Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

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What is Turnitin?

An online text matching tool that can assist staff with detecting plagiarism and poor referencing.

How should I use Turnitin for my modules?

  • Turnitin can be used within the the Moodle assignment point.
  • Turnitin can be used for both formative and summative assessments.
  • We recommend that staff use an alternative to Internet Explorer when accessing Turnitin reports.

How do I use Turnitin?

Tutors can enable Turnitin on Moodle through the assignment point settings - please note this must be done prior to students submitting. Please find the recommended settings for formative assignments and summative assignments.

For further information on Turnitin settings please see the Moodle Framework or contact us
Please note, we are unable to advise students on their Turnitin reports. We recommend they contact their module leader with any questions.

How do I informally submit a paper to Turnitin?

Turnitin at BCU submits a paper to Turnitin, but is not stored on their repository and can be used for students to check their referencing. Staff may also use this feature. Students and staff need to self-enrol the first time they access the site.

How do I interpret Turnitin reports?

Click on the percentage icon adjacent to the student’s name within the assignment point. This will reveal which papers, journal articles, books, websites etc. their submission correlates with. Please contact us if you would like any advice on this.

If I suspect plagiarism, who do I contact?

Please see the Student Disciplinary Procedure on iCity.