Introduction to Turnitin

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Turnitin is an online text-matching service. The system enables institutions and staff to compare students' work with a vast database of electronic sources including:

  • Over 12 billion websites (including archived websites)
  • Over 10,000 major newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals
  • Thousands of books, including literary classics
  • Previously submitted student work to other educational institutions
  • Essays from cheat sites
  • Copyright-free material.

Turnitin can be used to:

  • Ensure that students’ work is original and protect against even the most sophisticated forms of student misconduct.
  • Reduce workloads with tools which allow staff to focus on teaching and learning, not marking and admin, improving outcomes for students.
  • Guide students with meaningful, personalised feedback that helps them learn and improve their academic writing and research skills.
  • Reduce bias and deliver objective, actionable, timely feedback with dynamic rubrics that maximize student growth.
  • Turnitin is integrated in to Blackboard Learn to allow assignment submission, marking and feedback.
If your Turnitin assignment inbox is part of your Blackboard or Insendi course, do not login to Turnitin directly and submit to the inbox via the Turnitin website. Please go to your Blackboard or Insendi course and submit via the link provided in your course.

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