Turnitin, an online tool for plagiarism prevention and online grading, will be available to all Cerritos College faculty for use in their classes beginning in the Spring 2013 semester through Fall 2013 (and longer, I hope). You may create a Turnitin account immediately, however, to begin learning the program and setting up your spring classes.
The English and Spanish departments have used this tool for many years and have been very happy with it.
In addition to the plagiarism prevention tool, five other Turnitin programs are included in this package: Grademark, Peermark, Grade Book, Discussion Boards, and ETS E-rater Grammar Check.
On-campus training is currently being developed. In the meantime, Turnitin offers excellent online training tools.
- This link leads to a series of tutorials for instructors: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/training/instructor-training
- Note, too, the "Basic Training Turnitin Product Walkthrough": online training sessions
with a Turnitin specialist at http://pages.turnitin.com/walkthrough.html
Contact the Center for Teaching Excellence for the Turnitin Account ID and the 'Join'
I hope you find this tool as valuable and easy to use as have so many English and Spanish instructors. Turnitin was a part of every class I taught as an English instructor, so please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about Turnitin.
Instructional Dean of Liberal Arts
Cerritos Community College District