If a paper needs to to be checked for plagiarism without having the student submit their paper themselves, you can use the Quick Submit option on Turnitin.com.
This article will explain how to log in to Turnitin.com, how to active the Quick Submit functionality and how to use it.
PLEASE NOTE! Submissions handed in by you via Turnitin.com using Quick Submit do not sync back to Brightspace.
This means that the submissions that are done via Turnitin.com, are not visible in Brightspace, nor for the student you handed the assignment in for.
Step 1: First time log into Turnitin.com - Create a Turnitin Assignment via Brightspace & Reset your Password first
If you have never logged in to Turnitin.com you should first reset your password, before you can actually log in. Turnitin knows you exist via Brightspace, but you need to set a password first.
1. Go to https://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp?lang=en_us and click on Forgot your Password? Click here.
- Enter your email address as presented in Brightspace.
- Enter your last name as presented in Brightspace.
- Click on Next
Unsure what your email address is in Brightspace? Please see the Notifications page in Brightspace under Contact Methods.
After you have clicked on Next, Turnitin will send a link to your email address. Please follow the instructions of that email, to reset your password.
Step 2: Log in to Turnitin.com
Go to https://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp?lang=en_us to log in Turnitin.
- Enter your email as presented in Brightspace
- Enter your password
- Click on Log in.
Step 3: Activating the Quick Submit functionality
After you have logged in, you will have to active the Quick Submit functionality before you are able to use it.
Click on the User Info heading in the top right corner next to your name to open the User Information/Account Settings menu. Look for the "Activate quick submit" option, select Yes and click on Submit. Quick Submit will now be available as an extra tab next to your All Classes tab.
Step 4: Using Quick Submit
To check a paper for plagiarism, click the Quick Submit tab and press the Submit button.
In the Customize Your Search menu, check the sources you want to compare your paper against and select which repository you want to add the paper to (or not).
Step 5: File upload
- If needed, select Single File Upload from the Submit drop down menu and choose:
- Multiple File upload, in case you want to batch upload for multiple students. See here for more information.
- Enter a first name, last name and a submission title
- Upload a file from:
- A computer
- or Google Drive
Next, click on Upload.
Review the submission and click on Confirm.
If everything went well, you'll see a Congratulations message.
The submission should now be listed and and its similarity score should be available (soon).
PLEASE NOTE! You will NOT see this submission back in Brightspace.