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Running work through Turnitin

At the deadline, you may be are required to run the your work through Turnitin. When the time comes, this entails exporting your work into a file, as follows.

  1. First finalise your work.
  2. From the Settings menu on the front page of the activityblog, select Export; the Export settings display.
  3. From the Export as menu, select a single web page.
  4. Uncheck the box to include viewer comments - be sure to ; check the box to include Tagstags if you used tags.
  5. Finally click the Export button; this returns you to your activity's front page.
  6. To reach your export file go to Settings > Export as before; you should see your file in the Exports Available for Download section.
  7. Click on the blue link in the box that will say "Export of....". Save the file (it will be .zip format) and navigate to where it is saved.
  8. Extract the contents - click on and load the file titled index.html. You should now see all your blog posts in your browser with images. The text won't look great but will be fine for the purposes of Turnitin. Don't worry if some images are missing - we will mark your blog from the online version.
  9. You now need to save this as a PDF;
    1. Firefox and Safari users - Select File > Print. A dialog box will appear. Open the dropdown menu in the lower left hand corner that says 'PDF'. Select the 'Save as PDF...' option.
    2. Chrome users - select File > Print. You should see a dialog box pop up with a print preview of the web page. Look on the left hand side of the box; next to the subheading 'Destination' there is a button that says 'Change'. Click the 'Change' button and another dialog box will appear. Underneath 'Local Destinations' you should see the option 'Save as PDF', click this and you will be returned to the original print preview dialog box. Now press the blue 'Save' button to save your blog as a PDF file.
    3. Internet Explorer Users - Right click on the document and select Print. On UCL network computers, select ScanSoft PDF Create!. Click Print, the save the file to your preferred location and a PDF file will have been created. If you are using Internet Explorer on your personal laptop you will need to download a software programme that will enable you to convert the html file to a pdf, such as http://www.primopdf.com/ which is free. 

  10. Double-check that the tags are visible in the PDF file so that the examiners can see which blogs you want them to grade, and in what order.
  11. For final submission of completed blog (all 8 6 posts): now upload this PDF file to Turnitin in the usual way.
  12. For formative feedback on your first two blog posts - print this document off and give it to Mark Lake.

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