Turnitin for staff

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
  • Quotes
  • Bibliography

The Originality Report is there for students to use as a formative learning tool, as well as to highlight suspected plagiarism to academic staff.

Online guides to Turnitin are available in Moodle


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