Turnitin Integration in Portal Courses to be Discontinued May 9, 2014

The Turnitin Direct Assignment tool that is integrated in Portal courses will be discontinued as of Friday, May 9, 2014.

We have encountered a technical difficulty with the tool that is causing interference with the overall functionality of the Portal. To avoid disruptions to the smooth functioning of the learning management system, we are disabling the tool until the issue can be addressed by Turnitin. The tool will remain unavailable until further notice.

While the tool is disabled in Portal, instructors and TAs can still access the plagiarism detection tool via the Turnitin website: http://www.turnitin.com <http://www.turnitin.com> .  Detailed instructions on how to access the tool through the website are available on the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation website: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching/academicintegrity/turnitin.htm <http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching/academicintegrity/turnitin.htm> .

Instructors and TAs will need an account to access the tool—for assistance creating a Turnitin account, please email your request to portal.help@utoronto.ca . Note that instructor accounts created prior to June 2013 should still be active, and you should be able to login via the Turnitin website with your email address and password.

For more information about the disabling of the Turnitin Direct Assignment tool and for updates on the status of the tool, please visit the CTSI website: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching/academicintegrity/turnitin.htm <http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching/academicintegrity/turnitin.htm>