NewsGuard: check the veracity of online news services

Turnitin now has a partnership with the NewsGuard web plugin service (the work of a Wadham College alumnus) that appraises the veracity of online news services, making it a much-needed and highly valuable service in our current times. According to … Continue reading

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Resources to assist Turnitin instructors

This information about support resources was provided by the Turnitin suppliers to the Heads of e-Learning Forum on 14 July 2020. Support centre (including knowledge articles and user guides) Instructor quick start guide Instructor hub Turnitin Feedback Studio video guides … Continue reading

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Turnitin free webinars

Turnitin is offering a series of webinars, focusing on strategies that aim to overcome the challenges posed by remote teaching and learning. Dates: 14 and 19 May 2020 Time: 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST Find out more (including ‘tips for remote teaching’) and … Continue reading

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Take a look at the Oxford Turnitin FAQs

[Update 8 February 2021: The Turnitin staff support site has been moved from WebLearn to Canvas: Plagiarism awareness for staff. The same information may be found in the new site.] The Turnitin staff support site (in WebLearn) includes a set … Continue reading

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How can Turnitin be used to investigate the academic integrity of a piece of student writing?

With the need for remote teaching (and particularly open-book exams), we foresee a need for more staff members around the University to make use of Turnitin to screen student work to check for possible text matches to other sources. To … Continue reading

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Turnitin new add-on: Authorship Investigate

Recent articles (see below) have highlighted growing concern about students purchasing made-to-order essays and assignments from so-called ‘essay mills’ or ‘essay writing services’ and how universities need to raise awareness about the practice and the risks involved. The practice is known as … Continue reading

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Turnitin’s summary of UK User Summit (19 Oct 2017)

This blog already contains an entry on the national UK User Summit that was held in Newcastle on 19 October 2017. Here is a summary (with links to further information) provided by Turnitin after the event: More education is needed … Continue reading

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Turnitin and iThenticate review project – Update

The Turnitin and iThenticate Review project aimed to find out if Oxford’s plagiarism screening and awareness tools (including Turnitin and iThenticate) continue to meet the needs of staff and students. A staff survey was conducted during September 2017. Details about the … Continue reading

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Turnitin and iThenticate review project

IT Services recently ran a project to review the use of the University’s licences for Turnitin (to screen the coursework of registered Oxford students) and the sister product iThenticate (to screen personal statements and other materials submitted by prospective students). The … Continue reading

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Turnitin User Summit 2017

The annual Turnitin User Summit was held in Newcastle on 19 October 2017. As a result of recent corporate changes in the Turnitin organisation, there is a new USA executive management team: Marc Daubach (Chief Executive Officer), Ron Park (Chief … Continue reading

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