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Using Turnitin in Blackboard 9.1

Using Turnitin in Blackboard 9.1

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Using Turnitin.com in Blackboard 9.1: The Quick and Easy StepsCreating a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard 9.11.Log into your Blackboard course and go to a content area (such as Assignments).2.Make sure edit mode is turned on. (look for a toggle switch in the top right corner of the screen)3.If you want to put the Turnitin assignment inside a folder, you’ll need to firstcreate the folder. Do that by going to Build Content and then Content Folder.Give your folder a name and hit submit. There isn’t much more to it than that.4.Click open your folder, and once you are inside it, go to Add Interactive Tool andchoose Turnitin Assignment.5.For just a standard writing assignment, choose paper assignment, and click next.6.Next you’ll be prompted to fill in the assignment title, the point value, the startdate, the due date, and the post date. That sets up the first day students canupload, the due date of the assignment, and the first day students can view gradesand comments on the assignment.7.Once you’ve set up the parameters of the assignment, click on “more options” andcheck to be sure all of the settings are acceptable to you. You can adjust them asneeded.8.Hit submit. You’re done.Common Issues with Student Uploads to Turnitin Assignments in Blackboard1.Students have a choice of uploading papers as file attachments or by copying and pasting them in. It is better if they are uploaded as files because the file is thenstored in Blackboard in a manner that the student can retrieve in case of lost disksor other technical calamities. Sometimes Blackboard doesn’t recognize the fileformat the students are using, however. For example, it might not accept a fileupload from Microsoft Works or from Open Office. The solution to that is tosave the file as an rtf (rich text format) document. Just go to file, save as, and findrich text format in the list of format choices.2.Students often fail to complete the upload process because they don’t understandthat the preview page is just a preview page. If they do not hit submit after theyare shown a preview of their document, it will not go through.

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