The University of Chichester requires all written assignment submissions to be submitted as electronic copy and as a paper copy. The electronic copy is submitted into the module's Moodle page, via a service called Turnitin. Once submitted, Turnitin will generate an Originality Report, which will highlight any content which it considers as 'unoriginal'.
Highlighted, unoriginal content can take many forms:
- Text recognised from the internet
- Text recognised from journals
- Text recognised from previously submitted assignments
The Originality Report is there for students to use as a formative learning tool, as well as to highlight suspected plagiarism to academic staff.