Turnitin is a web-based application that provides a number of functions that facilitate online assignment management including collection, marking, and feedback. It is also used to check electronic assignment submissions for 'originality'. It does this by comparing the text of a submitted assignment against text from a wide range of electronic material including journals, websites, and other students' work, including work from many UK universities.
At City, Turnitin is most commonly used to assist in the detection of academic misconduct (such as plagiarism or collusion) in an assignment after it has been submitted. Turnitin can also be used formatively to help students learn about the importance of good academic practice.
Turnitin and Moodle
City has integrated Turnitin with Moodle. This means that for some programmes, students will be required to submit their assignments to Turnitin via their Moodle module. This is so that their work can be checked for 'originality' and graded via the Turnitin Grademark tool. Not all courses use this tool but for those that do you can find guidance on uploading an assignment to Turnitin via Moodle here.
Turnitin accounts for help with good academic practice
Currently we do not offer Turnitin accounts directly to students unless requested by your department. This is because Turnitin is usually used in your course for assessments, and if you were to upload your papers separately your paper would later show up on the system as an 'unoriginal' copy. If you would like help with the content of your paper, for referencing, grammar, or language reasons, please do visit the library since they should have material and staff who can help support your studies.