    Peer editing, electronically

    Create a peer editing assignment
    Create a peer editing assignment

    Select the number of papers each student will review

    Determine type of feedback
    Determine type of feedback

    Create free response questions, rating scales, or select from common peer response questions offered by PeerMark

    Sample feedback questions
    Sample feedback questions

    Add one of these options to increase peer feedback

    Facilitate 21 st century learning standards
    Facilitate 21st Century Learning Standards

    • Engages students through the writing process, by navigating technology

    • Encourages students to collaborate with one another

    Supports process writing
    Supports Process Writing

    • Not just for long papers

      • Short paragraph assignments

      • Thesis statements

      • Topic selection

      • Outlines

    • Structured for

      • Pre-writing

      • Drafting

      • Rewriting

      • Reflecting

    Discussion board option
    Discussion Board option

    • Dedicated forum for academic discussion

    • Students can post topics, eliminating duplicates

    • Gateway to online learning used by many colleges (community, 4-year, graduate)


    • Logging in, creating assignment

    • Originality report

    • GradeMark

    • PeerMark