Turnitin for Staff

Turnitin Turnitin will be integrated within each Moodle unit to help you manage the assessment process. Students are required to submit identified assessment tasks to Turnitin, which then gives them the opportunity to modify and improve their assignment before their final submission.

Advantages of using Turnitin:

  • Shows the origin of matched text
  • Provides accurate statistics
  • Saves time
  • Provides a comprehensive evaluation
  • Gives a variety of feedback methods for each assignment
  • Integrates with Moodle

Turnitin searches the Internet, online journal databases and assessment tasks submitted to Turnitin by other students to determine possible matches in assignments.

NOTE: It’s important to remember that Turnitin does not compare text with printed materials such as books and print journals. Those will still need to be checked manually by you.

Where a cover sheet is required, lecturers must ensure that all students use the Avondale Cover Sheet for their assignments as it acknowledges that students have given permission for Turnitin to be used.

Three important features of Turnitin

1. OriginalityCheck

Ensures original work by checking submitted papers against web pages, student papers and leading library databases and publications.
OriginalityCheck Video

2. GradeMark

Saves time and improves feedback through online grading where standard and customized marks appear directly on the student's paper.

Easy instructions for using GradeMark
Using GradeMark 3 minute tutorial
www.turnitin.com/dv?o=222980585&u=1007009245&lang=en_us&demo=1&cv=1&output=json&s=3' target='_blank'>Interactive tutorial Try out the tools within Grademark for providing feedback to students about their assignments (comments, highlighting, inline comments etc.).

3. PeerMark

Engages students in the writing process by providing structured, anonymous feedback of other student's written work.
PeerMark video

Turnitin Reports

Similarity Score
The Similarity Score is a percentage of the material that has been matched in an assignment. This does not necessarily indicate plagiarism, as matched material may include the reference list, quotes, book titles, the assignment question, authors, common phrases and so on. The Originality Report needs to be examined to see where the matches are occurring.

Originality Reports
An originality report is generated by Turnitin each time an assignment is submitted. An analysis of plagiarism cannot be judged just on the percentage of matching text that is found - the originality reports must be interpreted correctly to ensure maximum benefit to the student.

Students need to be given access to the originality report so that they can resubmit their assignment at least once before the due date. Check that the Turnitin default settings allow this to happen.

Instructions for using Turnitin

Quick guide for academic staff
Staff Turnitin Resource Booklet
Creating a new assignment using Turnitin and Moodle Youtube clip

About Turnitin

Introduction to Turnitin
Top 15 misconceptions about Turnitin
Glossary of terms

Further help

Alleged Academic Misconduct Process
Online Tutorials
Plagiarism advice
Professional development
Referral for Academic Support
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