What Turnitin Does
When students submit assignments, they go through a similarity checking software called Turnitin. The role of Turnitin is to look for patterns in a student assignment and to compare it with other assignments, websites or scholarship. Examples of the type of academic misconduct Turnitin can indicate are:
Please note that a high similarity score when using Turnitin does not always mean academic misconduct has occurred. There needs to be some investigation to get a better sense of what has gone on. A colleague in Learning Innovation has created a video with some advice.