Faculty teaching in-class or online courses can check student papers online for possible plagiarism using the Turnitin system.
What is Turnitin?
Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes.
How does Turnitin work?
Instructors (or students) submit assignments to Turnitin.com. Submitted papers are compared against billions of Internet sources and Turnitin.com’s own database of previously submitted papers. Instructors (and students, if enabled by their instructors) receive a set of color-coded “Originality Reports,” one for each submitted paper. The color-coding identifies the sources of materials.
Is there documentation?
These Instructor Guides and Demo movies contains very thorough information about accessing and using Turnitin.
Guides and Demo movies are also available for those of you who wish to have students utilize the Turnitin system.
Other Web Resources:
- Academic integrity in the age of Artificial Intelligence
- The plagiarismweb site explains online plagiarism and the tools available to detect it.
- The Prentice Hallweb site provides a tutorial on what plagiarism is and how to prevent it.
How can I start using Turnitin?
The Turnitin system is easy to use, and you can begin using it immediately by following the instructions in the User Guides. Should you run into trouble or otherwise need help with Turnitin, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Amarjit Kaur by email at [email protected].