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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 Blackboard courses. It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to ensure the originality of his/her students’ theses/dissertations.

    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 11/8/16