Technology Enhanced Learning



Turnitin is the originality checking software we use at the University of Kent.

  • 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 - Feedback Studio, allowing teachers to add text-based comments and marks to assignments submitted to Turnitin.

The University's Turnitin Policy is available here:https://www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/strategies/UoK%20Turnitin%20Policy%202019.pdf

Staff Resources

Our Moodle Module has a wealth of guidance to help you use Turnitin and Feedback Studio effectively.


  • Ideal for new staff, or those wanting a refresher, our interactive course will guide you through using Turnitin and Feedback Studio.
  • If you need help quickly Help yourself by using the Guides and FAQs.
  • Still stuck? Contact us for help or sign up to Training.

Student Resources

For information on using Turnitin as a student, see our Information for Students page.

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Last Updated: 20/05/2020

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