Technology Enhanced Learning

The Originality Report

The Originality Report shows the amount of text in a document that matches with electronic sources within or scanned by Turnitin. Turnitin does not detect plagiarised work. Turnitin searches current and archived internet pages (these are updated on a regular basis), databases of published journal articles and the Turnitin database of submitted work.

Information for Staff

Originality reports are usually generated within 24 hours of the assignment being submitted, depending on the settings of the Turnitin inbox. The reports are available to all staff on the module, but students can only see the reports if the Turnitin inbox settings allow it. Your academic school may have a policy on whether or not students should see the report, so check with your Director of Learning and Teaching if unsure, but you should be aware that students must be given a formative experience of Turnitin (as per University guidelines), and therefore access to an originality report of their own work, prior to it being used summatively. How you do this is up to you, but an option is to create a draft submission point with an earlier deadline by creating an additional "part" to your Turnitin inbox.

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Last Updated: 25/08/2016

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