Turnitin is plagiarism identification software which enables students to check their work for improper citation or potential plagiarism. The software compares submitted documents via a continuously updated global (Turnitin) database and references indexed pages on the world wide web, other universities, schools and other students. It can play an important role in helping students to understand intellectual authenticity and honesty.
It is recommended that this tool be used in conjunction with either EASE or the Moodle Assignment submission tool. Information on understanding and addressing Plagiarism is available to help you in making decisions about using Turnitin.
Benefits of Turnitin
- Students can check their assignments before submission
- Marking time is reduced as students have had an opportunity to check referencing issues
To start using Turnitin, you need to register and obtain a username and password. Please contact the USQStudyDesk Support Team through firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to do this. Exemplars on best practice for using Turnitin
- We have developed several useful exemplars.
- The Turnitin flyer (PDF*137kb) provides a step-by-step guide
Training and support
A guide on getting started using Turnitin is also available