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A bit of a rant regarding my school and TurnItIn.com

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So to start things off, a lot of classes in my school borrow ideas from colleges for educating students, such as RLH assignments for History. Now, mind you I do not mind this as most teachers are really reasonable about it. However in English we have these assignments called essentials, they're mandatory assignments that, even if worth 5 points, can fail you for the year, these would not be a problem if it weren't for how we're expected to turn these in which is via a website called TurnItIn.com. Here is where my problem lies, TurnItIn for some reason doesn't actually submit your assignment after clicking Submit. I'm sure you're asking yourself, "but then how do you get your assignments in then?" well, once on the page saying you've turned in your document, you then have to click the "Return to page" button for it to actually be turned in, and this almost always trips me up. I cannot count how many times I've had assignments not go through and then having to scramble weeks later to turn it in before the end of the school day. It's extremely frustrating and I'm so close to just shutting down in that class at the moment.

 

Anyway, with that off of my chest, It's time I suck it up and pray to the file recovery gods that my current essential will be recovered from my laptop given my backup drive died. I have until tomorrow to make the absolute deadline for this assignment and redoing it isn't an option at this point.

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That's a strange occurrence... I used turnitin during High school, and things all turned out just fine for me... The only problem I had was the last essay I turned in was 99% plagiarized because I just used my brother's essay for when he took the class. 

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I never had to click return, but I may have done it in the past to make sure it submitted, though I didn't have to... 

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14 minutes ago, UnbrokenMotion said:

So to start things off, a lot of classes in my school borrow ideas from colleges for educating students, such as RLH assignments for History. Now, mind you I do not mind this as most teachers are really reasonable about it. However in English we have these assignments called essentials, they're mandatory assignments that, even if worth 5 points, can fail you for the year, these would not be a problem if it weren't for how we're expected to turn these in which is via a website called TurnItIn.com. Here is where my problem lies, TurnItIn for some reason doesn't actually submit your assignment after clicking Submit. I'm sure you're asking yourself, "but then how do you get your assignments in then?" well, once on the page saying you've turned in your document, you then have to click the "Return to page" button for it to actually be turned in, and this almost always trips me up. I cannot count how many times I've had assignments not go through and then having to scramble weeks later to turn it in before the end of the school day. It's extremely frustrating and I'm so close to just shutting down in that class at the moment.

 

Anyway, with that off of my chest, It's time I suck it up and pray to the file recovery gods that my current essential will be recovered from my laptop given my backup drive died. I have until tomorrow to make the absolute deadline for this assignment and redoing it isn't an option at this point.

I guess I should feel lucky I'm currently using Canvas. LON-CAPA though, could be one of the most hated e-learning platforms. Even something simple like an extra space in front of your equation could fail you. You would imagine the developers would've thought of removing spaces in front of the string before comparing the answers, but nope. And these are the types of errors even TAs won't be able to spot because your answer is right. It's just that the system doesn't like it.  

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I always turned in assignments in in-person regardless.

But that was me.

If they refused to accept the completed assignment being handed to them I would pull out a form I made I called "I am refusing your assignment" and have them sign and date it, after the first time I made a copy gave it to the teacher/professor and gave the original to the front office. That stopped that real quick. Never had an issue after.

 

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but about that site that makes you hit return before submitting that is asinine. Submit means "submit" not que for submitting. dumb.

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that site is fucking cancer.

every single one of my assignments was emailed directly to my teacher instead of going through that shit.

half the time it wouldnt load, the other half it wouldnt actually submit it.

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The only issue I have with turnitin is the plagiarism crap. I've sourced things, quoted things, and it just makes it overall look bad when it says something like 25% .plagiarized 

 

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I have it linked to this app called schoology, which my school set up, and I can link it with my google drive assignments, and it makes turning in online assignments so easy, and I've never had a single issue with it. It even lets me view a receipt saying it's been submitted.

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I HAVE HAD THIS EXACT PROBLEM. I have a chromebook for school (what I use for these forums) and it is absolute trash. While I like the computer I hate the software on it. I also have to turn stuff in to turnitin. com and it always tells me that I'm plagiarizing when Im just quoting. We also have this app called securly directly installed on the chromebooks and we cant take it off. It literally blocks everything and anything that does not have the word homework or help in it (Im exaggerating of course). On top of that our school is weirdly concerned with copyright and they set the google search rules permanently to use Labeled for reuse with modification which basically cuts your results in half and gives you all of the worst things. I really hate having over-concerned 40 year olds run the decision making (I know they think its for our own good). Luckily this forum somehow isn't blocked

 

 

Also now that I look at this I realize that I ranted more about my school and the chromebooks lol.

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