OIT Software Licensing is evaluating the current and prospective usage of the Turnitin anti-plagiarism suite.
Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students. It is a suite of several products that can be accessed standalone or integrated with Sakai.
A site license for Turnitin has been requested through our new software evaluation request form (http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/software/request/it_request.php) for central funding/distribution, and we put together a wiki with some information on the software and some of the purchase options.
If you are interested in this software or have considered purchasing this before, we invite you to visit the wiki and comment on it. The information that we collect in this manner will help us determine whether or not central funding and distribution would be beneficial to the Duke community.
An e-mail was sent out about this product before, and there was quite a bit of feedback generated. In order to move forward with this process, we’ll need to compile the comments and discuss it further. Some instructors and departments are interested in access to this for the Fall semester, and the vendor has offered a low-cost demo for us if there is interest. The more comments we get on the wiki, the better.