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    Meghan Pereira

    Meghan Pereira

    Senior Instructional Designer


    Ginger Bidell

    Ginger Bidell

    Instructional Designer


    Michael DiFonzo

    Blackboard Trainer


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Buffalo State has campus-wide license to Turnitin (Turnitin.com) for unlimited submissions of student papers for plagiarism detection.

If using a Turnitin Dropbox it is recommended that the following statement be within your syllabus. If the syllabus has already been distributed in class, a notice needs to be provided in writing to the students. http://bscintra.buffalostate.edu/dops/policysect1/011703.pdf

Faculty may require students to use textual similarity detection software (e.g. Turnitin.com) in courses at Buffalo State. Textual similarity detection software compares submitted student text to a database of millions of previously published documents, including those on the public Internet, a proprietary collection of published articles, as well as every student paper previously submitted to the detection service. When similarities between student text and an existing document are found, the software identifies those similarities for instructor and/or student review. (Similarity alone is not evidence of academic misconduct; as such material may be correctly cited.) This software may be used as an educational tool to assist students in learning how to properly cite resources, to decrease instances of academic misconduct, and/or to assist in the identification of acts of academic misconduct.

Students should also be provided a copy of the College's Academic Misconduct Policy.

If not using Blackboard, and are interested in Turnitin.com e-mail Meghan Pereira for Buffalo State's usercode and directions.

Training Tutorials - Provided by Turnitin.com

If you are having difficulty with Turnitin, you can call the Turnitin assistance line at: (866) 816-5046

Creating a Turnitin Direct Assignment

View Turnitin Submissions

Grading Papers on an iPad

Peer Mark Assignments

Student User Manual

Instructional Resources

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