Turnitin.com offers a plagiarism detection service, as well as, Grademark and Feedback Studio marking tools. Unlike other plagiarism detections software such as Grammarly.com, Turnitin has a database of journals and academic papers, including student works, which it checks against.

Although Turnitin.com is great for generating originality reports that help you detect plagiarism, it has many other editing tools for student assignments that are often overlooked.

Faculty members can request an account or use Turnitin assignment activity in Moodle. We do not grant access for students to check their papers individually. A student can get originality reports as part of the Turnitin integration in Moodle or as part of an instructors course set up. 

Getting Started at the UofL with using Turnitin.com

A quick overview of Turnitin, and how to get your account running.

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Using Peermark Assignments within Turnitin.com

This article explains how peers review assignments in the class. One or more peers provide feedback rather than the instructor. This method is often a great way to get students to practice writing about a topic, without the fear of a bad mark.

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Using Revision Assignments within Turnitin.com

When students write an essay, some instructors offer a "red marking" period. During the time before the essay is due, the instructor will look over the student's essay and provide some feedback to help improve the student's writing about the particular topic. However, with Turnitin, you can give feedback digitally and allow the students to improve and resubmit.

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