Turnitin (Tii) is a service paid for by the university and is one of the recommended tools for the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) which includes eSubmission, eMarking and eFeedback.
Screen capture showing Turnitin Feedback Studio
The assessment guide provides a full overview of the EMA tools available, for example studentcentral
also feature approved eSubmission tools. Turnitin is recommended for written work submissions that require a similarity report. For other types of assignment such as, group work, multiple files, visual or media file submissions a different eSubmission tool may be more suitable. The assessment guide
features information and a flowchart to help you select the correct tool based on what your students need to submit.
Turnitin produces a colour-coded originality report for each submission, which identifies matches with other text-based sources in its database of widely indexed resources. Used thoughtfully, it can help students to improve their academic writing skills.
Turnitin is often described as a plagiarism detection tool which is not the case, it can, however, help to inform a decision where plagiarism is suspected and can assist in cases of academic misconduct.