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Turnitin @ EIU

Eastern Illinois University acknowledges the use of Turnitin as a learning and evaluation tool. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully and properly cite references while composing original and authentic written works for classes and professional publications.  Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes.

The Turnitin solutions in which EIU subscribes include:

Turnitin Feedback Studio Turnitin Similarity Turnitin Originality

Draft Coach


Turnitin Feedback Studio provides meaningful insights for writing excellence and allows instructors to address plagiarism, streamline grading, and offer feedback.

With Feedback Studio, instructors can

  • Check for similarity
  • Give meaningful feedback
  • Standardize grading

Feedback Studio is integrated in D2L Brightspace.  Turnitin assignments can be created in the assignment dropbox in D2L Brightspace.

Turnitin Similarity is a robust, comprehensive plagiarism checker that fits seamlessly into existing workflows including D2L Brightspace.

Similarity produces a plagiarism report that includes key features such as

  • Color-coding, filters, and source comparison for easy interpretation.
  • Data insights to show deliberate text manipulation.
  • Compare against the industry-leading database of content for comprehensive results.

Turnitin Originality is the new standard in academic integrity and keeps integrity at the core of all student work.

Originality provides plagiarism detection with more coverage including

  • Check for similarity against an industry-leading content database
  • Reveal text manipulations meant to bypass integrity checks
  • Verify originality of student work in possible contract cheating cases

Originality includes a new Document Details Panel in the Similarity Report for instructors.

Turnitin Draft Coach helps students improve their academic writing and research skills by providing instant feedback including correcting grammar, checking for similarity, and improving citations.

Grammar:  Draft Coach highlights grammar mistakes and provides explanations to help students edit and deepen their understanding.

Similarity:  Students access Similarity Reports  to ensure proper research and understand where to revise their writing prior to final submission.

Citations:  Students give credit where credit is due by using Draft Coach to find any missing references and citations.

Draft Coach can be accessed using Microsoft Word on the web through Office 365 at EIU.

PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.


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