Learning Technology@LJMU

Staff Guide: Turnitin

Turnitin is LJMU’s plagiarism detection and text matching tool. It matches any assignment submission against a number of sources, including the internet, a number of journals and other academic institutions.

Turnitin is LJMU's plagiarism detection and text matching tool.

It matches any assignment submission against a number of sources, including the internet, a number of journals and other academic institutions. Turnitin can also be used as an online marking system and staff can download submitted work.

There are now two ways to connect with Turnitin, there's the original route with online marking via the feedback studio and a new integration called the Turnitin Framework.

About the Turnitin Framework

This new route allows you to link more seamlessly with Turnitin, but doesn't currently allow you to mark in Turnitin Feedback Studio. This method offers improved reliability since work is accessible in the core system (Canvas) even if Turnitin is unavailable. Tutors can therefore continue to mark submissions and students can access their feedback and marks during unscheduled periods of Turnitin downtime. More info.

Turnitin Original Route Availability

If you are intending to use the original Turnitin route for marking, it is important to note that this service is provided by Turnitin and that LJMU has no direct and immediate control over any potential service disruption. Turnitin has a history of short outages (4-6 hrs) during peak assessment periods, which usually occur 2 or 3 times per year. Consequently, marking in Turnitin does carry a certain risk and this should be factored in when considering it as a tool for online marking.

Originality Reports

Turnitin initially runs an originality report against external sources when a student submits before the due date. It does not initially match against other students within the course. Once the due date is reached a secondary analysis is performed and this looks for matches within the assignment folder between other student submissions for evidence of collusion. The overall matches are then added to the report.
Original Turnitin - Differentiated Grades Issue

Further Information

There is an online Academic Misconduct Quiz that can be added to any module which helps students to understand plagiarism. If you would like to know more about this please contact LTSupport@ljmu.ac.uk

Turnitin Guides

Turnitin Framework Guides (New)

Canvas Assignment Guides

For more information on how to create canvas assignments, or mark Turnitin assignments via Canvas, please see the Canvas Assignments help page.

Original Route Guides

If you are intending to mark using Turnitin please make sure you mute the assignment in the grades area, and change the feedback release date in turnitin.

Also See

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Assignments

Create an Assignment Task for your Students

Feedback Dashboard

Feedback Dashboard

Explore student feedback

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Quizzes

Create and develop online quizzes

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Speedgrader

Learn how to provide feedback for assignments and quizzes.

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