Penn State instructors are invited to participate in a SPRING 2015 semester pilot of a tool enabling the use of the Turnitin plagiarism detection and prevention system from within an ANGEL course. Information Technology Services hopes to provide the tool to all instructors in the future if the pilot is successful.

Anyone with ANGEL course editor rights may apply to participate in the pilot. For details and to complete the online application form, visit The deadline to apply is January 30. Please note that space may be limited.

The tool, which is based on the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Tools Interoperability specification, does provide the following features:

  • Instructors will be able to access Turnitin without going through an account activation process.
  • Students within the ANGEL course will automatically be given access to Turnitin assignments; instructors will no longer need to provide access codes to students.
  • Students can access Turnitin from within the familiar ANGEL environment.
  • Grades assigned via Turnitin can be posted in the ANGEL course gradebook.
  • Instructors will now have the option to grade assignments with the Turnitin iPad app.
  • Courses may include multiple instructors/TAs in one section.

Note: Instructors who wish to use Turnitin outside an ANGEL course will be able to do so as in previous semesters. Information about Turnitin in general is available at

Questions about the pilot or the Penn State Turnitin service can be sent to

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