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Originality Check Procedure for Thesis/Dissertation Committee Chair

  1. The Committee Chair can review pdfs of Originality Reports that his/her students generate via email or hard copy print out OR those faculty members who wish to run theses/dissertations through plagiarism detection software may use TurnItIn or SafeAssign within their Canvas courses. It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to ensure the originality of the theses and dissertations of their advisees. Please Note: To prevent the manuscript from being stored in a repository, TurnItIn offers a “no repository” option and SafeAssign users can create “draft” assignments.

  2. Instructors who wish to receive training on using TurnItIn or SafeAssign through Blackboard should submit a helpdesk ticket requesting Blackboard training through the Office of Information Technology.

  3. At defense, the Committee Chair signs the Thesis/Dissertation Transmittal Memo .

Faculty who have any additional questions regarding TurnItIn accounts, submission, or evaluation of Originality Reports are encouraged to contact graduatewriting@fau.edu.

 Last Modified 8/12/18