Turnitin Blackboard® Direct Integration (Beta) Administrator User Manual Updated October 31, 2011 Contents Administrator User Manual 1 Introduction 3 Downloading the Turnitin Building Block 3 Paper Repository Options 5 Installation & Configuration 6 Turnitin Direct Tools Glossary Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. 10 12 Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 2 Administrator User Manual Section: Introduction Introduction Welcome to the Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual. The Turnitin Building Block extension gives users of the Blackboard Learning System the ability to use Turnitin products within their Blackboard interface. Turnitin provides plagiarism prevention services, class management and peer review tools, and paperless digital grading products to educational institutions around the world. The Turnitin Building Block is currently compatible with the Blackboard Learning System Enterprise editions 9.0+. This chapter of the integration manual provides step by step instructions for the installation of the Turnitin Building Block into a compatible Blackboard system. Downloading the Turnitin Building Block The Turnitin administrator must first configure the Blackboard integration before the Turnitin Building Block can be downloaded and installed. The account administrator should log into their Turnitin account at www.Turnitin.com or www.submit.ac.uk for UK users. To configure and download the Blackboard Direct code package, follow these steps: 1. Log in as the Turnitin account administrator at the Turnitin homepage http://www.turnitin.com 2. Click on the integrations button for the account. If purchased the unconfigured button will appear under the integrations column. If the integration has already been configured click on the configured button and skip to step 6. If the integration has not been configured click on the unconfigured button 3. Click on Blackboard Direct to open up the configuration page. Unconfigured platforms will have an unlit status button. Yellow status buttons indicates a partially configured integration. The green status button indicates a fully configured integration Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 3 Administrator User Manual Section: Downloading the Turnitin Building Block To configure and download the Blackboard Direct code package, follow these steps: 4. Fill out the three required fields: • create a shared key containing 8 alphanumerical characters • your institution’s IP Address or default IP address: 255.255.255.255 • an error callback URL or the default url: https://www.turnitin.com/api_error. asp Tip: The shared key is used during the plug-in installation process within Blackboard. We recommend making a note of the secret key once it has been entered for quick reference 5. Click Save to finalize the Blackboard Direct configuration. 6. Once the integration has been configured the code packages for Blackboard Direct will be available for download 7. Click on the Download button to the right of the version of Blackboard your institution supports. Save the file in an easy to find location on the computer Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 4 Administrator User Manual Section: Paper Repository Options Paper Repository Options The Turnitin administrator can select the paper repository options within their account to either allow instructors to have access to paper repository assignment options or choose to have all student papers submitted to the standard repository. The Turnitin administrator has three options: enable instructor standard repository options, enable instructor expanded repository options, or submit all papers to the standard repository. Paper repository options: 1. Login to Turnitin as the administrator and click on the edit icon to the right of the account name 2. Select one of the three options from the paper repository options: enable instructor standard repository options, enable instructor expanded repository options, or submit all papers to the standard repository 3. Click on submit in the bottom left corner of the account modification window to save any changes made Note: If submit all papers to the standard repository is selected from the paper repository options pull-down menu, all student papers submitted to the account will be stored in the standard paper repository. If enable instructor standard repository options is chosen instructors will be able to set the assignment option to either store student papers within the standard paper repository or to not store the papers in any repository. If enable instructor expanded repository options is chosen, instructors will be able to set an assignment options to store student papers in the standard paper repository, in the institution paper repository, no repository, or to allow students to choose between the standard paper repository and the institution paper repository. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 5 Administrator User Manual Section: Installation & Configuration Installation & Configuration For information on using the Turnitin Building Block as an instructor or student, please view the Instructor or Student Blackboard integration user manuals. Warning: The Turnitin Building Block must be installed by the Blackboard administrator. To install the Building Block, follow these steps: 1. Log into Blackboard as an administrator user 2. On the administrator home page, click on the System Admin tab 3. On the System Admin page, click the Building Blocks link in the Building Blocks section 4. Click on the Installed Tools link 5. On the Building Blocks page, click the Upload Building Blocks button at the top of the page 6. Click Choose File and locate the Turnitin Building Block Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 6 Administrator User Manual Section: Installation & Configuration To install the