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.
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)
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)
Now that you have found your assignment submission area and have your document in the right format - it is time to submit.
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)
Viewing your Originality Report is one thing - understanding what it means and how to fix things is explained here.
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)
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.
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)
Why not test your essay before submission? Most plagiarism happens accidentally, normally as a result of poor referencing.