All staff and students are advised to use the ‘Turnitin – A Complete Guide’ (link below) as the authoritative University guidance for Turnitin.
What is Turnitin?
Turnitin (TII) is an internet-based tool that combines assignment submission, plagiarism detection and online marking. It is accessed via Blackboard, allowing instructors to set up submission areas in their course units where their students can upload essays, presentations, and other pieces of work. TII then automatically scans the document for signs of plagiarism.
Whilst not a replacement for the traditional methods used by academics to identify plagiarism, it can reduce the time spent investigating possible cases, and act as a deterrent. To determine whether there are grounds for an accusation of plagiarism, staff would need to review the Turnitin report in detail and use their academic judgment.
The following guides are based on common Turnitin queries:
Plagiarism and originality checking guides
Guides for Students
Updated July 2023