Use the TurnItIn Plagiarism-detection Tool

TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection service that is integrated within Pilot. GradeMark, an online tool for grading and annotating student assignments is also available through the TurnItIn tool. Both of these services are available simply by enabling OriginalityCheck when you create a Dropbox in Pilot.

When you create (or edit) a Dropbox, the option for TurnItIn is found under the “OriginalityCheck” setting. Check the box that says “Enable for this folder” and all submissions to the Dropbox will automatically cause a report to be generated.


Under “OriginalityCheck Options”, you can choose the sources against which the submission is compared, as well as choosing the criteria you want used for the report creation.  If you want students to be able to view the originality reports for their submissions, check the box under the “Display” setting.


To view the originality reports, click on the downward arrow beside the name of the Dropbox folder, and choose “View Submissions”.


Click on the colored box that is located beside the originality report score to open the TurnItIn report.



Video: Viewing Originality Reports

This is set to start at 1 minute, 17 seconds, into the video. Skip the first part of the video, as it is not the way we access reports through Pilot.