Turnitin

Turnitin Resources


The University uses Turnitin, a plagiarism detection and prevention database which will provide feedback to you on the similarity of your work compared with a worldwide collection of resources and previously submitted student work.

The following resources will guide you through the various stages of submitting, viewing and printing your assignments, Originality Report and tutor comments.

Turnitin is available through both Blackboard and PebblePad - these resources currently concentrate on using Turnitin through Blackboard as this is the most common use.


Resources


Find and Access Your Turnitin Assignment

Before you can submit a piece of work, through Turnitin, you need to Login to Blackboard, access your module and find the assignment submission area.

Find and Access Your Turnitin Assignment (PDF guide)

What File Formats Are Accepted By Turnitin?

Turnitin will accept a range of common file formats for your assignment submission, but some of these formats do have rules attached.

What File Formats Are Accepted By Turnitin? (PDF guide)

Submitting a paper to Turnitin

Now that you have found your assignment submission area and have your document in the right format - it is time to submit.

Submitting a paper to Turnitin

Viewing your Originality Report

The Originality Report is designed to show you how much of your work matches with work produced by other people. This is also how your tutors will see your work.

Viewing your Originality Report (PDF guide)

Interpreting your Originality Report

Viewing your Originality Report is one thing - understanding what it means and how to fix things is explained here.

Interpreting your Originality Report

Printing / saving your Originality Report

Printing or saving your Originality Report can be a useful exercise. Use it to help improve your referencing, as evidence of that improvement or to add to a portfolio.

Printing / saving your Originality Report (PDF guide)

Getting Feedback on Your Turnitin Assignment

Your tutor's feedback will normally be made available after the post date. This video explains the process and shows how one tutor delivers audio feedback to a student.

Getting Feedback on Your Turnitin Assignment

A Very Quick Guide to Referencing

The Very Quick Guide to Referencing is a two page PDF that shows you the commonest reference types. It is a great compliment to Cite Them Right and if you can print it double-sided - it becomes a foldable A5 sized booklet.

A Very Quick Guide to Referencing (PDF guide)

The Turnitin Test Area

Why not test your essay before submission? Most plagiarism happens accidentally, normally as a result of poor referencing.

The Turnitin Test Area