Turnitin

Turnitin is a leading plagiarism detection tool that allows faculty and students to check their work for originality and also gives faculty the ability to digitally grade and provide feedback on papers.  At SPU, we are using Turnitin within Blackboard which includes the following options:

  • Turnitin’s OriginalityCheck compares submitted documents against internet sources, Turnitin’s document repository, and other publications.
  • e-rater Grammar Check scans a submitted document for possible spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics, and style errors.
  • GradeMark is a grading function that allows faculty to score papers, add written or audio comments, and create interactive grading rubrics to organize specific feedback for students.  For more in-depth information, please visit the Turnitin Instructor Manual

What sources does Turnitin use when comparing documents?

Is there evidence that using Turnitin actually reduces student plagiarism?

How should cases of plagiarism be handled?  We recommend reviewing the information regarding Academic Integrity set forth in the current Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog.

Resources for Faculty:

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