Building Block, follow these steps: 7. Click Submit to install the Building Block The Turnitin Building Block will appear on the list of installed Building Blocks. Next, the administrator must make the Building Block available so that it can be configured. This is accomplished from the Manage Building Blocks page. From the manage Building Blocks page, select Available using the status pull down menu next to the Turnitin Building Block for both the Availability and Course/org default columns. After the Building Block is set to available and has been configured, instructors on the account can begin using the Turnitin assignment type in their courses. Note: If the Turnitin Building Block is removed from available status, access to all Turnitin assignments and features for all users of the Building Block on the Blackboard installation will be disabled until the Building Block is returned to Available status. To configure the Building Block, follow these steps: 1. Click the Settings button next to the Turnitin Building Block 2. On the configuration page, enter the following required information: the Turnitin account ID, and the Turnitin Shared Key* 3. Enter the Turnitin API URL. For UK only users enter https://submit.ac.uk/ api.asp and for all other users enter https://api.turnitin.com/api.asp * - Note: For information on how to set up your shared secret key please follow the steps on page 3. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Integration Manual: 7 Administrator User Manual Section: Installation & Configuration To configure the Building Block, follow these steps: 4. Choose whether to use GradeMark from the Enable GradeMark drop down menu. If your account has purchased GradeMark select Yes 5. Choose whether to enable an institutional repository. Only enable this option if you have expanded repository options enabled for your account. See page 5 for instructions on how to enable expanded repository options 6. Select whether to use Anonymous Marking. Anonymous Marking is only available for TurnitinUK users. The default is No 7. Select whether to use e-rater® grammar check. Only enable this if you have e-rater enabled on your Turnitin account 8. Select whether to enable email notifications. The Default is Yes. If set to ‘No’, students will no longer receive notification emails from Turnitin (They will, however, still receive submission receipts) 9. (optional) To add a custom, textonly disclaimer that will be shown when users submit papers to Turnitin assignments through Blackboard, enter the text of the disclaimer in the Notice field 10. Select the language that will be used within the Turnitin plugin. 11. To add a new language pack click on the Add link. To update a language pack click on the Update a Blackboard Direct Language Pack. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 8 Administrator User Manual Section: Installation & Configuration To configure the Building Block, follow these steps: 12. Click the Choose File button and then locate the language pack. Once the language pack is selected click Submit. 13. There are two options for the Default action for copied/imported courses option: Relink Turnitin Direct Assignments or Recycle Turnitin Direct Assignments. The Relink Turnitin Direct Assignments option retains the existing Turnitin class and user submissions when a course is archived or copied that contains Turnitin Direct assignments The Recycle Turnitin Direct Assignments option will take the existing Turnitin direct assignment data in a course that is being copied and uses the assignment data to creat a new class in Turnitin and recreates all assignments that existed in this course. The original class and submission data is retained in Turnitin but is no longer accessible via Blackboard. 14. (optional) To use a proxy server for connections to Turnitin, provide the proxy connection information in the appropriate fields 15. Click submit to save the configuration Note: When Relink Turnitin Direct Assignments is selected for the Default action for copied/imported courses option, if the original course exists that was copied, the relinked assignments on this course will point to the same data in Turnitin. Any changes made in this course will not be reflected in the original and vice versa. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 9 Administrator User Manual Section: Turnitin Direct Tools Note: If Recycle Turnitin Direct Assignments is selected for the Default action for copied/imported courses option, unlike relink, recycle applies to any course containing Turnitin Direct assignments, whether they’ve been copied/ imported or not. Copying a Course with Turnitin Direct Assignments When copying or exporting courses that contain Turnitin Direct assignments, the user must select Copy Course with Users (Exact Copy) from the Select Copy Type option. The Copy Course with Users (Exact Copy) is the only method which includes the necessary data linked to the integration. This includes the Database files and user submissions Turnitin Direct Tools The Turnitin Direct tools allow the Blackboard administrator to look at Blackboard Direct communication logs and view contents of the embedded database for a course. The Turnitin Direct Tools link is located under the Tools and Utilities section of the System Admin page. Clicking on the Turnitin Direct Tools link opens up the Turnitin Direct Tools page that displays links for the two tools: Blackboard Direct Communications Logs and the Database Viewer. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 10 Administrator User Manual Section: Turnitin Direct Tools Blackboard Direct Communications Logs - can help administrators troubleshoot issues with the Buidling Block. Database Viewer -the integration stores a database file for each course to hold data on Turnitin assignments/submissions etc. This tool can be used to view the data of a particular course in addition to the logs as a means of debugging should an error be encountered. Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Turnitin Blackboard Direct Integration Manual: 11 Glossary Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Glossary Definitions account - a Turnitin account allows instructors to use products purchased from Turnitin account ID - the numeric identification number for a specific account or sub-account administrator - the controller of a specific Turnitin account. This user type is able to install and configure, activate or deactivate products on an account, change account settings, and add or remove instructors from account access assignment - Submissions to a class on Turnitin are made to an assignment. Each assignment can allow only a single submission per student user who is enrolled in the class building block - a building block is a set of files that can be installed on an institutions Blackboard server to allow users to create and access Turnitin assignments from within Blackboard class - to allow students to submit files, an instructor must create a class for their students. A class requires a name, a class ID, and a class enrollment password class portfolio - the class portfolio page is the main view page of a student for a specific class GradeMark - a digital grading product offered by Turnitin which allows instructors to place comments and QuickMark editing marks on a submission for students to review. This product also includes standardized rubric scorecards and the ability to share Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Section: Definitions QuickMark standard editing marks and rubric scorecards between instructors on an account via export or via administrators using the libraries sharing feature of the GradeMark digital grading product home page - the default login page, which is different based on the selected default user type of the user profile being accessed instructor - the term used for teachers, tutors, or other studentassisting users added or authorized to join as instructors on a specific Turnitin account. A single person may be joined to multiple Turnitin accounts or sub-accounts using one user profile or separate user profiles. Users may fill more than one user type role on Turnitin internet archive - Turnitin’s web repository includes inactive or no longer available web pages and copies of pages that have changed over time. This allows Turnitin to search against information that is no longer available or which has changed over time libraries - the libraries menu displays the rubrics created by Turnitin or the instructor. For more information about rubrics please view the GradeMark training video or the rubric section of the GradeMark manual available at www.turnitin. com/training.html log in - the act of an authorized user entering the e-mail address and personal password created for a user profile to enter Turnitin as the user associated with the e-mail address entered OriginalityCheck- this product creates Originality Reports for Turnitin Blackboard Integration Manual: 13 Glossary submissions in assignments on Turnitin. The Originality Reports allow instructors and students to easily determine any problems in citation or referencing and assists instructors in determining the originality of a submitted work Section: Definitions specific context of the Originality Report provided by Turnitin, repository is used to refer to the type of information the submission was evaluated against for direct matching or high levels of similarity. Available repositories include internet, archived internet, Originality Report - the Originality periodical/journal/publication Report is a flexible document that information, and previous allows students and instructors submissions to review matches between a submitted work and the repositories shared secret key - a shared scanned by Turnitin. Citations, secret key is the eight digit, quotations, and bibliographic alphanumeric code that an material are all scanned against institution’s Turnitin account Turnitin’s repositories to determine administrator has created. The an overall similarity percentage as shared secret key is used to verify well as specific matches to similar the integrity of requests sent from text the Institution’s Blackboard account to the institution’s Turnitin account Overall Similarity Index the overall similarity index is a student - a user type able to enroll percentage indicating the similarity in courses created by an instructor of the text submitted to information user. Student user profiles can only contained in the Turnitin submit to assignments created by repositories used for comparison on an instructor in a class they are the assignment the submission was joined to or have been authorized made in. This percentage indicates to join a percentage based on the length of the paper compared to the length of user profile - the user profile the areas flagged as similar during is a set of user preferences and the comparison information associated with a specific ID within Turnitin. Each product - a specific service, user profile requires a unique e-mail feature, or group of features address. A specific e-mail address offered by Turnitin as part of the can only be used once within the purchase of a Turnitin license by an Turnitin repository. New attempts to educational customer create a profile associated with an e-mail address currently existing in proxy server - a proxy server Turnitin will not succeed is a server that stands between an institution’s network and the internet. The proxy server passes requests from the institution’s network to places on the internet and returns the responses from the internet to the institution’s network repository - a set of information of a specific type or types. In the Copyright © 1998 – 2011 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved.