Turnitin is used to assist in the detection of plagiarism. You may be required to submit your assessment work to the Turnitin service. This will involve submitting your work electronically via your Moodle module.
Use the links below for further information on Moodle and Turnitin. Your Lecturer will also give you information regarding the use of both Turnitin and Moodle in your course.
Use the links below for further information on Moodle and Turnitin. Your lecturer will also give you information regarding the use of both Turnitin and Moodle in your course.
What is Turnitin?
‘Turnitin’ refers to Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Software supplied under license from Turnitin UK .
- 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 journals and periodicals (e.g. Gale and Emerald).
- Turnitin does not detect plagiarism: it is a text-matching software which provides a report on whether a student's work is original (no matching text) or unoriginal.
- If there is matching text in a piece of work, then all instances of matching text should be checked for full and correct referencing.
- Frequently asked questions
- The University Guidelines for Using Turnitin
- Submitting your Assignment (Moodle and Turnitin)
- Learning with Turnitin: Understanding the Originality Report
- For more on Academic Integrity and avoiding plagiarism see the The Academic Integrity website: Guide for students
- For more information please see http://www.kent.ac.uk/elearning/turnitin