Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement


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Turnitin is an internet-based plagiarism prevention service that also provides the ability to mark assignments online and provide feedback to students. 

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is the worldwide standard in online plagiarism prevention. The software helps staff and students take full advantage of the internet's educational potential. Current policy on the use of Turnitin is available in Academic Regulations. For a demonstration of the potential of the Turnitin Grademark tool, click here.

Who is it for?

Staff and students can use Turnitin, though staff may choose which functionality they allow students to use: the originality check, allowing submissions of work, or both.

Why should I be using it?

Students - to check your work is correctly referenced and to submit assignments electronically if specified.

Staff - to check whether your students have referenced correctly and to mark assignments online.

How do I use Turnitin?

Students - student help guides include text and video guides demonstrating how to create originality reports and submit your work.

Staff – staff help guides cover: setting up Turnitin assignments on Moodle, working with student submissions both online and offline, and giving other staff access to your Turnitin assignments (for second marking or similar situations).

If you would like to attend a workshop or one-to-one session on how to use Turnitin then see our training calendar or contact Tom Langston (

If you are experiencing technical issues whilst using Turnitin, please contact in the first instance.

How can I access Turnitin?

You can access Turnitin within any Moodle site.


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