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.
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 similarity 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.