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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a commercial service licensed by VUW for use by all staff and courses.

We currently subscribe to the OriginalityCheck which compares submitted work with digital content, current and archived, including academic, commercial journals and publications.

Who uses Turnitin?

Turnitin as a product can be used by academic staff and students.

Academics who are using Turnitin in their courses must inform students of its use prior to submission of assessment, read more about this on the Turnitin policies and Notices page.

Watch this Video to find out why Educators Love Turnitin

Why should I use Turnitin?

Turnitin provides a mechanism for automatically comparing student assessed work with a wide variety of Internet materials and the work of other students so as to facilitate the detection of plagiarism and other forms of cheating.

It is important to emphasise that Turnitin merely compares text, it is not able to judge whether or not material is properly cited and used - that decision remains at the judgement of the academic staff assessing the work.

Please familiarise yourself with the Turnitin Policies and Notices before setting up Turnitin assignments.

How do I use Turnitin?

Turnitin is available through Blackboard. Blackboard users can check papers for originality without leaving their course site. Turnitin profiles for student and staff are created automatically when they use Turnitin through Blackboard.No separate Turnitin registration is required. Single login for both Blackboard and Turnitin. Courses and assignments created in Blackboard are mirrored in Turnitin.

Staff accustomed to using may still access the system through the Turnitin website.

Once the Turnitin assignment has been created, students or instructors then submit papers to Turnitin via file upload or cut-and-paste.


For students

How do I access Turnitin?

Turnitin can be accessed through Blackboard integration, if you course is not using Blackboard then you can access directly from the website (VUW Turnitin account required).

Please refer to the Accessing Turnitin page to request your account.

Turnitin Assignments direct to Turnitin

This is for courses which do not use Blackboard or for activities outside of a course, e.g. supervising Thesis students; you will need a separate account for Turnitin.

Please refer to the Accessing Turnitin page to request your account.

For step by step instructions on how to configure your account and submit assignments to Turnitin please visit Instructor Training guides.

Support for Turnitin

If you have a technical or administration query, the ITS Service desk is your first point of contact, telephone: 04 463 5050.

Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology). Visit this page to find out more and contact your Faculty CAT.

Support is also available from Centre for Academic Development (CAD) staff please send an e-mail to CAD-Contact or contact CAD staff, Stephen Marshall, Irina Elgort or Kwong Nui Sim.