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Turnitin | Student Perspective

How to set up and use Turnitin as a student

Updated over a week ago

In response to plagiarism in student work, we have introduced industry-standard plagiarism checking, powered by Turnitin. This feature will serve as a first-line of defense against unintended copying from students or content from platforms like Wikipedia.

In this article we walk you through the workflow of a student using Turnitin. Plagiarism checking is available for all tools with the 'Submissions' learning step. These are:

  • Peer Review

  • Assignment Review

  • Self-Assessment of Work

  • Discussion of Work

  • Automated Feedback

If Turnitin is enabled, the only difference in the student experience is that before submitting their work, students must accept the terms and agreements of Turnitin.

This is a requirement we must follow to ensure integration with the service. After submitting, the students won't see anything different than the usual submission workflow. Note: the agreement will reappear periodically for student approval when Turnitin updates its terms.

(Fig. 1: Student view. Accepting the End User License Agreement is necessary before being able to submit.)

(Fig. 2: End User License Agreement for students.)

After clicking 'Accept' they will be able to submit as they usually would. Students won't see anything different in that process.

(Fig. 3: Submission step.)

After submitting, students will see their submissions, but won't see their plagiarism score. This score is a percentage of how much of the submission matches with other sources, either in publications, internet pieces or other student submissions. That score is only visible to teachers.ย 

This concludes the Turnitin | Student Perspective tutorial.
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