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Turnitin integration with Isaak-Sakai.

Note. As noted within the Brock University Faculty Handbook, section 10.4, "students must be informed in writing a the beginning of the course" if phrase matching software such as Turnitin is to be used.

Brock instructors have the option of using Turnitin's 'originality' checking feature via an integration with Isaak-Sakai's Assignments tool. This is advantageous in that it allows originality checking to occur within Isaak-Sakai course sites and does not require instructors or students to navigate to to create accounts or access services. A brief list of the distinctions between the use of directly vs. integration with Turnitin within Sakai follows:

Isaak-Sakai’s Assignments tool (integration with

  • Students submit assignments for originality checking via your Sakai course site rather than the external site. No new accounts will be needed.
  • Students must be directed to submit assignments via the Assignments tool that is accessible from the left toolbar on your Sakai course site (after it has been enabled by the instructor).
  • 'In-tool' grading is available within Assignments, allowing scores to be stored within your Sakai site for your reference and (if preferred) student review. It’s also possible to configure Assignments to automatically send scores to the Gradebook tool.
  • Reduced functionality; there is no option to disable student access to originality reports.

Using directly.

  • Students must create accounts with to submit course work for originality checking.
  • Once you add your course information to, you must communicate that info to students so that they are able to join and submit.
  • If you intend to digitally grade assignments, any grading info that is added to must be manually transferred to Sakai (provided you intend to store grades within Sakai).
  • Greater functionality, including the ability to choose whether or not students will be able to access originality reports.

Enabling originality checking.

For a new assignment

Add a new Assignment.

See Add an Assignment.

Enable the Use Turnitin option.