What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a web-based text-matching software system which can assist in determining plagiarism and which can be used to teach students how to properly acknowledge quotations. Turnitin provides a report on any text matches. Turnitin does not interpret the report nor dictate action in response to the report, nor does access to the software, in itself, imply any requirement to act on the report. Those questions remain properly the responsibility of the Institute's academic processes. It also offers a GradeMark function that allows assignments to be marked and commented on online. Further details are available on the Turnitin website.