Student Support Topics

How do I get access to Turnitin?

The Turnitin software used at Turnitin.com is already integrated into Moodle.  As a student,  you can only access it once your lecturer has set up a Turnitin Assignment Submission within the module area in Moodle.

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Does Turnitin check against newspaper articles and books?

If the lecturer selected the option to check against newspaper articles and books when setting up the assignment, then the assignments will be checked against newspaper articles and books that are available online. 

This site provides extensive detail on originality reports and how they can be interpreted by staff and students: https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/Turnitin_Classic_(Deprecated)/Interpreting_the_Similarity_Report

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I have submitted my assignment to Turnitin in time but I’ve not received a similarity report / score

If you have submitted your assignment to Turnitin within the stipulated timeframe set down by your lecturer but have not received a similarity report within 24 hours you should contact the Moodle office.  This error can occur when students have changed their e-mail details between submissions thus preventing the Turnitin site from providing a similarity report for your work in Moodle.

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