Technology Enhanced Learning


Turnitin is the originality checking software supplied under license from Turnitin UK [external].

We update information on known issues with Turnitin regularly.

  • Submitted work is matched against a database of previously submitted work from every institution which subscribes to Turnitin, (including international institutions); current and archived internet pages and databases of books, journals and periodicals.
  • Turnitin does not detect plagiarism: it is text-matching software which provides an "originality report" on what proportion of a student's submission is original (not matched to other sources) or unoriginal.
  • Turnitin also offers an online marking tool - GradeMark, allowing teachers to add text-based comments and marks to assignments submitted to Turnitin.

For more information about academic integrity and plagiarism please visit the Academic Integrity website.

Information for Staff

If you intend to use Turnitin, you need to consider:

If you are using Turnitin as part of School policy, some of the advanced options may be defined by the policy. Check with your School Administrator for details.

Accessing the Turnitin Service

Turnitin can be accessed from a Moodle module via any web browser at https://moodle.kent.ac.uk. All SDS-registered modules are automatically created in Moodle and populated with students and timetabled teaching staff. If you need help using Moodle please contact your Faculty Learning Technologist.

Staff User Guides

Accessing Turnitin inboxes on Moodle 2013 or earlier

Earlier instances of Moodle (Moodle Archive, 2012 and 2013) use an earlier version of the Turnitin plugin. Please refer to the following documents in order access Turnitin inboxes on previous versions of Moodle.


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Last Updated: 19/05/2017

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