Turnitin

Turnitin helps teachers check students' work for possible plagiarism

Students' papers are compared against the content of three source areas - the Internet, published material and Turnitin's student paper archive build from previously submitted documents - and the result of the analysis with detailed matching information is forwarded to the teacher.

OBS! Turnitin does not determine plagiarism, it just detects matching text.

Submitting papers as a student (first time)

  • Your teacher gives you a class ID number and a class enrollment password
  • Sign up for Turnitin as a new user www.turnitin.com/newuser_type.asp
  • Create a New Turnitin Student Account (fill in your user profile data)
  • Enter a class
  • Open an assignment, read information and instructions (new popup window)
  • Submit a paper (usually by file upload)

Submitting papers as a student (next time)

  • Sign in to Turnitin
  • Enter a class
  • Open an assignment, read information and instructions (new popup window)
  • Submit a paper (usually by file upload)

Turnitin via Moodle

In the new version of Moodle the plagiarism control tools Turnitin and Urkund are integrated, which means a student activity in Moodle is to check for plagiarism via Turnitin or Urkund. The result of the analyses will be available via Moodle.
Turnitin is visible as a new activity in Moodle. The students in this case do not need separate accounts in Turnitin, but uses their Moodle normally.