Turnitin Blackboard® Direct Integration (Beta) Administrator User

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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Glossary
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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
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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
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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
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