Turnitin Similarity Information & Resources

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In late 2021, Ouriginal was acquired by Turnitin in an effort to better adapt to and keep pace with the ever changing academic integrity trends and to develop solutions that support educators and students around the globe. Over the past several months, the two companies have worked to integrate their products in order to provide a bigger and better suite of solutions to customers and to provide a seamless transition to their new offering, Turnitin Similarity.

 

What does this mean for MSU?

The transition to the new academic integrity solution will require a change in cloud servers which means that we will be moving from Ouriginal to Turnitin Similarity before the end of 2022. For the Summer 2022 term, beginning with Maymester, both products will be available for use in Canvas and faculty now have access to both options (Ouriginal and Turnitin) in their courses. Both solutions may be used for the entire summer term, however, once the term is completed, Ouriginal will be turned off and no longer available in Canvas. Please note that faculty will have access to their Ouriginal reports until the end of the year. For the Fall 2022 term, Turnitin Similarity will be the only academic integrity offering available for use in Canvas courses. Faculty will need to connect any assignments that require plagiarism review to Turnitin for the Fall 2022 term.

  • Maymester 2022 - Ouriginal and Turnitin Similarity are both available
  • Summer 2022 - Ouriginal and Turnitin Similarity are both available
  • Fall 2022 - Only Turnitin Similarity will be available.

 

What is Turnitin Similarity?

Turnitin Similarity helps safeguard institutional reputation and intellectual property by protecting against copy/paste plagiarism, student collusion, and research misconduct through a scalable workflow integrated with MSU's LMS (Canvas). Turnitin promises to provide a clean, intuitive, and thorough, similarity report, with a database containing 1.8 billion student submissions, current and historical Internet sources, and works from over 2,000 publishers to match against as well as a flags panel for highlighting active attempts at misconduct.

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How does Turnitin Similarity work?

Turnitin articles:

Turnitin videos:

 

What training and support is available?

Prior to the start of the Fall 2022 term, live asynchronous webinars conducted by Turnitin will be available. More information about these webinars will be provided at a later date. The recordings will also be posted here once available.

If any faculty need additional assistance with getting Turnitin Similarity in their course after reviewing the resources linked above, please schedule a Canvas Corner session and a member of the Service Desk will be happy to assist you.

For other questions, issues, or assistance, please Contact the ITS Service Desk.

 

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Article ID: 1886
Created
Fri 4/29/22 1:01 PM
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Fri 4/29/22 1:46 PM