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1. Introduction

Turnitin is a suite of online submission, text matching and feedback tools. All level 4 and 7 student written assignments should be submitted via Turnitin to comply with University policy. More information about the policy can be found on the University Academic Integrity pages.


2. Benefits of using Turnitin

Turnitin can help you:

  • Confirm students aren’t colluding.
  • Help students understand academic integrity and plagiarism.
  • Ensure students stick to academic integrity policy
  • Mark work / provide feedback online
  • Mark work on the go.

3. Training

We deliver scheduled, bookable training sessions for all staff in September and January, as well as tailored sessions for Schools / Course teams throughout the year.


4. Originality report generation

It may take up to 48 hours to return originality reports to students at peak submission times. If a report hasn’t been returned yet, it displays as Pending in the Submissions Inbox.


5. File submission requirements

  • Files of up to 40Mb are accepted. Files over 40Mb cannot be submitted.
  • Submission titles must be between 4 and 60 characters.
  • Submitted files must contain at least 25 words and 100 characters.
  • PDFs must be text based rather than image based.

6. File formats accepted

  • Word / text – doc, docx, odt, pdf, rtf, txt
  • PowerPoint – ppt, pptx, pps, ppsx
  • Excel – xls, xlsx
  • Other – html, hwp, Adobe PostScript, Corel Wordperfect. 


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