Turnitin

Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.

NOTE: Integrations are available to use Turnitin within Moodle. You do not need to request access to turnitin.com if you are using the integration within Moodle

NOTE:  Students access to turnitin thru the assignments set up by their instructor. This includes undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students

Turnitin.com

Instructors can use Turnitin on its own by visiting www.turnitin.com. If you have never used Turnitin before, as an instructor you will need to request access to turnitin.com (ONLY IF NOT USING THE MOODLE INTEGRATION). We will set up a user for you and send you information on how to access and proceed. Please email teachingsupport@uleth.ca  to request access. If you are using with Moodle, please use the integration option listed below.

Turnitin/Moodle Integration

 

There is also a module that works with turnitin.com that is built directly into Moodle. So if you are having your class submit an assignment and wish for them to submit to turnitin and get a plagiarism report as well, this is a great option. You can add the module the same way you add a regular moodle assignment, but instead of choosing Assignment in the menu, you will have to choose External Tool. Once this is added, you can configure which external tool you are using by specifying Turnitin from a drop-down menu in the settings of this module. 

Here is a link to a tutorial on MoodleAnswers.com that explains this process.

Contact teachingsupport@uleth.ca if you have questions

You can set Turnitin to accept any file type in Settings > Optional Settings.

However, please be aware the different file types have limitations with Turnitin functionality. 

Read more about accepted file types  here

We have also included information about this on MoodleAnswers.com
https://moodleanswers.com/index.php/turnitin/what-file-types-can-you-submit-via-turnitin

Limitations of Turnitin

Turnitin is billed as a plagiarism tool. This means it is a tool that can aid in detecting plagiarism by detecting text matches in documents accessed in the student repository, as well as other sources. When a text match is found, it is highlighted in the document and provides data to the file they believe the information is from. Keep in mind it is up to you as the instructor to evaluate these matches and determine if they have quoted and referenced the material properly or if the match is actually a misuse of the text. 

https://moodleanswers.com/index.php/turnitin/limitations-of-turnitin

Again this is up to you as an instructor. There is no rule that states plagiarism is acceptable if the similarity report scores below a certain percentage.

Each case must be evaluated by you as the instructor. Turnitin makes the process easier simply by identifying text matches for you.

No, Turnitin cannot detect, display or process hidden content, linked documents or documents that contain multiple files such as PDF portfolios.