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This page contains basic information about Turnitin, including links to relevant support and governance. Its content is primarily aimed at staff but may also be of interest to students across all of the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

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What you need to know

Turnitin is an online subscription service which helps prevent plagiarism by checking submitted work. It is used in a number of ways, including:

  • Turnitin is integrated into Moodle, which means assignments can be set up in any module and used via the Moodle assignment activity. 
  • Coursework can either be submitted directly via Turnitin or manually uploaded by staff.
  • Students can also use Turnitin at any time to check their own work via the Test Your Text Moodle page.
  • Additional services such as the Feedback Studio also allow for grading forms and qualitative or quantitative rubrics if desired.

To access Turnitin via Moodle, please use the following:

Turnitin (via Moodle)

Current status and expectations

There is currently no obligation for schools to use Turnitin. Overall practice remains varied across the University.

However, any schools that do use Turnitin are required to have a clear policy in place. This means their students are fully informed about how the service is being used.


Originality reports

Once a text has been cross-referenced, Turnitin will produce an originality report to indicate the percentage which has been matched.

However, please note that these findings are neither an absolute indication nor proof of plagiarism and must always be interpreted in context. They are just an indication to the marker, who must then investigate further.

Support and Governance

Support links

For more detailed support information regarding Turnitin, please consult the following:

How to create a Turnitin assignment drop box (Workspace)

Moodle and Turnitin guidance (Workspace)


Governance links

For more detailed information regarding Governance, please consult the following:

Policy on academic misconduct

Extenuating circumstances

Quality Manual


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This page was last updated on 10 May 2021 at 15:43 (GMT)