This technology showcase will illustrate how AUR was able to successfully integrate the plagiarism online tool, Turnitin®, into their Learning Management System allowing faculty and students to access the tool directly from their LMS course homepage avoiding the need to have separate Turnitin® login credentials.
Turnitin® is a licensed online tool, to replicate this process with any compliant LMS, an institutional account with Turnitin® is required.
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard of IMS Global, a consortium that provides leadership in shaping the learning industry through interoperability and standards. The LTI standard allows software developers to create learning tools that can interface and integrate with different learning systems. The developers of Turnitin®, the renowned plagiarism tool have adopted the LTI standard to allow educators to integrate Turnitin® into their Learning Management Systems to offer students and faculty seamless access to their student writing evaluation service.
This technology showcase will explain what is needed to take advantage of the Turnitin® LTI API functionality and how it can be configured and made available to faculty to integrate on their LMS course pages. This showcase will demonstrate integration with AUR’s LMS (e-Learning by Jenzabar), though the concept can be replicated with any LMS that is LTI compliant.
It should be noted that the LTI API function is not, by default, enabled with an institutional subscription to Turnitin®. Schools need to request this functionality with their sales representative.
This technology showcase will also outline how faculty at AUR are allowing students to improve their writing skills by reviewing the results of their originality report. Students can rework their paper and resubmit to the Turnitin® system via the LMS until the paper dead line has been reached or until the student is satisfied with the final outcome.