I am Lucifer DeMorte

Turnitin Information

(Turnitin may be unavailable during scheduled maintenance, 1st and 3rd Saturday each month, 7:00am to 11:00am.)

To use turnitin, you will need your own turnitin.com account, and the class information for the class for which you will be submitting papers. That information will consist of three items: 1. the class ID number, 2. the class name and 3. the enrollment password for that class. (I should have supplied you with that information. If you don't have it, email me.)

To Register at Turnitin.com

If you're not already registered at turnitin.com, do the following:

1. Click https://www.turnitin.com/newuser_type.asp?lang=en_us to go to the page that lets you set up a new account.

2. Skip down to where it says "Create a New Account,"  (The part of the page above that title is a sign-in window which you won't be able to use because you haven't yet created your account.)

3. Click Student

4. Enter the information requested. You don't have to use your real name, but do use a name that I will recognize as you. You also have to make up, and remember, a password for yourself.

To register at Turnitin.com, please do the following.
1. Go to http://www.turnitin.com on the Internet. Make sure that you have a digital copy of your submission available.
2. If you already have an account for turnitin.com, then enter your e-mail address and password and click on the LOGIN button at the top of the page. Go to step #5. Most of you probably had an account last year. You can use the same account. As with most web sites, if you have forgotten your password, click on the “Password Help” link.
3. If you have not registered already for another class, click on the link that says NEW USER.
4. Enter the necessary information. Please note that a lot of the optional stuff is strictly that. Remember your screen name (e-mail) and password. Please use your real name for NAME so teacher does not have to play guessing games about your identity.
5. Log in as a student. If you have forgotten your password, click on the PASSWORD HELP link and follow instructions.
6. Once you are in the site with your information, choose Enroll in a Class (Or JOIN NEW CLASS). If you have previously registered with the class, go to step 8.
7. If I didn't give you your class ID and password, email me for that information
8. Click on the name of the class.
9. You should now be able to submit your paper by clicking on the icon or link that says TURNITIN! If you have a text, html, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Postscript, PDF, or RTF file, you may click on the BROWSE button and upload the file to the web site. If your file is in another format, then copy the file (usually done by right-clicking, choosing SELECT ALL, right clicking again and choosing COPY) and paste it to the box entitled COPY AND PASTE. Please make sure that your name is somewhere on the paper you submit.
10. After you confirm your submission, please copy or make a note of your digital receipt number if one is given. If, after seeing your report, you want to resubmit, you may, but see your teacher first to set it up for you. Once you have logged in, you can follow instructions by clicking on the “Help” button.

To Access Comments

1. Log in to turnitin.com.

2. access our class and see the list of your submitted papers

3. click on "view" for the relevant paper.

4. Click on "grademark" to see comments.

Turnitin may be unavailable during scheduled maintenance times, first and third Saturdays each month, 7:00am to 11:00am Pacific.

To Get Papers Properly in to Turnitin

Ignore the due dates given in Turnitin.com. The correct due dates are given in your syllabus.

I use a "window"system to manage papers in my classes. A "window" is simply a place where your paper may be submitted for a limited time. Different windows are "open" at different times, and the only difference between two windows is when they are open for paper submissions. You should submit your paper in whatever window happens to be open when your paper is finished. If two windows are open at the same time, submit in the one that's going to close soonest. If both window one and window two are open, submit in window one. If window five and six are both open, submit in window 5.

The reason I use a window system is so that papers get graded in something like the order they are submitted. (Amazingly, Turnitin does not allow me to see a list of all my ungraded papers in submission order.)


The procedure to "Confirm and Check" your paper into the correct window is unnecessarily made even more complicated by TII's policy of automatically rejecting submitted papers unless an additional step is taken to "confirm" that you're submitting the paper you're submitting. (Crazy, huh?)

  1. Go to the class homepage and find the link to the current window. Look for today's date next to the word "Start, and a darker blue "Submit" button.
  2. Click the deceptively-named "Submit" button.
  3. Enter your thesis as the title of your paper.
  4. Click the button for the way you want to upload your paper.
  5. Select your paper.
  6. Click the deceptively-named "Upload" button.
  7. WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! (And remember that nothing has happened yet. TII is ready and eager to reject your paper.)
  8. Click the blue "Confirm" button.
  9. If you don't see "Congratulations - your submission is complete!", you have done it wrong and your paper was rejected. START OVER RIGHT NOW
  10. Even if you do see "Congratulations . . . " slide to the top of the screen and click on "My Grades".
  11. Move the slider down until you see the title of the window into which you just attempted to submit your paper.
  12. You should see the title of your paper over on the right side of the screen, opposite to the title of the window.
  13. If you don't see the title of your paper on this page, you have done it wrong and your paper was rejected. START OVER RIGHT NOW

Any questions or problems, email or text your instructor as soon as you realize there's a problem.

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