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OU subscribes to Plagiarism Detection services at (we refer to this sometimes as TII).  D2L now has the capability of running Dropbox submissions through the plagiarism detection module at  You do not need an account with to utilize this service in D2L.

Note:  If you set the folder to use the Plagiarism detection, you cannot turn that off without deleting the folder.  Also, this automatically sets date restrictions without the option to fully turn them off.  All you can do is alter the dates.  Both of these things are usability issues that have been turned in D2L.

If you would like to run student Dropbox submissions through, check the box that says “Enable this folder” in the Plagiarism Detection section of the folder properties. 

First Select the Assignment you would like to have checked and click Edit. 


Second Check Enable this folder under TurnItIn. Scroll to the bottom and click Save.


The Plagiarism Detection service is not instantaneous.  It can take up to 24 hours to receive the Originality Report.  

Turnitin currently accepts the following file types for submission: MS Word (.doc), WordPerfect (.wpd), PostScript (.eps), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML (.htm), Rich Text (.rtf) and Plain Text (.txt). All files submitted to Turnitin must be text based. Papers which have been scanned must be sent through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software before they can be submitted to Turnitin.

For further information and training on interpreting the results of the Originality Report from, please visit their site and watch the 5 minute Originality Reporting video.  The screen shots will differ from OU D2L but the information regarding the interpretation of results is still relevant.
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