The University has a central licence for the Turnitin plagiarism awareness software. The licence allows the work of registered Oxford students to be screened for matches to existing electronic texts. Using Turnitin and helping students to interpret their originality reports promotes the development of academic writing and critical thinking skills.
Academic IT Services offers support and consultation by email, telephone and face-to-face. There are staff and student support sites on WebLearn, which offer a wealth of information and resources, including videos about using the software and interpreting the resulting reports (see links below).
Through the IT Learning Programme we offer lunchtime face-to-face sessions during term time. Most sessions are designed for staff who wish to make use of Turnitin, whether directly or through WebLearn. The course for students discusses issues relating to plagiarism and provides an opportunity for them to submit a piece of their work. Booking for each session open 30 days in advance, but you can ‘express an interest’ and receive an email reminder when booking opens. Trinity Term dates (with links to the booking forms) are:
- For staff:
- For students:
- Thurs 9 June – Awareness and avoidance: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTER
Other useful links:
- Staff support site in WebLearn: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/info
- Student support site in WebLearn (login required): https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/skills/plag
- Join the Turnitin User Group site in WebLearn (login required): https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/info/plag/tiiug
- Read the Turnitin blog: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/tii/
- Contact the Turnitin support team: firstname.lastname@example.org